On Air Manx Radio Breakfast Ben Hartley & Sian Cowper | 7:30am - 9:30am

Claare ny Gael 4th July 2021

Claare Ny Gael

Sunday, July 4th, 2021 - 51 minutes

Reform of the calendar in 1753 - deemed to have been backdated to 1752 - means that the Great Midsummer Fair is held in St John's on 5th July by the modern calendar, but 24th June (formerly reckoned to be midsummer) by the old style. Midsummer was a fire festival associated with Manninan, but the church made it St John the Baptist's Day. However, the Tynwald ceremony includes links with the old god.

We hear more about Neddy Beg's time as a youth at sea with his father as skipper and a crew much given to drink.

As y kiaull ain y cheayrt shoh -
NY SLOMMAGHYN - O Vanninee
CAARJYN COOIDJAGH - Eubonia soilshagh
CHRONICLES - Mylecharaine's march
TWISTED ANGELS - Ellan Vannin
BRIAN MAC STOYLL & SHORYS Y CREAYRIE - Mannin veg veen
JOHN TURNER & KEITH SWALLOW - Ode to Mananan (Peter Crossley-Holland)
GREG JOUGHIN & BARRULE - In search of Manannan
SKEEAL - Manannan
CZECHO-SLOVAK RADIO SYMPHONY ORCH, Cond Adrian Leaper - Rhapsody Mylecharane (Haydn Wood)

Subscribe to this podcast