Year: 2017

New Film Reveals Details about the Manx Tradition of Bollan Bane

   Wearing a sprig of Bollan Bane (aka mugwort or white wort) in your lapel on Tynwald Day (the Isle of Man’s National Day) has long been recognised as a colloquial protection against ‘themselves’ or the fairies, but the release

Isle of Architecture Celebrates with Concert in Peel Lifeboat House

As part of the closing events for the year long initiative Isle of Architecture, a special concert reflected a diverse use of a very special building in Peel. Isle of Architecture is a celebration of the built environment, encouraging appreciation

2018 Convention! Have you booked yet? Come on, it’ll be great, eh!

The 2018 North American Manx Association Convention will be held at the Hotel Grand Pacific in beautiful Victoria, BC, Canada. June 21st- 24th, 2017. More details coming soon! It’s going to be AMAZING!

Remembering Manx Commonwealth Games Gold Medal Cyclist Peter Buckley

   With Cyclefest in the can and the British Cycling National Road Championships looming on the horizon, it’s a fitting opportunity to remember the Island’s first gold-winning Commonwealth Games medallist who set the pace in cycling during the 1960s, but

Manx Internment Camp Music Concerts Break New Ground

A unique collaboration between some of the brightest talent from the Royal College of Music and the Ensemble Émigré, professional soloists and a selection of young performers from the Isle of Man, highlighted an important aspect of internment on the

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

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,

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

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

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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