Category: Culture

Manx Traditions Calendar Raises Funds for Island Charity

Annual calendars come in many forms, but there’s something a little different in the offing for next year with the release of the Manx Traditions Calendar for 2019 with all proceeds awarded to the Island based charity Crossroads Care. Designed

Manx Language Festival Kicks Off with Guest Speaker from Ireland

This year’s Manx language festival Cooish kicked off with the annual Ned Maddrell Lecture given by the Irish Gaelic academic Tadhg Joseph Ó Ceallaigh, a lecturer in Limerick who explored language education. He was speaking about the different methods used

Manx Electric Railway Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Despite poor weather conditions, crowds of onlookers and supporters headed for the Manx Electric Railway Station at Laxey, as part of an eight day extravaganza enjoyed by both local and visiting enthusiasts. The day-long celebration included a variety of live

Manannan’s Winterfest – A Magical Manx Christmas!

There’s something new on the Christmas calendar this year with the introduction of a sparkling new event at the Gaiety Theatre under the title of Manannan’s Winterfest – A Magical Manx Christmas! Billed as a unique concert celebrating Manx Christmas

Cool Mann! A Manx coloring book

Cool Mann, the new coloring book from award-winning illustrator and Bloomsbury author Jo Davies, is now published. With its quirky images that include Vikings, boats,  animals and more, made from recycled paper and featuring a jolly cover, Cool Mannis the perfect gift

Manx Entertainers Help Celebrate Cornish Festival’s 40th Anniversary

Our own, local Celtic festival, Yn Chruinnaght, may have celebrated its fortieth anniversary earlier this year, but hot on its heels is the Cornish festival favourite Lowender Peran, which celebrates its own fortieth birthday at the beginning of November. Recognised

Culture Vannin Introduces Island-Wide Turnip Carving Competition

Hop tu Naa is a well established Manx tradition which celebrates the Celtic New Year on the 31st October. It is seen as a time to beware of evil, when divination may be practiced (particularly if you’re looking for a

New Exhibition Highlights the Work of Archibald Knox

If you’re planning a visit to the Isle of Man during the winter season, this would be a great opportunity to visit the forthcoming exhibition about Archibald Knox at the Manx Museum in Douglas. Beginning mid-October, this will be a

On Wednesday 19 September 2018, Manx National Heritage will host a public lecture at the Manx Museum by Deborah Beck, author of, Rayner Hoff – The Life of a Sculptor. Born on the Isle of Man, Rayner Hoff was the

The Tides of Manaunaun played by Elif Onal

From Brent Warner of the Greater Washington D.C. Area Manx Society comes this gem. Hi, There’s a piano piece by the American composer Henry Cowell, “The Tides of Manaunaun”, using the Irish spelling of Mananan’s name, but it’s the same

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