Yn Chruinnaght | Celtic Gathering 2023

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Saturday 22nd July

Pre Chruinnaght nautical warm up……
Everyone welcome / failt erriu


BOAT RACE
3pm Launch of SS Yn Chruinnaght in the race on Fenella Beach.
Part of the Peel Traditional Boat Weekend (boat building throughout the morning and the race starts 3pm)

The Black Dog Oven
7.30pm
Entertainment from Tropic Slug

Plus it’s the 60th anniversary of the Viking boat races!  Ahoy me hearties!

Monday 24 July

FOOD & FOLK!
Everyone welcome / failt erriu
Bring your instruments / cur lhiu nyn ghreienyn-kiaull

1-2pm Scottish session in Noa Market Hall
(Sponsored by IFGL)


CONCERT
Scottish/Irish/Manx band TRIP with support from Clash Vooar

7:30pm Peel Centenary Centre
£15/£5 U16

 


LATE NIGHT SESSION
9:30pm 
The Whitehouse, Peel

Tuesday 25 July

FOOD & FOLK!
Everyone welcome / failt erriu
Bring your instruments / cur lesh nyn ghreienyn-kiaull

1-2pm Irish session in Noa Market Hall
(Sponsored by IFGL)


DISPLAYS & WORKSHOP (free/donations)
House of Manannan

11am Pobble pop-up Manx Gaeltagh (Manx conversation)

11am Music masterclass with TRIP – intermediate to advanced level
(Sponsored by Soundcheck Charity)

12-2pm displays and workshops.
  
Including dance displays from Skeddan Jiarg, music from Cornish group Morvran, singing from Manx Gaelic choir Un Choraa and a Manx song workshop from Aalin Clague

 

YOUTH CONCERT (Free/donations)
3pm Peel Centenary Centre
Featuring Manx Folk Awards winners

(Sponsored by Soundcheck Charity)


SONG NIGHT

7:30pm  Peel Masonic Hall
Sing along with Yn Chruinnaght! Featuring Un Choraa, Caarjyn Cooidagh, the Lockdown Lovelies, Mine’s a Shanty and more!
£5/£3 U16
(Sponsored by Digital Group)

Wednesday 26 July

FOOD & FOLK!
Everyone welcome / failt erriu
Bring your instruments / cur lesh nyn ghreienyn-kiaull
1-2pm. Manx & Breton session in Noa Market Hall
(Sponsored by IFGL)


DISPLAYS & WORKSHOP (free/donations)
House of Manannan

12-2pm displays and workshops

Including music from Ellan Vannin Pipes and Drums and Cat’s Claw Ceilidh Band,

plus Welsh language and clogging dance workshops.


FAMILY CEILI
7pm  Peel Masonic Hall
Optional fancy dress – this year’s theme: The letter C!
Featuring Cat’s Claw Ceilidh Band from Wales,
Cornish music from Morvran, The Kipper Ceili band & Manx dance display from Perree Bane.

£5/£3 U16


FILM NIGHT
‘An Cailin Ciuin/The Quiet Girl’ (12)
7:15pm Peel Centenary Centre in conjunction with Peel Film Night
Oscar nominated Irish-language adaptation of the acclaimed story “Foster”, written by Claire Keegan.
£5


EVENING SESSION

O’Donnell’s Pub Douglas
8.30pm

Thursday 27 July

FOOD & FOLK!
Everyone welcome / failt erriu
Bring your instruments / cur lesh nyn ghreienyn-kiaull
1-2pm Welsh session in Noa Market Hall
(Sponsored by IFGL)


DISPLAYS & WORKSHOP (free/donations)
11am Pobble pop-up Manx Gaeltagh (Manx conversation)
12-2pm displays and workshops
Including music & dance from Cornish group Morvran,
original Manx dance workshop with Rachel Clarkson, Irish dancing with Scoill Daunse Yernagh and Manx dancing with Perree Bane.


AFTERNOON TUNES 
(free/donations)
5pm The Black Dog Oven, Peel
Irish/Manx band The Skimmees & Cornish group Morvran 


THE ANNUAL IAN O’LEARY LECTURE
(free/donations)

5pm Peel Centenary Centre – Atholl Room

“MUSEUM 100: Celebrating 100 Years of the Manx Museum”

Join MNH Curator Katie King as she shares the fascinating story of the birth of the Manx Museum. A story which involves a ‘tenacious band of patriots’ determined to protect, collect and share the unique cultural heritage of the Isle of Man against all the odds. Thanks to their vision, the Manx Museum is now home to an extraordinary collection of artefacts and archives that help tell the story of the Isle of Man and its people. The talk will also focus on the curation of the MUSEUM 100 exhibition at the Manx Museum, and share the stories behind some of the artefacts in the national collection.


CONCERT
Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan from Scotland with support from Mera Royle & friends
7.30pm  Peel Centenary Centre.
£18/£5 U16


LATE NIGHT SESSION
9.30pm Whitehouse Pub, Peel

Friday 28 July

MINI MUSICIANS CEILI 
for under 4s (free/donations)
10.30am Peel Centenary Centre, Atholl room


FOOD & FOLK!
Everyone welcome / failt erriu
Bring your instruments / cur lesh nyn ghreienyn-kiaull
1-2pm Cornish session in Noa Market Hall
(Sponsored by IFGL)

DISPLAYS & WORKSHOPS (free/donations)
House of Manannan

12-2pm displays and workshops
Including Welsh music from Cat’s Claw Ceilidh Band, Manx choir Caarjyn Cooidjagh and Mannin mini-musicians fiddle group workshop and performance.


AFTERNOON TUNES 
(free/donations)
5pm The Black Dog Oven, Peel
Evel Wonder


MEGA MANX CEILI 
7:30pm Villa Marina
With music and dance for all the family – Mega Manx Ceili Band, Perree Bane Aeg dancers, Skeddan Jiarg, Cat’s Claw Ceilidh Band, Ellan Vannin Pipes & Drums & more!

  £15/£5 U16.

Book tickets: www.villagaiety.com
(Sponsored by the Isle of Man Arts Council)


CONCERT 

Manx Gaelic singer Ruth Keggin & Scottish harpist Rachel Hair

7.30pm Lezayre Church Arts Centre

£10/£5 U16

Saturday 29 July

POBBLE MANX LANGUAGE WALK
10am St Johns

Meet at the new carpark near the railway line

 

THE SATURDAY GATHERING (free/donations)

11am – 4pm

St Johns Methodist Chapel, Royal Chapel Hall, Church and Fairfield
An afternoon of free music, song, poetry and dance displays with refreshments, face painting and fun for all the family. 

Including folklore tours with James Franklin from Culture Vannin, Gaelg as Golf ‘pitch & putt’, the Manx Bard Michael Manning, Celtic guitarist Mark Lawrence, Gobbag Groove choir, The Mill Ensemble, Cornish band Morvran, Ellan Vannin Pipes & Drums, dance displays from Skeddan Jiarg, Perree Bane and more!


ARTISANS
 
Jimmy Thistle / Sarah Hewson / Rowan Corlett / Ali Hodgson / Amy Kay / Gaby Cooper / Cherie Collier / Helen Winter /Joughin Violins / Little Moot Studio / Susie Heckles /Pigs Loves to Paint / Dawn Kennaugh / Aossi / Leigh Rogerson Design & many more


CONCERT
Irish legends Dervish
7.30pm Peel Centenary Centre

 £22/£5 U16
(sponsored by the Isle of Man Arts Council & Culture Ireland)


LATE NIGHT SESSION 
9.30pm Whitehouse Pub, Peel 

Sunday 30 July

FAREWELL SESSION

3pm The Black Dog Oven, Peel

Featuring the Yn Chruinnaght Committee family band

With sessions, talks, busking, workshops and community outreach, there’s something for everyone!

Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering 2023 is grateful to its wonderful sponsors; Culture Vannin, the Isle of Man Arts CouncilIFGLDigital Group, as well as the invaluable support of Manx National HeritageDepartment of Education, Sport and Culture, Peel Town Commissioners, Malcolm Scott Dickinson Charitable Trust, Sound Check Charity, Noa Market Hall, Shoprite, Celtic Gold, Event Management Solutions, The White HouseIsle of Man PostVisit Isle of ManCulture Ireland, & our Festival Friends.

 

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