Author: Valerie Caine

Royal Manx Agricultural Show Attracts Bumper Crowds to Knockaloe Farm

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

Archibald Knox Headstone in UK Commemorates Centenary

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.

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

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

Manx Musicians Bring Local Colour to Breton Festival

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

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

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

Workshop Highlights Valuable Resource for Budding Genealogists at the Manx Museum

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

Peel – a Hot Spot for Family fun this Summer!

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

Centenary of the Manx General Strike Commemorated

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

Manx Celtic Festival Celebrates Fortieth Anniversary!

Yn Chruinnaght celebrates its fortieth anniversary this year and organisers are inviting everyone to come and mark the occasion at various venues in Peel, alongside a line-up of some of the best performers of Celtic music, song and dance, both

Launch of New Book of Manx Tunes for Bagpipes

This unique publication was recently launched at the Masonic Hall in Peel as part of a weekend of workshops organised by Island based Ellan Vannin Pipes and Drums. Entertainment during the evening was provided by members of the Ellan Vannin

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