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Shiaght Laa 13th May 2021

Shiaght Laa

Thursday, May 13th, 2021 - 25 minutes

Fiona McArdle introduces the programme this time. 

After the first get-together of the Manx Fiddle Orchestra, Katy Lawrence talks about the inspiration for it and how it went.

By the modern calendar, we're almost halfway through the month of May, but by the old style, it's barely begun. We explore the traditions of Shenn Oie Voaldyn, Old May Eve (corresponding to the modern 11th May) and Laa Boaldyn hene, May Day itself (now 12th May) with archive recordings by Juan y Geill, Ned Maddrell, Tommy Leece, Sage Jane Kinvig and John Dan Kinvig, as well as modern recordings by Paitchyn Vannin, Jamys Kinry as Robard y Carsalagh.