taking our culture forward

An in-depth talk about the history of the Manx Folk Dance Society, a group at the centre of the Manx dance revival enjoyed in the Isle of Man over the past 70 years..

This hour-long talk is presented by the group's former long-standing Chairperson, Joan Cowell, who delivered it as Yn Chruinnaght's 2021 Ian O'Leary lecture.

It was delivered in Peel on 22 July 2021.

The recording is released with thanks to Joan Cowell and the Manx Folk Dance Society RBV, and to Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering.