Author: Valerie Caine

Local author, Derek Winterbottom, has written several books concerning different aspects of the Isle of Man, but he has now focused his attention towards two remarkable women who devoted their lives to an all consuming passion. Both Sophia Morrison and …

New Book – Sophia Morrison, Mona Douglas and Their Enchanted Isle Read More »

Local group Clash Vooar will soon be heading to Denmark to represent the Isle of Man in the thirteenth edition of Liet International Festival, amongst a line-up of twenty participants representing regional and minority languages. Most members of the group, …

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The Arrane son Mannin (Song for Mann) competition is an opportunity for the performance of new and original music written in Manx Gaelic, with the winner representing the Isle of Man at the annual Pan Celtic Festival in Carlow, Ireland, …

Arrane son Mannin Provides Manx Song for Pan Celtic Festival Read More »

The annual Oie’ll Verree, now a concert-based form of entertainment, was once a celebration centred against a more religious backdrop, and has been the subject of much transformation over the years. Many of the outlying districts have abandoned this special …

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When St Stephen’s Day dawned, it was with trepidation that we opened our curtains to the sight of torrential rain, but this didn’t deter many of those heading out to Hunt the Wren across the Island. It’s a long-held tradition, …

Annual Hunt the Wren Performed in Torrential Rain Read More »

The long-standing concert Mollag Ghennal, offering a fantastic evening of local entertainment took place at the Manx Legion Club in Douglas; with a packed house enjoying a range of musical acts, as well as a revival of the celebrated White …

Packed Manx Legion Club for Annual Mollag Ghennal Read More »

After an absence of a number of years, two sets of entertainers historically known as The White Boys, brought back the traditional Manx version of the mummers play to the towns and villages of the Isle of Man. Although not …

The White Boys are Resurrected Read More »

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 his now demolished home at Ronaldsway. His death in the seventeenth …

Illiam Dhone Commemoration Highlights Climate Change with Additional Wreath-Laying Ceremony by Isle of Man Stamps & Coins Read More »

Despite being only the second year running this event, the Isle of Man Young Farmers’ Christmas Tractor Run captured the imagination of the Manx public, as fifty working tractors left the Island’s farms to raise funds for local charities. Gaily …

Christmas Tractor Run Attracts the Crowds Read More »

Although the Island is often viewed as a place of wealth and prosperity, there’s a growing number of people acutely affected by the high cost of living, whilst others find themselves homeless. These issues are unrecognised by some living on …

Local Charity Needs Your Help with the Homeless this Winter Read More »