Year: 2018

From Brent Warner of the Greater Washington D.C. Area Manx Society comes this gem. Hi, There’s a piano piece by the American composer Henry Cowell, “The Tides of Manaunaun”, using the Irish spelling of Mananan’s name, but it’s the same …

The Tides of Manaunaun played by Elif Onal Read More »

Despite unwarranted worries about the weather, crowds flocked to this year’s Royal Manx Agricultural Show, which attracted lots of visitors through the gates at Knockaloe Farm in Patrick on both days, to the delight of organisers. With much on offer …

Royal Manx Agricultural Show Attracts Bumper Crowds to Knockaloe Farm Read More »

Few of the distinctive headstones designed by Manx designer Archibald Knox will be found outside of the Isle of Man, the best known being that created for Arthur Lasenby Liberty for whom the gifted Manx designer worked for several years. …

Archibald Knox Headstone in UK Commemorates Centenary Read More »

The Centenary Centre has earned a well deserved reputation for providing countless shows of top-class entertainment since it first re-opened the doors of the old church hall built in 1877, but this year the venue will play host to a …

Centenary Centre in Peel to Host Two-Day World Music Festival Read More »

If you’re looking for a vibrant, colourful festival which brings together our friends and neighbours from the Celtic nations, there’s nothing better than the long-running Lorient Inter-Celtic Festival in Brittany, now in its forty eighth year and going from strength …

Manx Musicians Bring Local Colour to Breton Festival Read More »

The current exhibition at the Hodgson Loom Gallery, situated within the Laxey Woollen Mill, features some unusual work this summer entitled The Eyes of the House, by former local artist David Swinton. He has exhibited at the Sunday Times Watercolour …

Keep an Eye on David Swinton’s New Exhibition at The Hodgson Loom Gallery in Laxey Read More »

A recent workshop organised by the Isle of Man Family History Society in conjunction with Manx National Heritage, proved very successful with sixteen members of the organisation taking the opportunity to learn more about recent innovation within the Reading Room …

Workshop Highlights Valuable Resource for Budding Genealogists at the Manx Museum Read More »

With summer in full swing, one of the hot spots for family fun and entertainment is going to be Peel, including the town’s annual carnival, a new exhibition commemorating internment and the perennial traditional boat weekend. The exotic Viva Brasil …

Peel – a Hot Spot for Family fun this Summer! Read More »

With the centenary of the Manx General Strike due to be commemorated in July, the story brings into focus some of the deprivation suffered by local people at that time and the strenuous efforts of those who formed trade unions …

Centenary of the Manx General Strike Commemorated Read More »

A rare microcar manufactured in the Isle of Man in the 1960s has been sold for £49,500 at a UK auction. The P50 three-wheeler, made in 1963 by Peel Engineering, went under the hammer at Brightwells in Leominster, Herefordshire. Only …

Rare Isle of Man P50 microcar sells for £49k at auction Read More »

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