Music of Manx Tourism

From January 2002, PhD student Valerie Kinrade has been working on a project looking at popular music of the entertainment industry 1870-1970. Valerie holds a University of Liverpool Studentship for this degree, with additional funding from the Manx Heritage Foundation. Her research has been necessarily varied, and has focused on a myriad of aspects of popular music: entertainment venues, programmes, pierrot shows, brass bands, and individual performers and composers such as George Tootell.
A large part of her research involved interviews with a wide range of people involved with the music industry on the Island.