Category: Culture

Manx Musicians Shortlisted for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

 This year’s final for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, a key highlight of the folk music calendar, will be presented by BBC Radio 2 presenter Mark Radcliffe and multi-award winning Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis, at the prestigious Belfast Waterfront

Shennaghys Jiu Festival Celebrates Twenty First Anniversary!

   Here on the Isle of Man, the annual Shennaghys Jiu festival will be celebrating its twenty first anniversary (30th March – 2nd April). Predominantly based in Ramsey (with a special concert in Peel on Sunday afternoon), organisers are planning

Welsh Group ALAW to Make Their Manx Debut at the Centenary Centre

Welsh folk super group ALAW (melody in the Welsh language) will shortly be making their debut concert on the Isle of Man at the Centenary Centre in Peel next month. This inspiring trio, which draws particularly on their Celtic heritage,

Manannan’s Choice of the Year Awarded to Phil Kelly

This year’s Reih Bleeaney Vanannan (Manannan’s Choice of the Year) has been awarded by Culture Vannin to local man Phil Kelly, recognising almost fifty years of work in teaching, promoting, publishing and developing online resources for the Manx language by

Introducing The Manx Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ManxSPCA)

The ManxSPCA is the Isle of Man’s only all animal rescue centre. It does not receive government funding even though, at more than 120 years old, it is viewed by many as a Manx National Treasure. The Society works hard

Isle of Man from the Air – Drone documentary

A teaser from Duke Video. COMING 2018 – THE ISLE OF MAN FROM THE AIR One of our most popular films for many years, and highly acclaimed, the original IOM From The Air set a new standard for quality and

Come and see Barrule on the East Coast!

The Washington D.C. Manx society is planning an outing to Maryland on October 21st to see this talented and exciting trio. As well as attending this concert, they’re also going to go out and row a Viking Longship with the

Manx Performers Fly the Flag at Lorient Inter-Celtic Festival

Recognised as one of Europe’s largest festivals, the Lorient Inter-Celtic Festival will be celebrating the Year of Scotland this month, with the prospect of more than seven hundred and fifty thousand visitors attending an extensive programme of events. Some of

Celtfest Isle of Man – A Fresh New Look for a Familiar Festival

   In an effort to introduce Manx and Celtic culture to a wider audience, the much-loved Yn Chruinnaght Inter-Celtic Festival has been given a make-over, but still remains largely based in Peel. With the committee members of Yn Chruinnaght as

Ned Maddrell Lecture Highlights Work of the Turas Mission in East Belfast

Each year a guest speaker is invited to deliver a talk on either language, culture or identity under the banner of the Ned Maddrell Lecture, organised jointly by Culture Vannin and Yn Ҫheshaght Ghailckagh (The Manx Language Society) and will

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