Month: October 2015

Professor Ronald Hutton Shares His Research about Hop tu Naa and Neighbouring Celebrations

As the celebration of Hop tu Naa looms on the horizon, celebrated academic Professor Ronald Hutton returned to the Isle of Man to speak about his extensive research on the subject to a packed auditorium at the Manx Museum lecture

Rachel Hair Trio Returns to the Isle of Man

Rachel Hair It might be three years since the Rachel Hair Trio last came to these shores, but their loyal fan base packed out the Centenary Centre in Peel to watch one of Scotland’s most recognised folk bands. Cameron Maxwell

Launch of New Dalby Cookery Book

If you’ve ever had the good fortune to dine at one of the many successful events at St James’ Church in Dalby, there’s now an opportunity to take some of those recipes home with you and test them in your

UK Folk Duo Return to the Centenary Centre in Peel

Long standing folk duo, Chris While and Julie Matthews, enjoyed another sell-out performance at the Centenary Centre recently, giving ticket holders a full evening’s entertainment a night to remember. Here as part of their Autumn Tour, While and Matthews came

World Manx Association Learns More about the Local Mining Industry

Members of the World Manx Association met in Peel recently for one of their social get-togethers in the historical Sailors’ Shelter on East Quay, with an opportunity to chat with friends and learn more about the Isle of Man. President

Manx Performers Head for New Festival Venue in Cornwall

With stunning, panoramic views of the coastline and a rich cultural heritage, the seaside resort of Newquay will be the new venue for Cornwall’s annual Celtic festival, Lowender Peran, which attracts a number of visitors and performers from the Isle

New Manx Christmas Stamps

Isle of Man Post Office is pleased to present a set of five stamps centring on the 250 year-old translation of the Book of Common Prayer into Manx Gaelic. Manx artist Julia Ashby Smyth’s illustrative interpretation of phrases found in