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DESC Manx Folk Awards


Aundyryn Kiaull-Theay Vannin ~ DESC Manx Folk Awards

Founded in 2012, the MANX FOLK AWARDS is jointly organised by the Department of Education, Sports & Culture and Culture Vannin with prizes from Manx National Heritage and the Malcolm Scott Dickinson Charitable Trust.

Each year, just before Easter, schools from all over the Island are brought together to celebrate Manx music, song, dance and recitation through informal competitions at the Youth Arts Centre and Rosemount Trinity Church in Douglas.

Replacing the Cruinnaght Aeg (and formerly Yn Chruinnaght) competitions, the Manx Folk Awards continue to provide a focal point for young performers, whilst keeping the competitive nature to a minimum and placing the emphasis on taking part. 

Classes for KS1 - KS5 (age 3/4 - 18) include solo singing, instrumental playing or dancing, large and small choir, group performances, Manx dialect and Gaelic recitation, and whole class tin whistle (based on the beginners' Feddan course). 

Syllabus and further information here