Author: Valerie Caine

Concert by Hartes Ease Closes the Festive Season

The annual candle-lit, musical evening held in Holy Trinity Church in the parish of Patrick, has now become an established event on the Manx calendar, with entertainment provided by local early music group Hartes Ease. They were introduced by Alison

Traditional Oie’ll Verree Plays to a Full House

Organised by Michael Heritage Trust, the traditional Oie’ll Verree held at the Ebenezer Hall in the village follows a tried and trusted format, which in the age of contemporary entertainment can still muster a full house. Members of the audience

Return of The Chronicles of Mann and the Isles Advocated at Illiam Dhone Ceremony

The annual ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the death of William Christian took place at Hango Hill, just outside Castletown, close to the site of both his execution and now demolished abode at Ronaldsway. His death in the seventeenth century

Mollag Ghennal Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The much loved, annual Mollag Ghennal, which has its roots in the Garden Room of the old Villa Marina, before the Mollag Band took over the baton from the Calor Gas Ceili Band in 1993, celebrated its twenty fifth anniversary

Revellers Enjoy a Busy St Stephen’s Day

  It’s a busy time for those keeping Manx traditions in the spotlight on the Isle of Man when St Stephen’s Day (Boxing Day) dawns, with a surge of interest in events this year providing a welcome boost for the

Good Clean Fun: A Social History of Britain’s First Holiday Camp

This new book, which charts the success of the revolutionary Cunningham’s Young Men’s Holiday Camp on the Island, is not only informative and revealing, but proves beyond doubt that the concept of the holiday camp began on the Isle of

Manx Traditions Calendar Raises Funds for Island Charity

Annual calendars come in many forms, but there’s something a little different in the offing for next year with the release of the Manx Traditions Calendar for 2019 with all proceeds awarded to the Island based charity Crossroads Care. Designed

Drama Increases with Publication of New Book Crescendo

Those who treated themselves to Maria Darnoult’s debut novel, Face The Music, will be delighted to know that the sequel, Crescendo, is now available. Maria’s latest book continues to follow the love story of William Waverley and Hannah Corlett which

Manx Language Festival Kicks Off with Guest Speaker from Ireland

This year’s Manx language festival Cooish kicked off with the annual Ned Maddrell Lecture given by the Irish Gaelic academic Tadhg Joseph Ó Ceallaigh, a lecturer in Limerick who explored language education. He was speaking about the different methods used

Manx Electric Railway Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Despite poor weather conditions, crowds of onlookers and supporters headed for the Manx Electric Railway Station at Laxey, as part of an eight day extravaganza enjoyed by both local and visiting enthusiasts. The day-long celebration included a variety of live

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