Month: August 2012

Manx Gaelic classes could be taught online via Skype

A scheme is being planned for an online Skype link-up to help people in their efforts to learn Manx Gaelic.  BBC Language officers from the Isle of Man want to establish it to help people who cannot get to classes.

Nish As Rish Perform at Italian Folk Festival

Contemporary Manx folk group Nish As Rish (including local band member Ruth Keggin) was recently invited to the Italian folk festival ‘Folkermesse’ after their success at the ‘Festival Interceltique de Lorient’ in 2011, where they walked away in triumph with

Brandon Cretu offers advice on getting to the island.

I see inquiries all the time on various internet forums and people constantly ask me in person about wanting to come visit the Isle of Man during the world renowned TT races.  Spectating the TT races is not something that

Isle of Man Aircraft Registry voted ‘best in the world’

A survey of leading aviation lawyers from around the world, conducted by leading aviation publication ‘Corporate Jet Investor’, has voted the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry the best aircraft registry in the world. Votes were cast in four categories: speed

Isle of Man Stamps – Bee Fauna

This latest release from the Isle of Man Post Office gives us a fascinating insight into the busy world of the humble bee. The Island attracts approximately fifteen species of bumblebee and fifty seven varieties of solitary bee which represents

Finlo and the Fairy Kings

See our earlier entry on this.This is Ruth Blindell’s first foray into the world of fiction with the Dhoon Glen on the north-east of the Island playing the central role in a truly Manx adventure. One of the author’s favourite

Have a look at the Island at war this weekend. They recreated the WWII using the Steam Railway and the Manx National Heritage sites — as well as lots of participation from the Manx.

Action stations for 1940s fun – Isle of Man News – Isle of Man Today

Official 2012 NAMA Convention photo

Almost all the attendees of the 2012 NAMA Convention!(c) Tyler Ensrude/UW-Platteville photos

Video of the opening of the NAMA Museum

The Cream of Manx Culture Heads for Brittany

The Lorient Inter-Celtic Festival has long been crowned the undisputed champion of the European folk scene. Attracting in excess of 700,000 visitors to the Breton sea port during a ten day feast of music, song and dance from the Celtic