The mighty Mollag Ghennal is back on the festive list of fun events with a magnificent line-up of musicians to fortify everyone between the Christmas holidays and New Year’s Eve.
Following the usual format, it’s a musical spectacular which attracts a full house, a great atmosphere and the chance to enjoy some outstanding music from the Manx music stable.
Back at the Masonic Hall on Woodbourne Road in Douglas, ticket-holders will be greeted upon arrival by members of the St German Cathedral Handbell Ringers with their Christmas music selection, before settling down for the main event.
There’ll be many familiar names but with some new material, including The Mollag Band with samples from their new album and a debut performance of their latest song Betsy Lee; a tribute to the Manx poet T. E. Brown.
They will be joined by Annie Kissack (Musical Director of Manx Gaelic choir Caarjyn Cooidjagh) with her new quintet and fellow local soloist Ruth Keggin (who also has a new CD available) with some surprise guests.
Manx power trad trio Barrule will also be heading back to the Island, hot foot from a special concert in Belgium to commemorate World War I, singing their new song See You Again, written especially for the occasion. Their second album will be available in the New Year.
This year’s Mollag Ghennal will be on Sunday 28 December starting at 7.30pm prompt. Tickets priced at £12 (including home-made supper) sell quickly and are available from Shakti Man, Celtic Gold, Thompson Travel and Peter Norris Music.
© December 2014
(Courtesy of Manx Tails)