Category: Culture

Manx Internment Camp Music Concerts Break New Ground

A unique collaboration between some of the brightest talent from the Royal College of Music and the Ensemble Émigré, professional soloists and a selection of young performers from the Isle of Man, highlighted an important aspect of internment on the

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Visiting Harp Ensemble Enjoy Cultural Exchange

 Local traditional music group Croan yn Tead recently hosted a very successful visit by The Lissenhall Harp Ensemble from Ireland who journeyed to the Island from Dublin. Both groups joined forces to rehearse their joint sets at the Mitre Hotel

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Music Composed in Manx Internment Camps Highlighted in Island Concerts

 A unique collaboration between some of the brightest talent from the Royal College of Music, professional soloists and a selection of young performers from the Isle of Man (second concert only) will highlight an important aspect of internment on the

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Culture Vannin: Kathleen Faragher’s ‘Owl Neddy’ read by Dollin Kelly

One of the Isle of Man’s greatest poets died 42 years ago today: Kathleen Faragher, you are sorely missed. We thought that a good way to remember her would be with a smile. So we’ve just released this reading of

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Toy Story 1917

  New exhibition to discover Toy Stories from the Isle of Man Have you got a Treasured Toy Story with an Isle of Man connection that you’d like to share? Manx National Heritage is currently planning a fascinating exhibition to

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Celtic Media Festival Comes to the Isle of Man

   The Isle of Man has long been a focus of attention within the vibrant world of the film industry, its initial success said to be an early interpretation of Hall Caine’s novel The Manxman in 1916, which brought the

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Celebration and Contemplation – Manx Traditional and Original Music for Church Organ

This aptly named publication is an inspiring new book of Manx music which is likely to appeal to a wide range of music lovers, providing a collection of scores ideally suited for assorted occasions; including weddings, church services, funerals and

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Aunt Bessie Mysteries

The first Aunt Bessie mystery is available for the Kindle and also in paperback. Aunt Bessie assumes that she’ll have the beach all to herself on a cold, wet, and windy March morning just after sunrise, then she stumbles (almost

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The handwritten diary of Elizabeth Romney

This is the catalog entry for a handwritten diary of Elizabeth Romney, including some pages from her visit to Douglas. The auction is in early May, at Heritage Auctions in Dallas.   [George Romney]. Journal of Elizabeth Romney for the years 1834-1837.

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New words for old music found

I (Kelly McCarthy) just found this piece of music with Manx lyrics handwritten by my grandfather, H. P. Kelly (who wrote the song Cadlee ny Moidyn Moirrey or “Bee dty host, my lhoannoo veen”).  It was in a book of

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