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Manx Dialect Play Attracts Full House at Annual Oie’ll Verree

    The annual Oie’ll Verree held in Michael village on old Christmas Eve is a perfect opportunity to enjoy a Manx traditional, country concert; with a packed house indicative of its continuing success. Tucked away in the old Ebenezer Hall,

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Islanders Gather for Annual Illiam Dhone Commemoration

An extensive crowd gathered at Hango Hill, situated between Castletown and Derbyhaven, for the annual ceremony commemorating the execution of William Christian (Illiam Dhone) on the 2nd January, 1662 (or 1663) for his part in the Manx rising of 1651

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Mollag Ghennal Hits the Right Note in Peel!

The long-running Mollag Ghennal has been a favourite crowd puller at a variety of venues, but this year the annual event was held in the Masonic Hall in Peel, retaining its winning formula of providing some of the best acts

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Vote for Rachel Hair in the Trad Music Awards

Deemed the most prestigious awards ceremony in the traditional music calendar, sixteen awards will be presented to the best Scottish trad talent at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards in a televised ceremony on the 3rd December, and amongst

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Manx Link Remains Strong with Cornish Festival

With Cornwall’s international Celtic festival, Lowender Peran, firmly ensconced in its new location in Newquay, both singers, dancers, musicians and visitors (including those from the Isle of Man) will converge on the Atlantic Hotel, for a festival which has long

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Join Bree for their 10th Anniversary Weekend

 If you’re aged 10 – 18 and have a creative flair for music, song, dance, or storytelling, you are warmly invited to join a number of local tutors at Culture Vannin’s Bree workshop weekend at the Youth Arts Centre in

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Manx Groups Fly the Flag at Celtic Colours Festival in Nova Scotia

 As the breathtaking scenery of Cape Breton Island takes on a rich mantle of vibrant colour during its most spectacular season, the twentieth anniversary Celtic Colours Festival will also be attracting many visitors and musicians – including two groups from

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Silvery gibbon enclosure opened at Wildlife Park

The new home of the latest additions to the Curraghs Wildlife Park is officially open. The Lieutenant Governor was the guest of honour at the opening ceremony of the enclosure for silvery gibbons Slamet and Nakula, who arrived at the

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Swedish Folk Dancers Visit the Isle of Man

Swedish folk dance group Sunnerbogillet recently completed an exchange visit as guests of their long-term friends in the Manx Folk Dance Society, with time in their schedule for joint displays at the Quarter Deck in Port Erin and Laxey Square.

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Nautical Museum yields new secrets

Archaeologists have recently completed work on the 18th century dock at the Nautical Museum in Castletown.  The dock was built about 230 years ago by George Quayle (1751–1835) for his boat the Peggy, centrepiece of the museum and one of the oldest

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