Category: Culture

Mollag Ghennal Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The much loved, annual Mollag Ghennal, which has its roots in the Garden Room of the old Villa Marina, before the Mollag Band took over the baton from the Calor Gas Ceili Band in 1993, celebrated its twenty fifth anniversary

Revellers Enjoy a Busy St Stephen’s Day

  It’s a busy time for those keeping Manx traditions in the spotlight on the Isle of Man when St Stephen’s Day (Boxing Day) dawns, with a surge of interest in events this year providing a welcome boost for the

Manx Bonnag recipe

How to make Manx bonnag the Laxey Mills way Ingredients 225g Laxey Glen Mills Soda Bread Flour (Bob’s Red Mill does a version) 50g caster sugar 110g sultanas 110g margarine 140mls (1/4 pint) buttermilk 1 egg Preparation Rub the margarine

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

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