Month: August 2010

Manannan – a Suite for Windband

Retired music teacher Paul Dunderdale has been involved with music in various forms throughout his life, learning the clarinet at age 12 and progressing to conductor, arranger and composer by the age of 16, followed by a degree in music

Okells Aile wins European Beer prize

A MANX brew is the best of its kind in Europe, according to judges at this year’s World Beer Awards. Okells staff are celebrating taking the gold award for best flavored porter in Europe with Aile. Head brewer Dr Mike

Chief Minister enlists American Manx to build awareness of Island

CHIEF Minister Tony Brown MHK has appealed to people of Manx descent in the USA and Canada to help promote the Island and defend its reputation in their countries. Speaking at the 50th convention of the North American Manx Association

Festival Interceltique de Lorient 2010

The annual ‘Festival Interceltique de Lorient’ held in Brittany is a unique gathering of the Celtic nations in the port of Lorient attracting a staggering 650,000 visitors to enjoy ten glorious days of music, song and dance. The Mollag Band

Gone Fishing

Back in a week. If I can get internet access I’ll post while I’m away.

Thanks Jim! A great Convention. See you in 2012 in Platteville!

First photos from the NAMA Convention handover in Denver. Sally handed over the Presidency to Jim, the Chief Minister, Tony Brown handed over a super-special gold etched and engraved plate to commemorate the 50th Convention and Jim gave the Chief

Remember this guy?

Tree surgeon Nick Barlow from St. Johns is more used to felling trees than preserving them. Now he has taken up the unusual art of chainsaw carving, transforming dead trees into works of art. From wizards to wildlife, his huge

View from the train! Sandy & Jim Corlett – Our next President of NAMA Sally Dalquist – Outgoing President down a silver mine next to a past-President, Norm Standish. To see more photos go to this Facebook link.

Greetings from Denver

After an epic trip across the country rendered more exciting than necessary by my having to return home for the computer powercord and then misplacing my ID at the airport — we arrived in the Mile-high City. There are many