Omer McKenna, 72 years old at time of this interview, was a native of Waterford, Prince Edward Island. He moved to Rumford in 1910 at the age of 17. In Maine, he worked in the woods, in a mill, and even went out west twice to work the harvest. In addition to singing songs written by others, McKenna wrote poems and songs of his own.
Date of Birth
Waterford, “Cod Liver Oil”, Prince Edward Island, Rumford, Maine, woods, mill, singer, poems, storyteller, Sandy Ives
Ethnomusicology | Folklore | Oral History
McKenna, Omer, "Omer McKenna" (1893). Maine Song and Story Sampler Artists. 35.