"Kiaull ny Nollick Veg Knockaloe" - a celebration of Manx Old Christmas

Hartes Ease is a group of Manx musicians who give regular concerts throughout the Island. Their performances include mainly renaissance music for recorders, viols and voice. Following a successful Christmas concert last year  Hartes Ease will give another concert at 8.00pm on Friday 5 January 2018 at Holy Trinity Church, Patrick, Isle of Man. Money raised will go towards the Isle of Man local charity www.Knockaloe.im. 

Patrick Church is situated adjacent to Knockaloe Internment Camp, which  was constructed at the time of the First World War (28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918). So called “enemy aliens” had their movements restricted during this time which saw the development of internment camps. Knockaloe Moar farm was identified as the location for such a camp.  Originally designed for 5000 people, by the end of the War it held almost 24,000 internees. The internees were kept in 23 compounds each with four camps made up of wooden hut type buildings inside barbed wire, with the site covering some 22 acres. 

The internees were of various nationalities including German, Austrian and Turkish. The camps closed in 1919, with a number of those held having served up to five years in the camp. Nearly 200 people died during their internment and were buried at Patrick Church which is close to the camp. Although this was a British operation and not one inspired by the Isle of Man authorities, Manx people have an increased interest in the lives and experiences of those who were interned on their island in those dark days. 

Details of the concert are given below:

"Kiaull ny Nollick Veg Knockaloe"

Following a sell-out concert last year come and join us for a candlelit evening of seasonal renaissance music & song to celebrate Manx Old Christmas with local group:

“Hartes Ease”

Original 100 year old postcard from the charity’s own collection

8.00pm on Friday 5 January 2018

Holy Trinity Church, Patrick, Isle of Man

Tickets £10 each include complimentary

interval mulled wine and homemade sweet treats

Limited seating so early booking recommended via www.knockaloe.im

Or contact : Rachael Wood on 648477 or via email info@knockaloe.im

 knockaloeinternmentcampisleofman                               Registered Charity No. 1150





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