Month: May 2017

Visiting Harp Ensemble Enjoy Cultural Exchange

 Local traditional music group Croan yn Tead recently hosted a very successful visit by The Lissenhall Harp Ensemble from Ireland who journeyed to the Island from Dublin. Both groups joined forces to rehearse their joint sets at the Mitre Hotel

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Swift Action Needed to Encourage Local Bird Population

   Our contemporary lifestyle may have brought additional benefits to Island life, but for one annual summer visitor from Africa it has made a significant impact on their much needed habitat. The Manx Ornithological Society, in conjunction with Manx BirdLife,

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Music Composed in Manx Internment Camps Highlighted in Island Concerts

 A unique collaboration between some of the brightest talent from the Royal College of Music, professional soloists and a selection of young performers from the Isle of Man (second concert only) will highlight an important aspect of internment on the

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Culture Vannin: Kathleen Faragher’s ‘Owl Neddy’ read by Dollin Kelly

One of the Isle of Man’s greatest poets died 42 years ago today: Kathleen Faragher, you are sorely missed. We thought that a good way to remember her would be with a smile. So we’ve just released this reading of

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Toy Story 1917

  New exhibition to discover Toy Stories from the Isle of Man Have you got a Treasured Toy Story with an Isle of Man connection that you’d like to share? Manx National Heritage is currently planning a fascinating exhibition to

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Celebrate Mann’s Milling Heritage at Kentraugh Mill

   The merry month of May heralds the popular National Mills Weekend across the length and breadth of the British Isles, and with it comes an annual opportunity for the public to experience the rich history of Kentraugh Mill in

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Isle of Man: Architecture on Sea – The Buildings That Made the Seaside

 As part of the initiative Isle of Architecture, author, historian and enthusiast Dr Kathryn Ferry recently gave an illustrated talk based on the changing face of seaside architecture at the Centenary Centre in Peel. Dr Ferry spent her early years

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Celtic Media Festival Comes to the Isle of Man

   The Isle of Man has long been a focus of attention within the vibrant world of the film industry, its initial success said to be an early interpretation of Hall Caine’s novel The Manxman in 1916, which brought the

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Celebration and Contemplation – Manx Traditional and Original Music for Church Organ

This aptly named publication is an inspiring new book of Manx music which is likely to appeal to a wide range of music lovers, providing a collection of scores ideally suited for assorted occasions; including weddings, church services, funerals and

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