Month: December 2013

New Year's Honors for Manxmen

Mark Shimmin, from Douglas, has been appointed MBE for services to the Isle of Man government and economy. The 56-year-old retired as the island’s chief financial officer in April and said he was taken aback by the honour but “very

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Blass – An Album of Good Taste

Blass (Manx Gaelic for flavour or taste) is a new CD which reaches out from the developing Manx traditional music scene, revealing a younger generation of musicians with their own ideas and interpretation of both traditional and original material. It’s

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St. Stephen's Day shenanigans

As the Isle of Man enjoys a brief respite after being pounded incessantly by ferocious winter storms, which forced an increasing number of cancelled sailings to the UK and Ireland and an unscheduled journey by the Isle of Man Steam

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Mollag Ghennal

Once again the annual Mollag Ghennal bridged the gap between Christmas and the New Year with a fine selection of  music, song and dance at the Masonic Hall in Douglas. Organised by the mighty Mollag Band (new CD out soon) it

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Perwick Bay, near Port St. Mary.  Strong winds have led to flight and ferry cancellations to and from the Isle of Man. The Isle of Man Met Office forecast severe gale to storm force gusts reaching up to 80mph (130km/h) over the

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Cheap hotel deal in London near Tube.

I pasted this from an email and it looks weird but should work! Just in case it doesn’t here’s the website URL:http://www.capilonhotels.com BOOK NOW AND SAVE! NEW YEAR SALE – LAST FEW DAYS! Book before the end of 2013, and get 10%

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David Byrne and Nancy Corkish to Exhibit at The Isle Gallery

David Byrne  Two of the Island’s finest artists ~ feast your eyes! David Byrne Many artists have been drawn by the unusual light and color formation to paint both landscapes and seascapes of the Isle of Man over the centuries,

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"Cregneash, we have a problem"

“Cregneash, we have a problem” –An irreverent look at the Isle of Man space programme If only we were there! This looks such a great event. This Christmas the Manx Museum brings a take on the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures,

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“Cregneash, we have a problem”

“Cregneash, we have a problem” –An irreverent look at the Isle of Man space programme If only we were there! This looks such a great event. This Christmas the Manx Museum brings a take on the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures,

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Manx Fairy Tales by Sophia Morrison

This outstanding collection of stories, initially published in 1911, has lost none of its original appeal, with its reissue by Lily Publications bringing these thought-provoking tales to a new audience. Earlier editions were presented in a much simpler style, but

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