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COLLECTORS & PRIMARY SOURCE MATERIAL - RESEARCH PAPERS & WORKING GUIDES

Manx Ballads and Music 1896 - biography of AW Moore and working guides to the publication

The Clague Collection 1890s - biography of Dr J Clague and manuscript collection

Manx National Songs 1896 and the Gill Collection - biography of WH Gill and manuscript collection

ARRANEYN BEEAL-ARRISH VANNIN Manx Traditional Songs sung in Manx Gaelic by Brian Stowell (LP 1973 CD 2010) Sleevenotes updated by George Broderick 2017

The Revival of Manx Traditional Music: from the 1970s to the present day - PhD thesis by Chloe Woolley (University of Edinburgh 2003)

FÍANAIGECHT IN MANX TRADITION Article by George Broderick

'The Dirk Dance of the Kings of Man': genuine tradition or cultural invention? Article by George Broderick

MANX TRADITIONAL SONGS AND SONG-FRAGMENTS I FROM A CLAGUE NOTEBOOK Article by George Broderick - Béalodieas 48-49 (1980-81): 9-29 (Geo. Fred. Clucas Coll. MNHL MS 263A)

MONA DOUGLAS AND HER SONGS Article by George Broderick

Manx Traditional Songs and Song-Fragments III: MNH MD 900 MS. 08307 Article by George Broderick, Universität Mannheim

Manx traditional songs, rhymes and chants in the repertoire of the last native Manx speakers IV by George Broderick, Universität Mannheim

The Clague Collection (MNHL MSS 448A [1-3], 449B): A Catalogue of Song and Tune Titles V by George Broderick, Universität Mannheim (MNHL MS 14392)

Manx traditional songs and song-fragments from the collections of Sophia Morrison and Josephine Kermode ca. 1904-1909 by George Broderick, Universität Mannheim

Manx Notes: Folkways and Language articles by Stephen Miller 

Leighton Stowell - various articles by Stephen Miller

The Flitter Dance - History & Collection by Stephen Miller 2018

Manx traditional songs and song-fragments in the end-phase of Manx Gaelic: From the Clague Music Collection (1890s)

AG Gilchrist's annotated copy of Manx Ballads and Music [interim version] by Stephen Miller

Manx Traditional Ballads - the Broadside Connections Revealed by David Speers. First published in Bealoideas 84 (2016)

The historical References to Manx Traditional Music, Song and Dance: A reappraisal and a Chronology 

by David Speers. First published in Béaloideas, Iml. 64/65 (1996/1997), pp. 225-277

HOP-DY-NAA Fragments collected by Prof. John Rhys, University of Oxford, in 1890 during his visits to the Isle of Man 1886-1893. By George Broderick.

HISTORIES AND MYSTERIES: THE SECRET LIFE OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC IN THE ISLE OF MAN SERIES, NOS 1–10 by David Speers (2014) 

No. 1, ‘Colbagh Breack’ (or ‘Breck’). Kiaull Manninagh Jiu February (2014): [7]–[9].

No. 2, ‘Mona’s Delight.’”

No. 3, ‘Daunsey,’ or ‘Car ny Ferrishyn.’”

No. 4, ‘Thurot.’”

No. 5, ‘Barbara Allen.’

No. 6, ‘Shannon Rea.

No. 7, ‘Curiosity Born a Native of Mannin (The Green Linnet).

No. 8, ‘Upon a Sunday Morning.’

No. 9, ‘Betsy Baker’

No. 10, ‘Kiark Catreeney Marroo / Catherine’s Hen is Dead.’

Manx National Heritage Library resource sheet

Index of Manx music and dance articles by Stephen Miller, published in Kiaull Manninagh Jiu 2011-2018

JOHN NELSON’S RECORDING OF ‘THE NEW NAME’ IN MANX 1907 By Bob Carswell (2019)

Marrinys yn Tiger, a few details from Dutch newspapers by Lauran Toorians 

Dunhill’s Fantasia on Manx National Melodies by Maurice Powell 2019

Haydn Wood and the Isle of Man: A chronology from the Isle of Man newspapers, Compiled and annotated by Maurice Powell 2019

Valse Septembre - Felix Godin at the Villa Marina by Maurice Powell

Take a ‘B’ Out:  Creative Practice in Contemporary Manx Traditional Music - MA thesis by Scott Kinsey Reagan 2018

Manx Traditional Songs, Rhymes and Chants in the Repertoire of the Last Native Manx Speakers by Dr George Broderick, University of Mannheim 2020

Bwoie Doal – 30 Years of the Manx Music Session by Dr Chloe Woolley (2017)

 

The Villa Marina Orchestras and their Musical Directors between the Wars by Maurice Powell (2021)

 

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Summer Entertainment on the Isle of Man

From Pleasure Isle to Internment Isle - Summer entertainment in Douglas 1939-45 by Maurice Powell

Summer Entertainment on the Isle of Man - The Joe Loss Years Part 1: 1946-50 by Maurice Powell 2020

Summer Entertainment on the Isle of Man - The Joe Loss Years Part II: 1951-55 by Maurice Powell 2020

Summer Entertainment on the Isle of Man - Ronnie, Ivy, Ken and Phil, but no Joe 1959-1960 by Maurice Powell 2021

Summer Entertainment on the Isle of Man - A fond farewell to Ivy and Ronnie and the end of an era 1961-65 by Maurice Powell 2021

“ARE YOU QUITE SURE ABOUT YOUR ‘HOP-TU-NAA?’ HAVE YOU GOT THE GENUINE ‘HOP-TU-NAA?’” Article by Stephen Miller RBV 2020

Manx National Songs - scripted concert devised by Charles Guard (performed at Yn Chruinnaght 2004)

MANX DANCE 

‘…while the others did some capers’: the Manx Traditional Dance revival 1929 to 1960 - MA thesis by Cinzia Curtis 2006

The Albert Road School Manx Folk Dancers in Photographs (1935) by Stephen Miller RBV 2018

Leighton Stowell: My Folk Dancing Days - Amusing Incidents Which have occurred in my Folk Dancing Days (1965) and Folk Dancing in the Isle of Man (1965) by Stephen Miller RBV 2018

Philip Leighton Stowell: How I composed New Manx Dances (1972) by Stephen Miller RBV 2018