Category: Music

With the festive season on the horizon and the uplifting sound of music and song to warm our winter evenings, there’s an opportunity to enjoy a magical, Manx Christmas at the Gaiety Theatre in Douglas. Manannan’s Winterfest, which made a …

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It is said that the Cornish have a long history of expressing their distinctive identity, with a steadily increasing identification and promotion of a Celtic dimension since the late nineteenth century, and there’s no better way to experience this than …

Manx Performers Strengthen Ties with Cornish Festival Read More »

The forty ninth edition of the Lorient Interceltique Festival will this year focus on celebrating the region of Galicia, recognised for its language, culture and traditions, with a strong Manx contingent alongside during the ten day event. Holding a population …

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Hailing from Prince Edward Island, the smallest province of Canada, Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys have just finished their latest UK tour and appeared for the second time at the Centenary Centre in Peel, where a packed auditorium tapped …

Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys Bring Craic to the Isle of Man Read More »

Galicia will be the nation guest of honour this summer at the Lorient Interceltic Festival (LIF) For 10 days and 10 nights, Lorient will become the Interceltic Capital, where thousands of artists and festival-goers from around the world come together …

49th LORIENT INTERCELTIC FESTIVAL Year of Galicia 2-11 August 2019 Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »