Busy Gallery Open Day for SHAPE

We had a busy afternoon over the weekend with our gallery open day on Saturday 6th July! Sarah & Rob were on hand to chat with our many visitors about their work in our current collaborative exhibition SHAPE, which will be in the EAC until Friday 9th August. Drop in 10am to 4.30pm Tuesday to Friday as well as during events, and look out for more Saturday openings.

Final Night of Mananan Festival with Robin Nolan Trio

The Robin Nolan Trio absolutely took the roof off last time they were here and we’ve had endless requests to get them back. So, as a special treat to close this year’s festival….. Robin Nolan is one of the world’s best known and most admired gypsy jazz guitarists and has been praised for his musical genius and creativity by Willie Nelson, Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, and the late George Harrison. Robin became one of [read more…]

Sax On The Beach – A Mananan Festival Fringe Event

On the Beach Stage opposite the fabulous Bay Hotel, as a part of the fringe of the Mananan Festival, we are proud to present Sax on the Beach, an afternoon of cool jazz blues and samba. Keyboard ace Heinrich leads an all-star group, Blue Indigo Manoeuvre, specially brought together for the gig, featuring smooth jazz saxophones, samba inspired guitar, cool rhythm section and some delightful vocals for a chilled afternoon of fun by the seaside. [read more…]

Friday Night with Martin Roscoe for Mananan Festival

Book online for Friday 28th June: With an extraordinary career spanning over five decades, Martin Roscoe is unarguably one of the UK’s best loved pianists. Renowned for his versatility at the keyboard, Martin is equally at home in concerto, recital and chamber performances. His enduring popularity and the respect in which he is universally held are built on a deeply thoughtful musicianship and his easy rapport with audiences and fellow musicians alike. Martin is [read more…]

Young Singer of Mann — 2025 dates confirmed

Calling all Young Singers! We’re very excited to say the next Young Singer of Mann competition will take place again on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th January 2025 – applications will open in September this year. * Junior and Senior categories * Two contrasting songs * Cash prizes, trophies and certificates Kindly sponsored by: Isle of Man Arts Council, The Malcolm Dickinson Trust, Mannin Music Shop

Thursday night belongs to the Brodsky Quartet!

As we head into Mananan week, we continue to give you the lowdown on the artists appearing on this week’s bill. Today it’s the turn of the Brodsky Quartet, who recently reached the incredible milestone of 50 years in the business. They have earned their legendary status and are looking forward to a return visit to the EAC stage! The Brodsky Quartet started life in the North-East England town of Middlesbrough in 1972. Brother and [read more…]

Chaotic Cornish Comedy from Seamas Carey – Wednesday night at Mananan Festival

As we head closer towards festival week, we continue our preview of artists appearing on this year’s bill. Today it’s the turn of the incredibly versatile Seamas Carey. Seamas Carey grew up and still lives in Cornwall as a multi-instrumentalist (accordion, piano, double bass, bagpipes), composer, performer, choir leader, musical director, puppeteer, silent film pianist and piano tuner. Although best known for his podcast series The Reason Why, a humourous and thought-provoking exploration of the [read more…]

Kitterland to Soundtrack Mad Max for Mananan!

As we countdown to Mananan Festival, we’re taking a long look at all this year’s artists. IOM based audio visual adventurers Kitterland will be weaving their special magic here on Tuesday 25th June, when they will improvise a live soundtrack using a classic film as a backdrop. We can now reveal exclusively that the film will be…… MAD MAX. Listen here as Kitterland’s Joff Whitten tells us about the group and what we can expect [read more…]

Eliza Carthy – Opening Night at Mananan Festival 2024

BOOK ONLINE Eliza Carthy is a phenomenal talent and we are thrilled to have her open Mananan 2024!  She will perform solo with her incredible voice and fiddles. Describing herself simply as a ‘modern English musician’, Eliza Carthy is one of the most recognisable faces in British folk.  She has received an MBE; numerous BBC R2 Folk Awards; two Mercury Prize nominations; was the first English traditional musician to be nominated for a BBC R3 [read more…]

2 incredible live shows from Ben Ottewell !

What an amazing 2 nights from Ben Ottewell! Huge thanks to But First Promotions for arranging the event, plus local bands Eject & Sub Level 5 for supporting. These fantastic photos were taken by our newest (and youngest!) in-house photographer Isabelle. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and X (Twitter) to see more about our upcoming events. Follow But First Promotions on Facebook.