Month: January 2014

Archie Knox event to commemorate 150th Anniversary.

The legacy of Archibald Knox is to feature in the regeneration of the Isle of Man’s capital, developers have said.  BBC Douglas Development Partnership said several projects were “in the pipeline” to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Manx designer’s

A Manks Concert to Celebrate St Bridget’s Day

With the Island of Culture 2014 celebrations well underway, the Manx branch of the Celtic Congress has organised a special concert to be held on St Bridget’s Day (1st February) at the Centenary Centre in Peel. Advertised as an evening

The Manx Northern Railway Stations Many people were saddened by the demise of the majority of the Island’s steam railway network, save for the southern line, but the collaboration of Manx artist Michael Starkey and local man Julian Edwards has

Barrule – Making Celtic Connections in Glasgow

Attending the world music trade fair WOMEX last October paid dividends for Manx traditional music trio Barrule when they secured a highly coveted gig at the annual Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow, which specialises in folk, roots and world music.

Manx Song Chosen to Represent Isle of Man at Pan Celtic Festival

An appreciative audience gathered at the Masonic Hall in Peel to hear the entries for this year’s Arrane son Mannin (Song for Mann) which included an evening of free entertainment of music and song provided by a cross section of

Help Manx Trio Barrule in Their Quest to Win UK Music Awards

Following the UK launch of Barrule’s debut eponymous album during 2013, a review of the Manx trad power trio’s compelling music was published in the popular UK music magazine Songlines, which automatically put them in the running for some of

Year of Culture Receives Stamp of Approval from Isle of Man Post Office

As the year-long Island of Culture gets underway the Isle of Man Post Office has issued a new set of stamps by Manx artist Juan Moore to celebrate the occasion. Juan commented, “It feels so good to have my artwork

Successful Oie’ll Verree Launches Island of Culture 2014

Phil Gawne on left and Past President of NAMA, Laurence Skelly in the purple sweater! Recognize anyone? It was an evening of mixed emotions at the annual Oie’ll Verree held in the village of Michael, when it was revealed that

The M Room: Secret Listeners who Bugged the Nazis

This is the remarkable story of the German émigrés who fled Hitler’s regime and became secret listeners for British Intelligence during World War II, brought vividly to life with the assistance of a former internee on the Isle of Man:

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