Manx Song in Hollywood blockbuster 

Did you know about the Manx song with its own scene in a Hollywood blockbuster? The latest film by the Coen Brothers was ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,’ an American western anthology which came out in 2018. In one scene there are a scutch of drowsy people riding in a stagecoach when one of them begins to sing ‘Molly from the Isle of Man’ If you listen, you will hear that it is the music hall classic of the 1900s/1910s, ‘Kelly from the Isle of Man’ 

The scene from Buster Scrubbs can be seen here: https://youtu.be/DBIXTMk_XNw The original is best known in the rendition by Florrie Forde, available here: https://youtu.be/6tNt_AqUhrs 

We didn’t know this until we read this month’s edition of the Manx Music newsletter, KMJ. It comes highly recommended for all the latest newses from the world of music & dance: https://www.manxmusic.com/page_582622.html 

Thanks to New South Wales Newsletter for this interesting tidbit.