Category: Culture

Last year’s inaugural Oie Voaldyn Manx Fire Festival in Peel was literally a spectacular success which returned with an even bigger display during the early May bank holiday weekend. Traditionally, Oie Voaldyn (May Eve) was a time to celebrate the …

Oie Voaldyn Manx Fire Festival Lights Up Peel Skyline Read More »

Isle of Man Fear agus deithe (Men and Gods) A fictional novel, written by John and Lottie Christian Cincinnati residents, John and Lottie Christian, recently donated copies of their new novel, Isle of Man – Fear agus deithe (Men and Gods), to the …

Local Authors Donate Novel to Irish Heritage Center Library Read More »

I’m a Welsh artist based in Cardiff and Pontypridd. I’m a Fine Art MA student, and my work is currently centred around where people of Celtic heritage have historically and contemporaneously emigrated to. Part of my current practice involves sending …

Help Ellwyn with his MA research and receive a Celtic flag! Read More »

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The Celtic festival season bursts into life this weekend with Cwlwm Celtaidd, a family-friendly festival which retains strong links with the Isle of Man and presents a packed weekend programme of concerts, dances, workshops, street displays and legendary bar sessions …

Manx Performers Return to Revamped Welsh Festival Read More »

Following an enquiry from Sam about the Mary Weller award at Yn Cruinnaght, Chloë Woolley tells us she had a root in her stock/archive boxes cupboard at work at Culture Vannin, and, unlike the silver cup she had in mind, …

London Manx Trophy traced Read More »

Manx National Heritage is proud to announce a special collaboration with York Archaeological Trust, which will see internationally significant objects from the Isle of Man go on display at JORVIK Viking Centre. The items to be featured include the Pagan …

Pagan Lady’s Necklace on Display for 35th Annual Viking Festival at JORVIK Viking Centre Read More »

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With the rise in feminism and raised awareness of the environment dominating the headlines, advocates may look towards an inspirational leader to guide them through their campaigns, but historically St Bridget, who has links with the Isle of Man, may …

St Bridget – A Woman for Our Time Read More »

Local six-piece band Clash Vooar (Big Groove) has been breaking new ground on the Manx music scene with their extraordinary powerful mix of songs, tunes and languages, which has been described as Manx Gaelic gypsy jazz blues, with their debut …

New CD by Clash Vooar Breaks New Ground on the Manx Music Scene Read More »

Local quartet Drogh Yindys was selected to represent the Isle of Man at the annual Pan Celtic International Song Contest in Letterkenny, County Donegal, during the local heat Arrane son Mannin at the Masonic Hall in Peel recently. The song …

Manx Quartet to Represent the Isle of Man at Pan Celtic International Song Contest Read More »

The annual candle-lit, musical evening held in Holy Trinity Church in the parish of Patrick, has now become an established event on the Manx calendar, with entertainment provided by local early music group Hartes Ease. They were introduced by Alison …

Concert by Hartes Ease Closes the Festive Season Read More »