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DEC Manx Folk Awards


Aundyryn Kiaull-Theay Vannin ~ DEC Manx Folk Awards

Founded in 2012, the MANX FOLK AWARDS is jointly organised by the Department of Education of Children, Culture Vannin and Manx National Heritage.

Each year, just before Easter, schools from all over the Island are brought together to celebrate Manx music, song, dance and recitation through informal competitions at the Youth Arts Centre and Rosemount Trinity Church in Douglas. In 2014, some online competitions were also included.

Replacing the Cruinnaght Aeg (and formerly Yn Chruinnaght) competitions, the Manx Folk Awards continue to provide a focal point for young performers, whilst keeping the competitive nature to a minimum and placing the emphasis on taking part. 

Classes for KS1 - KS5 (age 4 - 18) include solo singing, instrumental playing or dancing, large and small choir, group performances, Manx dialect recitation, and whole class tin whistle (based on the beginners' Feddan course). 

The DEC wiki page provides support for all who are interested in entering the competitions, along with links for useful learning resources.