Month: May 2015

Lucy Ward Sings at the Centenary Centre in Peel

Malcolm Stitt Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Lucy Ward, made her debut on the Isle of Man at the Centenary Centre in Peel in the intimate setting of the Atholl Room, courtesy of Jonno Promotions. But it was Ramsey based guitarist Malcolm

Can Victorian Churches on the Isle of Man Survive the 21st Century?

St German’s Cathedral –internal alterations With recent announcements that some of the Island’s churches are under threat of closure, it was timely that the Isle of Man Victorian Society should invite Tom Ashley, Churches Conservation Adviser of the UK Victorian

Tallis Concert CD – Live in Concert

The a cappella (unaccompanied) mixed-voice group Tallis Consort has recently released a new CD featuring 22 tracks of choral music, recorded in the superb acoustical setting of St Mary’s Church in Douglas, incorporating several ex-choral scholars and experienced musicians drawn

World Manx Association Syllabus 2015

Statue of Miner Unveiled in Laxey

A new statue, depicting a Laxey miner, was unveiled this weekend to honour those who worked in the village mines, in a ceremonyy which also celebrated the completion of Laxey’s regeneration scheme.   The statue is the work of stone

Gift of portrait repeated a century on by WMA

Schools are to be given portraits of the Island’s national poet, T. E Brown – replicating a gift made to them a century ago. Brown was born in Douglas in 1830, attended King William’s College and graduated from Christ Church,

Praying the Keeills Week Celebrates Saints and their Keeills

Maughold Churchyard One of the more unusual events on the Manx calendar is the annual Praying the Keeills Week, which incorporates visits to a number of ancient, holy sites across the Island with other events during the week. Now in

Tallis Consort Bids Farewell to Musical Director at Spring Concert

Tallis Consort’s recent spring concerts, held at St Paul’s Church, Ramsey, and St Mary’s Church in Douglas, were dedicated to the memory of former MHK Charles Cain, one of the founding members of the early music group and until recent

Nish as Rish Return from Successful Norwegian Tour

With groups on the Manx traditional music scene continuing to strengthen their ties with other countries, five-piece collective Nish as Rish has recently returned from a successful trip to Norway. Nish as Rish was formed during 2009 whilst members of

WOSAT 2015 Brightens Up a Wet Bank Holiday Weekend!

WOSAT (Western Open Studio Art Trail) 2015 brightened up a wet bank holiday weekend, with its focus set firmly on the creative abilities of some of the many talented individuals who live and work the length and breadth of the