Month: July 2014

Scottish Harpist Takes Manx Music Across the Atlantic

Internationally acclaimed Scottish harpist, Rachel Hair, is seen as a key figure in the burgeoning revival of the Island’s traditional music scene, teaching several local pupils on a monthly basis, establishing resident harp group Claasagh and recently publishing a book

Manx Museum – First World War Show and Tells

    On Saturday 26 July, the Manx Museum hosted the first ‘Show and Tell’ session in conjunction with This Terrible Ordeal exhibition. Taking place in the WWI Exploratorium, the sessions are a great opportunity for visitors to interact with our experts and

Celebrating the 120th Anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway Extension to Laxey

It’s been 120 years since the Manx Electric Railway reached the mining village of Laxey, on the east coast, but in celebration of this significant event the Island’s oldest tramcars (Nos. 1 & 2) came into operation as part of

First World War servicemen’s biographies presented to St George’s Church, Douglas by Manx National Heritage volunteers

Fifteen months of hard work by volunteers at Manx National Heritage came to fruition on Monday 28 July with a special presentation to Venerable Andrew Brown, Archdeacon of Man and Vicar of St George’s Church.   Some of the volunteers associated

NAMA 2014 – A Round-up of events

Day One of the NAMA 2014 Convention was spent checking in our 64 delegates and doling out tickets for events to our party of official members and the other large group of Peterson family members who came along with Lucy.

Isle of Man Stamps: The Southern District Agricultural Society & Manx Ark Rare Breeds Project

This celebratory miniature sheet presents six paintings of rare British animals from the award-winning Island based artist Jeremy Paul, capturing a number of traditional British breeds which were heading for extinction. His paintings recognise the work of the Manx Ark

Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014 – IOM gets first medal

Congratulations to Peter Kennaugh who won Silver Medal in the men’s 40km points race to earn the Isle of Man’s first medal at Glasgow 2014. The 25-year-old finished second with 84 points, 14 behind race winner Thomas Scully of New

Visit Peel for Fun and Nostalgia this Summer!

As the summer calendar gets into full swing, there’s plenty to do in the west of the Island with Peel Traditional Boat Weekend at the end of July followed by the perennial favourite Peel Carnival at the beginning of August.

Launch of Mollag Band's New CD

The launch of The Mollag Band’s new CD, Afloat, took place on the final day of Yn Chruinnaght as part of events being held on the forecourt of the House of Manannan in Peel, where a large crowd gathered to

The Great Homecoming 1927

A MANX CELTIC CONCERT The recent North American Manx Association Homecoming Conference held in Douglas, Isle of Man, and organised to coincide with Tynwald Day on July 7th, puts me in mind of the great emotional scenes that greeted the