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Isla Callister does Manx Mondays!

Wed, 17 Feb 2021


Isla’s Manx Mondays! Manx fiddle player, Isla Callister has just launched her #ManxMondays, which is a new series of videos featuring Manx music that’ll be posted every Monday throughout February on her Instagram and Facebook page. Isla has kicked off the series with a melody most suited to today - the first of February:

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She said: “The 1st of February marks Laa’l Vreeshey (St. Bridget’s day) on the Isle of Man, and to celebrate I decided to do a wee arrangement of a traditional Manx Gaelic song about St.Bridget. I have loved this song and melody since I can remember, and have so many fond memories of all the traditions that come along with it.”

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Isla, who is based in Glasgow, was Musician of the Week for the BIT Collective recently www.facebook.com/ thebitcollective and she plays with the fantastic band TRIP who have a debut album coming soon. Their keyboard player, Michael Biggins just scooped the 2021 BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the year!

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Isla also recently joined Chris Gray for his ‘CC 2021 Tune a day 2’ with two Manx jigs; My Shenn Ayr and Haste to the West: https://chrisgraymusic.com/