As part of Yn Chruinnaght this year, Meg Hyland gave a presentation about her PhD with the University of Edinburgh : Little Rhymes in the Manx – Music and herring workers in the Isle of Man.

Meg’s presentation was recorded by Culture Vannin and can be seen by clicking here.


The Manx Branch of the Celtic Congress and Culture Vannin joined forces for an excellent presentation by Stephen Miller RBV,

“Talking and telling stories about the fairies”: Manx Fairy Lore

Stephen’s presentation was recorded by Culture Vannin and can be seen by clicking here.

You can read a brief appreciation of Stephen’s presentation here.

Kiaull Manninagh Jiu

Chloe Woolley, yn Greinneyder Kiaullee (the Manx Music Development Officer) to Culture Vannin produces an excellent monthly overview with copious illustrations of what’s happening in the Island’s music and dance scene, together with interesting pieces of research and a transcription of a tune. To read the latest edition of Kiaull Manninagh Jiu, click here.

Screeuyn naight Banglane y Chorn – Cornish Branch Newsletter

The latest newsletter of the Cornish Branch can be read by clicking here.

Len Sheppard, the Vice-Chair of the Cornish branch, prepares the newsletters to promote the Congress and work of the various branches to a wider international audience. He asks for material for inclusion to be sent to him at associationcornishheritage@gmail.com.

Nyn Mwooise da Margaret Patricia Crellin – Our thanks to Margaret Patricia Crellin 

The Manx Branch of the Celtic Congress has received a generous bequest from Margaret Patricia Crellin, who passed away in Noble’s Hospital in January 2021 at the age of 91. She was sister to George Crellin of Fiddlers Green, Andreas and a relative of the late John Crellin of Close-e-Kee.  Margaret spent some years in Australia but always loved things Manx. She learned the Manx language by getting sets of tapes sent out to her. In addition to her bequest to the Celtic Congress, she also made one to Yn Cheshaght Ghailckagh, with which John Crellin has, of course, been so closely associated for many years.

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; Hazel Hannan
Screeudeyr Onn: Bob Carswell
Tashteyder Onn: 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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