Oie Voaldyn - Feeagh Ghoo

Music for the Oie Voaldyn & Oie Houney Pageants (two festivals held in the Isle of Man)

This recent release is a piece of music was written specifically for Oie Voaldyn, a Manx festival that celebrates the arrival of summer. It was also aimed to be used for Oie Houney which celebrates the old Celtic new year.

Feeagh Ghoo (Black Raven) is inspired by the iconic bird that holds a special place in Manx folklore and mythology for change, and its powerful presence is reflected in the driving rhythms and soaring melodies of the music. I'm excited to share this piece with those who attend Oie Voaldyn and later in the year Oie Houney, and I hope it adds to the sense of excitement and community that both festivals inspire!

The Manx Blue Carbon Project

Sleih ny Marrey – People of the Sea

As a small, independent island nation (which is 85% sea!) the Isle of Man has the chance to take a truly inclusive approach to looking after our blue carbon – working together across Government, and with the fishing community, scientists, conservationists, and business.

I was set the task to help bring the footage alive by composing music that helped tell the story to Islanders and resonate with the community.

Click here to read more about the Blue Carbon Project


Manx Radio - Bodywise Show & Podcast

Intro, Outro & Bedding for Bodywise, 

Created for Matt & Ciara who tackle the difficult subjects around health, lifestyle and well being. This music was designed with an uplifting feel to make light of some serious topics of health.

Click here to take a listen.

Celtic Congress - Manx Music

A small concert of traditional Manx music by two of the Isle of Man's leading traditional musicians; David Kilgallon (fiddle) and Adam Rhodes (bouzouki). 

Set 1: Car y Phoosee,  To the East Indies we were bound, Polly Dear, Treisht Slip Jig 

Set 2: I stepped towards her and fell upon my knees,
Colbagh Breck, Abraham Juan

Recorded live in the Mitre Hotel, Ramsey, in May 2021 for Banglane Manninagh y Chohaglym Celtiagh / Manx Branch of the Celtic Congress, to support their representation of the Isle of Man at the International Celtic Congress 2021.

Winterfest No3 finished and what a blast that was, we had a right laugh, a few cries and even some jaw dropping moments....

Posted by Manannan's Winterfest on Saturday, 12 December 2020