Arrane Son Mannin - Manx Gaelic song competition and entry for the Pan Celtic Festival 2015

This Saturday (January 17th) the 10th Arrane son Mannin competition will be held at the Douglas Freemasons' Hall as part of a concert and ceili starting at 7.30pm. This will not only celebrate 10 years of Arrane son Mannin but also 40 years of the Manx dance group Bock Yuan Fannee. The song competition is held annually to find a winning new song for a prize sponsored by Culture Vannin and also to perform that winning song at the 44th Pan-Celtic Festival at Derry on April 9th in Easter week 2015.

Cornwall (Kernow) Wales (Cymru), Brittany (Breizh), Ireland (Éire), Scotland (Alba) and Isle of Man (Mannin) are all holding events in the coming weeks to find entries from each of these countries. The songs are performed in the Celtic language of the country they represent at the Pan-Celtic International Song Contest and Pan Celtic Festival taking place in the Irish City of Derry (Irish: Doire) 7th - 12th April 2015. There was euphoria in Derry amongst the Manx in 2014 when Shenn Scoill's 'Tayrn Mee Thie' with Michelle Jamieson won the Pan-Celtic New Song competition for the first time ever!

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