The recently released ‘Churches of Mann’ is a beautifully illustrated book detailing an often forgotten area of Manx history, taking the reader on a lavish journey through the doors of some of the Island’s numerous churches and chapels, and viewing a number of ancient keeill sites. Scattered liberally across the Isle of Man they are brought vividly to life by skilled local photographers Miles Cowsill and Vicky Harrop.
Architectural historian Jonathan Kewley also provides a selection of interesting facts about the history of the buildings, and reveals a number of interesting features, but there’s also an extra surprise within its pages. For those who enjoy the rich sound of a church organ the enclosed CD, featuring fifteen of the Island’s church organs, will find this special musical addition a welcome bonus. Further information about the church organs was supplied by local organ builder Peter Jones and can be found on a special web page located at the Manx Heritage Foundation website.
Played by Manx organist Gareth Moore the CD has been supplied courtesy of the Manx Heritage Foundation.
Valerie Caine © July 2010 (Courtesy of Manx Tails)