Month: December 2015

Rain Doesn't Stop Play on St Stephen's Day!

Despite atrocious weather conditions, a number of hardy souls braved incessant rain to join gatherings across the Island for the traditional Hunt the Wren on St Stephen’s Day (Boxing Day). Although other cultural pursuits may have lapsed over the years,

Work Off Your Christmas Turkey with a Game of Cammag!

If you fancy working off some of that Christmas turkey, then take a trip out to St John’s on St Stephen’s Day (Boxing Day) and join in the traditional game of cammag for some fresh air and fun. The game

Launch of Christmas Stamps at St John's

The Royal Chapel at St John’s was the venue for the official launch of this year’s Christmas stamps, which feature the creative artwork of Julia Ashby Smyth. Each of the five stamps focus on a specific Manx word and a

Tallis Consort Perform Sacred Music for Advent

Although their opening Advent Concert in Ramsey was cancelled because of severe weather conditions, fans of Tallis Consort were out in force for their second and final concert of the season held at St Mary of the Isle in Douglas.

Help Needed to Raise Funds for Memorial to Famous Manxman William Kennish

Local author, Bob Stimpson, recently wrote a biography of a noteworthy Manxman, whose lifetime achievements were even more remarkable for the fact that he was initially not an English speaker, but that didn’t stop him from travelling across the world,

Buy Your Tickets Now for this Year's Mollag Ghennal!

One of the highlights of the festive season is the much anticipated Mollag Ghennal, an evening of entertainment featuring a selection of some of the Island’s best known Manx traditional singers and musicians. Organised by the Mollag Band, it’s a

Post Office Carol Service Held at St German's Cathedral in Peel

Employees and friends of the Isle of Man Post office held their annual carol service at St German’s Cathedral in Peel, where they were met by the magnificent sound of Manx Concert Brass conducted by Ian Clague MBE. The congregation

Manx National Heritage lets you zoom-in on the Island’s image collections with a new iMuseum

Manx National Heritage, the organisation responsible for protecting and promoting the Isle of Man’s heritage and culture, has come up with a brand new iMuseum ( giving its online audiences an even better view of the nation’s history and collections.

Calling all Manx Songwriters!

If you’re a local songwriter and fancy a new challenge, then why not have a go at writing an original song in Manx Gaelic for the annual Arrane son Mannin Competition? With a chance to win £300 in prize money


A major new book on the medieval history, society and culture of the Isle of Man, the third in a series of five as part of the New History of the Isle of Man, has just been published by Liverpool