Author: Valerie Caine

Manx Words – A New Dictionary

If you’re one of the growing number of Manx language speakers, then you’ll be interested in the recent publication of a new pocket dictionary under the expressive title Manx Words. Produced jointly by Manx speakers James Harrison and Adrian Cain

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Manx Singers and Musicians Head for Pastures Old and New

   No matter what the temperature might be on the Isle of Man, things are hotting up for Manx music this month, with many singers and musicians heading for pastures old and new – together with a special weekend for

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Launch of Poetry Book on World Book Day

The Enchanting Island of Cushag is the most recent publication to be launched under the auspices of Peel Heritage Trust with the Peel City Guardian, appropriately on World Book Day, at the Peel Clothworkers School. Cushag was the pen-name of

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Plenty of Entries at the World Bonnag Championships

  The annual World Bonnag Championships was a great opportunity to combine a talent for baking with an evening’s entertainment, drawing competitors and onlookers from all parts of the Island. The Manx bonnag is a simple, un-yeasted bread which once

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Celtfest – a Fresh New Name for the Island’s Annual Summer Festival!

  There’s a fresh new name on the festival calendar, but behind it a rich background of history and social enterprise. Celtfest Isle of Man has been organised by Yn Chruinnaght (a group of like-minded individuals who love all things

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William Kennish Memorial Dedication Ceremony

  With the success of a local campaign to raise funds for a permanent gravestone at the burial site of one of the Island’s unsung heroes, there was an opportunity for some of those involved with the project to view

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Festival Season Springs into Life

 With daffodils raising their heads well above the parapet, in a seasonal surge of expectation and solidarity, it’s a sure sign that the festival season is about to spring into life. Manx performers will be entertaining audiences both at home

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The Hammer of Thor

Despite its title, this book has little to do with Norse mythology, but one of its meanings, ‘fearful destruction’, is a perfect epitaph of the life-changing consequences of what was termed the Great War. The effect of war is, by

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Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight at Dalby

There’s a special event coming up at Dalby to mark Fairtrade Fortnight, where there’s sure to be a warm welcome, along with a film made during a visit to Kathmandu and an opportunity to purchase some tasty Fairtrade products. The

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Funds Secured for William Kennish Memorial

 As the worldwide achievements of Manx men and women continue to bring international recognition for the Isle of Man, Bob Stimpson and Roy Moore have successfully joined forces, as trustees, to raise funds for a memorial to be dedicated to

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