The festival was founded in 1975 by John Bethell and this year will be the 44th Manannan Festival. The festival is named after Manannan, the Manx mythological sea god.
Performances are mainly classical music but the festival has also included folk, jazz, cabaret, drama, dance, puppets, indian music, magic, lectures, talks, films, BBC Radio 3 broadcasts, art exhibitions, youth competitions, audiences with celebrities and floral demonstrations.
The Festival brings stars from all over the world to the intimate stage of the Erin Arts Centre including the Kanneh-Mason Trio whose Cellist, Sheku played at the Royal Wedding just a few weeks ago. Sheku Kanneh-Mason won the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year and has been nominated as best male artist in the Classical Brits Awards.
We received record sales for this years festival of which two events sold out two weeks before the event following the Royal Wedding: Worbey and Farrell on the 16th and The Kanneh-Mason Trio on the 30th. One the Trio's members, Isata Kanneh-Mason will return next April to be one of the pianists for the Tertis Viola Competition.
The festival will take place between Saturday 16th to Saturday 30th June at the Erin Arts Centre which is supported by the Isle of Man Arts Council.
16/6: Worbey and Farrell (SOLD OUT)
17/6: Two Harps
18/6: Schubert Ensemble
19/6: Floral Art Demonstration
27/6: "Where is Mrs Christie"
29/6: Flamenco evening
30/6: Kanneh-Mason Trio (SOLD OUT)
Tickets for under 18s £2 at all events
Erin Arts Centre
Isle of Man
Box Office: 832662
For times click the links on the events.