Year: 2016

Mollag Ghennal Hits the Right Note in Peel!

The long-running Mollag Ghennal has been a favourite crowd puller at a variety of venues, but this year the annual event was held in the Masonic Hall in Peel, retaining its winning formula of providing some of the best acts

Island Celebrates St Stephen’s Day

Although other cultural pursuits may have lapsed, the annual procession of dancers, singers and musicians gathered for the traditional Hunt the Wren, travelling through the streets and lanes of some of the main towns and villages of the Island. In

Native Speakers of Manx Gaelic recalled by Brian Stowell

Meeting the native speakers. A series of videos produced by the Isle of Man newspapers. Listen in Manx and English.

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Sophia Morrison – The First Curator

Manx National Heritage is pleased to announce the opening of its latest exhibition ‘Sophia Morrison – The First Curator’, at the Manx Museum on Saturday 10 December 2016. ‘Sophia Morrison – The First Curator’ is being staged to commemorate the

‘Bronze Age burial reveals its long held secret’

Archaeologists studying Neolithic and Early Bronze Age human remains in the Manx Museum collection for the ‘Round Mounds of the Isle of Man’project have made an exciting discovery. Contained within a box of cremated bones excavated in 1947, osteologist Dr Michelle

Vote for Rachel Hair in the Trad Music Awards

Deemed the most prestigious awards ceremony in the traditional music calendar, sixteen awards will be presented to the best Scottish trad talent at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards in a televised ceremony on the 3rd December, and amongst

Celebrating Manx Birds at Inaugural Conference

  There’s a special treat for ornithologists later this month, with a joint presentation organised by members of both the Manx Ornithological Society and the local charity Manx Bird Life. This inaugural conference, which celebrates the Island’s population of wild

Isle of Man awarded Unesco status as “one of the best places in the world” to explore nature.

The Isle of Man has been officially recognised as “one of the best places in the world” to explore nature. The island has been chosen by Unesco as one of 20 new biosphere sites for its outstanding natural landscape. Among

Manx Link Remains Strong with Cornish Festival

With Cornwall’s international Celtic festival, Lowender Peran, firmly ensconced in its new location in Newquay, both singers, dancers, musicians and visitors (including those from the Isle of Man) will converge on the Atlantic Hotel, for a festival which has long

Cabinet declared. Just two ministers fail to get position

The political memberships of every government department have been announced. The only MHK not to get a position is Chris Robertshaw, member for Douglas East. He had been Minister for Policy and Reform in Allan Bell’s administration but stormed out

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