Moylley as soylley da Ruth Keggin Gell – yn Greinneyder noa

Moylley as soylley da Ruth Keggin Gell as ish yn Greinneyder noa da Culture Vannin – congratulations to Ruth Keggin Gell who’s become the new Manx Language Development Officer for Culture Vannin. Ruth represented the Manx branch of the Celtic Congress in the international concert at the ICC held in Kemper in 2018. Read more and hear an interview with her by clicking here.

Baase Pat Skillicorn – Death of Pat Skillicorn

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the loss of a good friend and committee member of the Manx Branch of the Celtic Congress with the death of Pat Skillicorn. Pat passed away on Saturday morning, 5th September. An appreciation of Pat can be found by clicking here.

Zoomal gys Cohaglym Celtiagh Eddyr-Ashoonagh –
Zooming to an International Celtic Congress

Despite the disappointment of not having the International Celtic Congress in Aberystwyth last month, representatives of the six branches took advantage of Zoom to have an online meeting recently to discuss items of interest. The use of social media to promote the Celtic languages was the focus of the ICC in Kemper in Brittany in 2018. In Newquay, Cornwall in 2019, James Franklin’s presentation on behalf of the Manx branch about how Culture Vannin takes full advantage of its prominent online presence attracted considerable interest.

Len Sheppard, the Vice Chair of the Cornish branch, who is also the Publicity Officer for the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies, set up a Facebook page to promote the Congress and work of the various branches to a wider international audience. He asks for material to be sent to him at  Unfortunately, the lockdown has pretty well scuppered opportunities for sharing much in the way of newses this year, but the Facebook page can be found at:  Consideration is now being given to a forum page for members to discuss issues privately rather than in public.

Sharing events through live streaming and keeping in contact via the likes of Zoom, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other platforms is something that the unfortunate circumstances have forced on us, but it is well-worth finding out how best to take full advantage of it.

Daa cheead blein – The bicentenary of The Mona Melodies

The first music from the Isle of Man to appear in print was announced as now available in a notice dated 18th July 1820. Click here for a presentation by Robard y Carsalagh and to hear Mandy Griffin and Frank Woolley performing the ten songs and three tunes that make up the collection.

Yn Chruinnaght’s Celtic Gathering 2020

Yn Chruinnaght’s Celtic Gathering 2020 took place from 20th-26th July, with live events here in the Island, but the legacy is that there is plenty to enjoy online by clicking here to enjoy Yn Chruinnaght’s Celtic Gathering 2020, Tannaghtyn Sthie.

For draft minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the Manx Branch of the Celtic Congress held on Saturday 2nd November 2019, please click here.

Failt erriu gys Banglane Manninagh y Chohaglym Celtiagh

Welcome to the Manx Branch of the Celtic Congress

Eaghtyrane: Brian Kerwin
Lhiass Eaghtyrane: Stewart Bennett
Patroonyn: Clare Christian OBE; Noel Cringle OBE; Hazel Hannan
Screeudeyr Onn: Bob Carswell
Tashteyder Onn Shallidagh: Bob Carswell

The International Celtic Congress is held annually to perpetuate the culture, ideals, and languages of the Celtic peoples, and to maintain an intellectual contact and close cooperation between the respective Celtic communities.

The Celtic Congress was founded in 1917, though its antecedents go back some years before that, in order to promote the knowlege, use, and appreciation of the languages and cultures of the six Celtic countries. National Branches of the Congress meet in an International Congress each year in order to help further these aims.

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