Month: June 2009

Queenie Festival Day 1

Fishing into the Past’ a great success. This is the update from last night. Tonight’s opening event, Fishing into the Past, was a great success and proved a fantastic way to get the Festival underway. The weather remained good to

DK & BDS

Davy Knowles & Back Door Slam with Rob Drabkin. on tour this summer. My tickets are booked for the Birchmere in Alexandria. I strongly recommend you go and wave the flag and get a great earful of aching blues! His

DK & BDS

Davy Knowles & Back Door Slam with Rob Drabkin. on tour this summer. My tickets are booked for the Birchmere in Alexandria. I strongly recommend you go and wave the flag and get a great earful of aching blues! His

Big boats to tin baths

Story here. THE largest cruise ship to visit the Isle of Man this year will be arriving in Douglas today (Monday). It is the first time Artemis, a 44,348-tonne ship owned by P&O Cruises, has been to the Island. She

Manx sporting triumphs

THE action in the 13th NatWest Island Games gets under way today, Sunday, on the Baltic island of Aland. There’s plenty to keep the Manx sports fans occupied with a large proportion of the Isle of Man’s 175-strong team making

Island Games

This story from the Times Online.They are not quite the Olympics, but the NatWest Island Games , which start today in Aland, in the Baltic Sea, is the closest that many of the 3,100 participants will come to tasting international

The Golden Queenie

Manx Fiddle Music — and more

We’ve had a request for more information about Manx fiddle music and songs. Here are a few resources. Feel free to leave comments if you have any other ideas. Manx Music and Dance on MySpace links to many contemporary musicians

Isle of Man Queenie Festival

Well – the Homecoming Group should have a blast with this island-wide program of events. The website is fun http://queeniefestival.com and has details of events, games, recipes and a ton of good stuff including the Can you solve the Queenie

A pint’s a pint – it’s official

The IOM has, by law, to pour a full pint not including the head. Well, tests – yes, tests – during TT Week confirmed that the publicans are in fact pulling a proper pint. Check the BBC here.

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