Here are some useful links to sites of Manx cultural interest:
Instrumental all male group playing Manx and Celtic Music. Three albums recorded to date as well as international festival appearances.
Instrumental group performing Manx music in their own inimitable style. With a wide and varied performing history spanning over 20 years, a re-release of their cassette tape on CD with some extra tracks, titled Twisted Roots, is the most recent development in the band's history.
|Skeeal||Skeeal (formerly Skeeal Foddey): Although relatively newly established Skeeal are going from strength to strength and will soon be recording their first album. A blend of flutes, guitar and voice gives this band an individual sound that is both Manx and interceltic.
|Moot||Moot: An alternative and electronic spin on Manx music, Moot are as experimental as they are traditional.
Manx Language choir under musical director Annie Kissack. Two albums to date with a third in production.
A second Ramsey based group celebrating 25 years in 2005. Primarily a young group (with a few not so young) they concentrate on the display aspect of Manx dancing for performance. They have travelled extensively across the Celtic world.
|Perree Bane|| Perree Bane: Manx Folk group from the south of the Island characterised by their white collarless jackets.
Based on a festival first held in the 1920s, Yn Chruinnaght Interceltic festival has enjoyed over 30 years of celebrating all elements of Manx culture. It is a summer festival concentrating not only on Manx music and dance, but also on celebrating the international Celtic culture by inviting music and dance groups from the five other Celtic countries. The festival is based in Ramsey and Peel and includes concerts, open air performances, ceilis, dialect recitations, language workshops, competitions and much, much more. www.ynchruinnaght.com
|Shennaghys Jiu|| Shennaghys Jiu: An interceltic youth music festival concentrating on giving young Manx musicians an opportunity to perform in a non competetive environment and to encourage contact between them and musicians from elsewhere. Held predominantly in Ramsey at Easter the festival is run by a group of freinds and regularly invited performers from at least two Celtic countries for the festival.
|Mooinjer Veggey playgroups:||http://www.mooinjerveggey.org.im|
|The Isle of Man Government||www.gov.im|
|Isle of Man newspapers||www.iomonline.co.uk|
|Manx National Heritage||www.gov.im/mnh|
|Manx Geological Survey||www.manxgeology.com|
|Manx Mines site||www.manxmines.com|
|Peel Heritage Trust||www.peelheritagetrust.net|
|Centre for Manx Studies||www.dbweb.liv.ac.uk/manninagh|
|Isle of Man Tourism||www.gov.im/tourism|
|Manx Gaelic sites||www.homepages.enterprise.net/kelly and www.gaelg.iofm.net|
|Guide to the Isle of Man||www.iomguide.com|
|Shopping on line||www.isleofman.com|