Programme 2017

Yn Chruinnaght presents Celtfest Isle of Man

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Jelune 10 Jerrey Souree / Monday 10 July – Jeheiney 14 Jerrey Souree / Friday 14 July, 1pm

Celtfest Noa lunchtime Sessions, Noa Bakehouse in Douglas, 1pm, free.

Sponsored by Shoprite.

Jelune 10 Jerrey Souree / Monday 10 July Noa Bakehouse, Douglas, 1pm

Trad music session – all welcome to join in with some tunes! 

Jemayrt 11 Jerrey Souree / Tuesday 11 July ~ Noa Bakehouse, Douglas, 1pm

Lunchtime music from popular singing duo Dilys Sowrey & Marlene Hendy.

Jecrean 12 Jerrey Souree / Wednesday 12 July ~ Noa Bakehouse, Douglas, 1pm

Lunchtime music from Christa McCartney – Manx songs and Celtic harp. 

Jerdein 13 Jerrey Souree / Thursday 13 July ~ Noa Bakehouse, Douglas, 1pm

Lunchtime music from Annym – Manx songs and tunes on fiddle, whistle and harp

Jeheiney 14 Jerrey Souree / Friday 14 July ~ Noa Bakehouse, Douglas, 1pm

Lunchtime music from singer-songwriter, Matt Creer. 

Jemayrt 11 Jerrey Souree / Tuesday 11 July ~ Centenary Centre, Peel, 8pm
We are excited to announce that the festival will open with a lecture on The Celts by anatomist, anthropologist and broadcaster, Professor Alice Roberts, who has presented several landmark BBC series including The Incredible Human Journey, Origins of Us, Ice Age Giants and The Celts. SOLD OUT.

This event is supported by Paradise & Gell.

Jecrean 12 Jerrey Souree / Wednesday 12 July ~ Centenary Centre, Peel, 8pm
Hamish Napier’s The River: the stunning debut album by award-winning Scottish composer and folk multi-instrumentalist, Hamish Napier, celebrating his local river, The Spey, is the perfect soundtrack to the stunning scenery of Speyside and the Highlands. Featuring the musical talents of Hamish Napier, Ross Ainslie, Tom Gibbs, James Lindsay, James MacKenzie, Megan Henderson, Calum MacCrimmon, Martin O’Neill and Ryan MacKenzie. £12.50

Hamish will also work with Bree supergroup Scran to programme the first half of the concert.

This event is supported by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company

Jerdein 13 Jerrey Souree / Thursday 13 July ~ Centenary Centre, Peel, 8pm
Talisk: winners of the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and featuring the talents of 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, Mohsen Amini (concertina), Hayley Keenan (fiddle) and Craig Irving (guitar), Talisk create a captivating, energetic and dynamic sound. £12.50

Fantastic Manx/Welsh/Scottish trio Ruth Keggin, Jamie Smith & Malcolm Stitt will perform in the first half of the concert.

This event is supported by Thornton Chartered Financial Planners

Jeheiney 14 Jerrey Souree / Friday 14 July ~ House of Manannan, Peel, 5pm

Enjoy some Celtic music and dance outside the House of Manannan – perfect antidote to the end of the working/school week!

Jeheiney 14 Jerrey Souree / Friday 14 July ~ Centenary Centre, Peel, 8pm
Rioghnach Connolly Band: Armagh born singer and flautist with more sass than a sassy thing, Rioghnach guests regularly with Afro Celt Sound System, and fronts the foot-banging sound of Honeyfeet and the soulful beauty of Realworld Records’ The Breath. £12.50

The first part of the concert will be brought to you by Clash Vooar; this band gives Manx song and music the gypsy jazz groove treatment!

Jesarn 15 Jerrey Souree / Saturday 15 July, Cathedral Isle of Man, 12-5pm 

The Gathering – a free family day and artisan craft fair based in and around Cathedral IOM on the final Saturday, sponsored by Conister Bank. 

Local and visiting performers include: Rachel Hair: one of the UK’s finest contemporary Celtic harpists and tunesmiths, and tutor to the next generation of Manx harp players; acapella songs from Ruth Keggin; original works for piano and organ performed by Madeline Kelly and Peter Litman; young Manx group, Share na Veg; busking from Bree Manx youth group, activities to celebrate 20th anniversary of the Mooinjer Veggey pre-school; Manx Gaelic and music workshops; delicious food and drink; and Yarn-spinner and puppeteer Fi Angwin, who will bring the traditional stories of the Celtic lands to the festival.

Artists include: ElementIsle, Artforms from Nature, Nicola Dixon, Sweet Ginger Emporium, Breeze Candles, Yarny Grainne, Little Tree Soaps, Katy Mitchell Ceramics, Apple Orphanage, Alice Rose Fayle Design, Reap What You Sew,
GetGlitFaced! Manai Body Art

PLUS refreshments for sale from Black Dog pizzas and Stixx ice‐cream

FREE

Jesarn 15 Jerrey Souree / Saturday 15 July ~ Centenary Centre, Peel, 8pm

Connla: the hottest new group out of Northern Ireland, featuring Ciara McCafferty (vocals), Ciaran Carlin (whistles), Paul Starrett (guitar) and siblings Emer and Conor Mallon on harp and uilleann pipes. £15.00

Annym, a new Manx duo consisting of Cairistiona Dougherty (vocals, whistle) and Isla Callister (fiddle) will entertain during the first part of the concert, with accompaniment from harpist, Rachel Hair.

This event is supported by Conister Bank

Jesarn 15 Jerrey Souree / Saturday 15 July ~ The Creek, Peel, 10pm

Foot-stompin’ party bands Biskee Brisht and The Fecktones close Celtfest IOM 2017! FREE

PLUS After-show trad sessions on Wed – Fri at The Whitehouse, Peel