Month: November 2015

R.I.P – North American Manx Association Past President Mary Kelly

Mary Frances Kelly, 75, of Platteville, Wisconsin, died on Monday, November 16, 2015 at Agrace Hospice Care, Fitchburg. Mary was born on October 11, 1940 daughter of Maynard and Frances Doris (Browning) Kelly at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Dodgeville. Mary graduated

Ruth Keggin & Anna Czajkowska at the Erin Arts Centre

There’ll be a special concert at the Erin Arts Centre later this month, when Manx Gaelic singer Ruth Keggin teams up with Anna Czajkowska for a flute and piano recital. Although originally from Poland, Anna (a private music teacher) now

Who Will be Manannan's Choice of the Year?

Manannan’s Choice of the Year (Reih Bleeaney Vanannan) is an annual, cultural award made to an individual or group who made the  greatest contribution to the Island’s cultural heritage; and this is your chance to nominate a candidate for this

Cast Your Vote Now for Manx Fiddle Player in Scottish Music Awards

Local fiddle player, Tomas Callister, has been nominated along with four other musicians, for Instrumentalist of the Year in the annual MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2015, and here’s your chance to help him clinch the award. Organised by

Author of Quatermass Series Remembered at Manx LitFest

Nigel Kneale is remembered locally for being the Island’s most successful radio, television and film script writer, and more broadly for writing groundbreaking screenplays for the cult 1950s BBCTV science fiction series, Quatermass. But his son, Matthew Kneale, (also a

Jack sticks up for the Isle of Man's suffrage record

From Jack Cormode in California: The new movie “Suffragette” brings up the idea of women voting.   Here is a note that I sent to a reviewer from the San Jose Mercury News. October 30, 2015 Ms. D’Souza, In your review

Ned Maddrell Lecture 2015

Ned Maddrell The annual Ned Maddrell Lecture, hosted jointly by Culture Vannin and  Yn Ҫheshaght Ghailckagh, takes place on Saturday 7 November at St John’s Mill (Tynwald Mills), and will feature a guest speaker who will be discussing a minority