Category: Culture

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 …

Oie’ll Verree Celebrated in Kirk Michael Read More »

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 »

With the festive season just around the corner, there’s a couple of annual events coming up with a special Manx flavour to entertain you during the cold, winter evenings. The long-standing Mollag Ghennal, starting at 7.30pm on Sunday 29th December, …

Tickets Available Now for Mollag Ghennal & Oie’ll Verree Read More »

With an estimated forty percent of languages around the world said to be in danger of extinction, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages, in order to raise awareness of …

Manx Language Poetry Selected for New Endangered Language Anthology Read More »

If you’re looking for a gift with a local flavour which also helps the on-going work of an Island charity, then here’s the opportunity to pop into any branch of Crossroads Care to pick up your copy of next year’s …

Crossroads Care New Calendar Now on Sale Read More »

With the festive season on the horizon and the uplifting sound of music and song to warm our winter evenings, there’s an opportunity to enjoy a magical, Manx Christmas at the Gaiety Theatre in Douglas. Manannan’s Winterfest, which made a …

Get Your Festive Celebrations Underway with Manannan’s Winterfest! Read More »

It is said that the Cornish have a long history of expressing their distinctive identity, with a steadily increasing identification and promotion of a Celtic dimension since the late nineteenth century, and there’s no better way to experience this than …

Manx Performers Strengthen Ties with Cornish Festival Read More »