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  • Published on 16 Oct 2017

    Hop-tu-naa: Manx song performed by Biskee Brisht: Hop-tu-naa is the traditional celebration on the Isle of Man for the 31st of October, and it has a number of traditional and popular songs connected to it.

    Here Biskee Brisht give a modern twist to an ancient Manx song which has been sung on the Isle of Man for centuries ...

    Shoh shenn oie Houiney, hop-tu-naa,
    T'an eayst soilshean, trol-la-laa!

    This is old Hollantide night, hop-tu-naa!
    The moon shines bright, trol-la-laa!

    Hop-tu-naa is a part of what makes the Isle of Man special; it is something which Manx people celebrate as an important part of their identity and what makes them stand out from the neighbouring nationalities.

    Briskee Brisht are a Manx pop folk band who perform original material in both English and Manx Gaelic in a modern style. They represented the Isle of Man at the Pan Celtic International Song Contest 2017 and they are a popular live act in the Isle of Man.

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