Isle of Man: Manx Group Wins Pan Celtic International Song Contest!

Manx group Shenn Scoill scored a win for the Isle of Man in last night’s Pan Celtic International Song Contest (the Island’s first victory in the competition’s history) with their evocative composition Tayrn Mee Thie (Drawing Me Home), winning €3,000.

Held as part of the 43rd Pan Celtic Festival, the annual event crossed the Irish border for the first time in its history this year, as the annual celebration moved to the city of Derry in Northern Ireland.

Shenn Scoill who won the local heat Arrane son Mannin (Song for Mann) earlier this year at the Masonic Hall in Peel, have also been kept busy during the festival entertaining audiences and competitors with Manx music and song.

Valerie Caine
© April 2014

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