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Flying the Manx flag at Scotland's Celtic festival...

03 Feb 2023

We can all be enormously proud of the Manx musicians leading the way at Europe’s largest winter music festival, Celtic Connections. Isla Callister has already been on the big stage performing Manx music with her bandmates from TRIP in an exciting new collaboration with dancers. Last Thursday Adam Rhodes and fiddler Tom Callister were part of the Celtic Odyssée event which saw its first outing at the Lorient festival last year, and the following night, they performed some highly anticipated new material with their group, Ímar. 

And this Friday 3rd February, Tom and Adam will be joined by David Kilgallon to perform as the enormously popular Mec Lir. With thousands of people in attendance at the events, let alone the 10,000s more online and beyond, this is the highlight of the Scottish and UK trad music calendar, and we are enormously proud and delighted with this brilliant Manx musicians at the heart of the festival. Yindyssagh! More information about this Manx contingent at the festival is available in this great article recently published in Isle of Man Newspapers.

More information (and access to the amazing music!) can be found via the bands' pages or on the main Celtic Connections page here:

LISTEN to Isla Callister with TRIP (who play Manx tune, Hie Mee Stiagh) featured on BBC Radio Scotland’s Travelling Folk.

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