Category: Culture

Manx Words – A New Dictionary

If you’re one of the growing number of Manx language speakers, then you’ll be interested in the recent publication of a new pocket dictionary under the expressive title Manx Words. Produced jointly by Manx speakers James Harrison and Adrian Cain

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Manx Singers and Musicians Head for Pastures Old and New

   No matter what the temperature might be on the Isle of Man, things are hotting up for Manx music this month, with many singers and musicians heading for pastures old and new – together with a special weekend for

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iMuseum relaunches newspaper site

Manx National Heritage, the national heritage agency for the Isle of Man, wants you to discover what made the Island’s news in days gone by with the re-launch of the iMuseum Newspapers & Publications website, www.imuseum.im/newspapers/. Hundreds of subscribers both on

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Plenty of Entries at the World Bonnag Championships

  The annual World Bonnag Championships was a great opportunity to combine a talent for baking with an evening’s entertainment, drawing competitors and onlookers from all parts of the Island. The Manx bonnag is a simple, un-yeasted bread which once

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Celtfest – a Fresh New Name for the Island’s Annual Summer Festival!

  There’s a fresh new name on the festival calendar, but behind it a rich background of history and social enterprise. Celtfest Isle of Man has been organised by Yn Chruinnaght (a group of like-minded individuals who love all things

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Festival Season Springs into Life

 With daffodils raising their heads well above the parapet, in a seasonal surge of expectation and solidarity, it’s a sure sign that the festival season is about to spring into life. Manx performers will be entertaining audiences both at home

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Making Celtic Connections at one of Glasgow’s Biggest Festivals

 If there’s one way of shaking off those winter blues, it’s undoubtedly a visit to the hugely successful Scottish festival Celtic Connections, where musicians linked to the Manx music scene showed ticket holders just how vibrant the trad scene is

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Annual Award Presented to the Michael Players

   This year the annual Reih Bleeaney Vanannan (Manannan’s Choice of the Year), presented by Culture Vannin, has been awarded to the hard working Michael Players, who, during a period of more than sixty years have brought their unique presentation

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Local Song Chosen for Pan-Celtic Festival Competition

 This year’s Arrane son Mannin (Song for Mann) competition took place at the Masonic Hall in Peel, where supporters gathered to hear a number of entries, from which just one would be chosen to represent the Isle of Man at

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Commemoration Events for Sophia Morrison

   The centenary of the death of Manx cultural champion, Sophia Morrison, was commemorated with a number of events organised by Roy Kennaugh, including local organisations Mec Vannin, the Celtic League, Yn Ҫheshaght Ghailckagh (Manx Language Society) and the local

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