manx celtic music and dance

27 April - 4 May 2024

When: each April/May

Where: Douglas



The Isle of Man has very strong musical traditions and since 1892, when it was formed, The Guild, through its competitive nature, has provided motivation to improve, initially for choirs, followed by solo singing and later to a wide range of music, spoken word and dance. The climax of the Festival occurs on the final Saturday evening with the competition for the Cleveland, Ohio (USA) Manx Society's Gold Medal, donated annually by this organisation and competed for by the winners of six Special Solo classes held during the week. The Festival is a member of the British and International Federation of Festivals.