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On these pages you will find a variety of songs and tunes - old and new - to learn. For each piece you will find a printable PDF with full music and translation, together with audio files to help you follow the melodies.

If you need help with the pronunciation of Manx Gaelic songs or with finding a teacher on the Isle of Man for traditional instruments or song, please send your enquiry to the Manx Music Development Officer

For ABC notation of Manx tunes, Tony Hopson transcriptions are available online.

Info on the Bree trad youth music and dance movement is here

Manx Dance: most Manx dance groups recruit new members - young and old - with introductory sessions taking place each Autumn. In particular, Perree Bane and the Manx Folk Dance Society encourage new membership. Click on the links to find contact details and get yourself started. There are some online video resources here.

Commissions: From time to time, Culture Vannin commissions composers and dancers to produce new Manx themed material for publication or free download here on manxmusic.com. If you have a proposal and would like your work to be considered, please get in touch.

Arraneyn - Songs

Carryn - Tunes