Success with Caarjyn Cooidjagh at the Pan Celtic 2013

Manx Gaelic choir Caarjyn Cooidjagh, with whom I sing, swept to success in two out of three choral classes at the Pan-Celtic Festival in Carlow, Ireland in April 2013. The Manx group beat top choirs from Brittany, Wales, Ireland and Scotland. Annie Kissack, musical director, composer and arranger of Caarjyn Cooidjagh was delighted with the choir’s achievement. “The Pan-Celtic Festival...

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Manx-Norwegian song and fiddle collaboration

This February, myself and Manx fiddle player Tom Callister (Barrule; Jamie Smith's Mabon) travelled to Voss in Western Norway to begin a musical exchange with two Norwegian traditional musicians – Erlend Apneseth and Margit Myhr. The ongoing collaborative project, which is being funded by the Manx Heritage Foundation, focuses upon Norwegian and Manx fiddle and vocal music; instruments which are central...

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Solo performances in the stadium – Lorient 2012

In August 2012 I opened the Nuits Interceltiques spectacles to audiences of up to 12,000 in the Stade du Moustoir at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient. To date, this is the biggest thing that I have done and it was a completely exhilarating experience! The performance was televised by France 3, and can be found on YouTube here: During my...

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