Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Johnny Jem Beg Puts Up for the Keys
Organised by Michael Heritage Trust and held in the Ebenezer Hall, the parochial charm of the local Oie’ll Verree still attracts a sizeable audience from all parts of the Island to its doors. Believed to be the only celebration of its kind actually held on the appropriate date, its ability to survive the onslaught of modernity is quite remarkable.
If you’re looking for professionalism, or perfection, it would be wise to collect your coat at this stage and slip out quietly, leaving those who remain to settle down expectantly to an evening of entertainment, with participation in an extensive home-made country supper almost obligatory.
Manx dialect poetry remains a clear favourite, as does the rousing melodies of Manx Gaelic choir ‘Caarjyn Cooidjagh’ under the enthusiastic leadership of Annie Kissack, but the appearance of ‘Scoill Daunse Yernagh Ellan Vannin
© January 2012 (inc photos)
Posted by Manx Mum at 5:12 PM