On Air The Morning Show Marc Tyley | 9:30am - Noon

Manx language archives - wax cylinder recordings - Hymn, The New Name sung in Manx by John Nelson

Uploaded on 1 Feb 2017

The New Name was written by J. E. Hall and translated into Manx by John Nelson who is recorded singing it here c. 1906. It was a popular hymn of the time and appeared in Sankey's collection of hymns 'Sacred Songs and Solos'.

This recording was made on an Edison Phonograph machine purchased by Yn Cheshaght Ghailckagh for the purpose of recording speakers of the Manx language.

This is one of six recordings that came to The Manx Museum from Douglas Library in 1955. The recordings were digitised with the help of The British Library in 2016. The sound quality is typical of a wax cylinder recording of this age, it is best listened to on good quality speakers or headphones.

Find out more about Manx National Heritage.


More like this