Author: Valerie Caine

The Island’s largest free festival of heritage and cultural events, known as the Isle of Man Heritage Open Days, has blossomed since its inaugural year which included just three events and this year celebrates its tenth anniversary, with a burgeoning …

Isle of Man Heritage Open Days Celebrate Tenth Anniversary Read More »

Held at the Great Meadow estate by kind permission of Mr & Mrs Riggall, this year’s Southern Agricultural Show was once again plagued by demanding weather conditions, but organisers carried on regardless – with a few re-adjustments to the programme. …

The Southern District Agricultural Show Ploughs on Regardless of the Weather Read More »

Hot on the heels of last year’s successful debut of one of the Island’s newest festivals, Our Island Our World returns to Peel on the 30th and 31st August with a host of new bands at the Centenary Centre. Organised …

Our Island Our World Festival is Back at the Centenary Centre in Peel Read More »

All roads lead west on the 9th and 10th August when this year’s Royal Manx Agricultural Show opens the gates for yet another fantastic day out for all the family – whatever the weather. Firmly established as one of the …

Royal Manx Agricultural Society Nominates its First Woman President for this Year’s Show Read More »

The forty ninth edition of the Lorient Interceltique Festival will this year focus on celebrating the region of Galicia, recognised for its language, culture and traditions, with a strong Manx contingent alongside during the ten day event. Holding a population …

Manx Groups Celebrate the 49th Edition of Lorient Interceltique Festival Read More »

Hailing from Prince Edward Island, the smallest province of Canada, Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys have just finished their latest UK tour and appeared for the second time at the Centenary Centre in Peel, where a packed auditorium tapped …

Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys Bring Craic to the Isle of Man Read More »

Now in its forty first year, the Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering is firmly established in its role as an annual celebration of music, song, dance, language and culture in Peel, and is recognised as one of the longest-running Celtic festivals …

Yn Chruinnaght – One of the Longest-Running Celtic Festivals in Europe Read More »

Last year’s inaugural Oie Voaldyn Manx Fire Festival in Peel was literally a spectacular success which returned with an even bigger display during the early May bank holiday weekend. Traditionally, Oie Voaldyn (May Eve) was a time to celebrate the …

Oie Voaldyn Manx Fire Festival Lights Up Peel Skyline Read More »

The late Nigel Kneale is considered to be the Island’s most successful radio, television and film scriptwriter, subsequently immortalised by his creation of the cult BBC TV science fiction series Quatermass during the 1950s. But a rarely heard play entitled …

Manx Scriptwriter’s Missing Masterpiece Resurrected for Radio Read More »

The blossoming of early snowdrops often provides a lifeline into better days, with early birds scouring sheltered gardens and country nooks for signs of change in the final days of winter. But one of the most popular venues for sighting …

Visitors Step Out for Snowdrop Walk & Tea Read More »