Month: March 2012

Shennaghys Jiu – Hitting the Right Note

The Manx festival ‘Shennaghys Jiu’ has come a long way since its inception in 1998, but continues to provide an opportunity for young musicians and dancers to gather together in a non-competitive environment and enjoy themselves on an informal basis.

Sayle Gallery hosts WWII intern's art exhibition

Artwork by a 91-year-old man who spent two year’s in Manx internment camps during the 1940s, is to go on display in the Isle of Man in April. From BBC site Ernst Eisenmayer from Austria was one of thousands of

Manx Music in America

Free Shipping during April I’m celebrating, and you can join me!  The first printing of my book, “Tailless Tunes” has sold out!!  The second printing, in a spiffy new binding, is now available.  In honor of this milestone, I’m offering

Villa Marina Arcade and the Mollag Band

The Isle of Man Arts Council recently held their annual lunchtime concerts in the newly refurbished Villa Marina Arcade hoping to tempt workers in the town to come and enjoy some of the many talented musicians in a relaxed and

Jerusalem Lectures Focus on Manx Language Revival

Adrian Cain and Hana Bordin  The successful revival of Manx Gaelic has attracted much publicity for the Isle of Man during recent years, with students of other languages keen to discover how revivalists have established such a remarkable change in

Raising Awareness of the Manx Bonnag

Retired Foxdale baker Bert Winckle unwittingly set himself a challenge during last year’s Bonnag Championships when he commented on the lack of submissions, and this year was overwhelmed by more than sixty entries for the three categories. Held annually in

Isle of Man makes donation to help unrest in Syria

The Syrian unrest began in the southern city of Deraa in March 2011 Continue reading the main story The Isle of Man government’s overseas aid committee has donated about £25,000 to help international charities working in the Middle East.  BBC

Department of Education and Children Manx Folk Awards

 With interest in Manx culture firmly established within the Island’s schools, the Department of Education and Children has developed the first Manx Folk Awards which will continue the sterling work done by the organisers of the long-running Cruinnaght Aeg Competitions,

Visitor spending approaches £100 million

THE Isle of Man Government’s Department of Economic Development is delighted with the results of the annual Isle of Man Passenger Survey, which has been published by Treasury’s Economic Affairs Division.   The survey reveals that the total expenditure by visitors

Commemoration of William Kennish

On the 19th March, 2012, a simple wreath laying ceremony organised by Island based author Robert Stimpson, will be held at the Corrany Bridge to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of William Kennish, one of countless numbers of