taking our culture forward

The speeches celebrating the outstanding contribution to Manx culture achieved by Fiona McArdle RBV.
These speeches were recorded on 3 February 2023 at the ceremony to award the Reih Bleeaney Vanannan (RBV).

Featured here are:

  • Dr Breesha Maddrell, Director of Culture Vannin, explaining something of the award and Fiona's wide-ranging work for Manx culture.
  • Chris Thomas MHK, Chair of Culture Vannin, who presented Fiona with the RBV award.
  • Fiona McArdle RBV, who gave a rare public speech offering the story of how she came to Manx and, through that, to her life dedicated in so many ways to the culture of the Isle of Man.

More about the RBV award to Fiona McArdle is available here: RBV awarded to Fiona McArdle

This recording was made by Bob Carswell for Manx Radio. It was first broadcast on Manx Radio as a part of 'Shiaght Laa' on a Thursday evening. The recording is released here with thanks to Manx Radio.