manx celtic music and dance

One of the most well-known Manx children’s songs today is Arrane Queeyl-Nieuee (Song of the Spinning Wheel) - also known as Spin, Wheel, Spin! or Snieu, wheeyl, snieu! 

The song connects to the story of “The Lazy Wife” – a woman who is far too ‘traa-dy-liooar’ to get the spinning done.



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  • Snieu Wheeyl Snieu performed by the Bunscoill Ghaelgagh


Arrane Queeyl Nieuee [song]

Arrane Queeyl Nieuee [pronunciation]

Arrane Queeyl Nieuee [accompaniment]

Caarjyn Cooidjagh choral performance

The Lazy Wife from Manx Fairy Tales read by Julie Matthews