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Meet the Manx musicians and dancers

Fri, 17 Apr 2020


It would be lovely for us all to meet the personalities who are helping to keep Manx trad music and dance alive. If you would like to share your story publicy online with KMJ newsletter readers, Culture Vannin followers around the world and here on www.manxmusic.com, please answer the following questions and supply any additional info about your involvement.

- Where do you currently live? (country/region) 
- When and why did you start performing Manx trad music or dancing?
- Why did you choose your instrument? (if applicable)
- Do you write your own songs/tunes/dances? Tell us about them and what inspires you.
- If you currently play or dance with a group/s:
•    when did the group come together?
•    How has it evolved since that time?
•    How would you describe your sound/style today?
- Tell us about all the groups or regular sessions you’ve been involved with over the years?

- What have been some of the highlights of your involvement?
- What changes have you seen over the time you have been involved?
- What are your thoughts on the current state of the music and/or dance scene in the Isle of Man?
- What are the main challenges for Manx musicians and/or dancers?
- What is your favourite Manx song, tune or dance? Explain why

- What tune, song or dance should everybody know?

- Who or what has been your main inspiration?
- What does the future hold for Manx music & dance & what would you like to see happen?

EMAIL your answers to manxmusic[AT]culturevannin.im and

Please supply a photo of yourself and any further links – websites, social media pages, publications, examples of your compositions, etc.