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Claare ny Gael 26th December 2021

Claare Ny Gael

Sunday, December 26th, 2021 - 51 minutes

We look to the newspapers to get a feel for what was happening in the Island one hundred years ago, round about the Christmastime of 1921. Mail delivery was obviously important, and the postal service got little respite. Prohibition in the USA had started in 1920, and there were those in favour of it in the Island, and those opposed to it, as the Island discussed a new licensing bill. And moves were afoot regarding secondary education - but, inevitably, there were arguments and complaints.

In keeping with a seasonal tradition, our short story in Manx is a translation of a mysterious tale by Joshua A Spotts.

As nyn giaull -
BBC CONCERT ORCH. Cond Gavin Sutherland - A Manx country dance (Haydn Wood)
FLORRIE FORDE - Has anybody here seen Kelly? (1909)
DHOON SCHOOL - Green hills of Dhoon
BILLY MERSON - They can't find Kelly (1911)
CAROL WALKER - Arrane ny fee/Smuggler's lullaby/Lhigey, lhigey
BILLY WILLIAMS - I've found Kelly (1913)
KATE DOWMAN - Manannan Beg Mac y Leir
MEC LIR - Flashback

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