taking our culture forward

A complete recording of one of the most vivid and accomplished creative collections of Manx folklore written in the past 50  years.

‘Twisting the Rope and other folktales from the Isle of Man’ by Kathleen Killip is here recorded in full by Ian Cottier, the Island's leading exponent and interpreter of her beautiful works in a soft Manx dialect.



Stories written by Kathleen Killip
Read by Ian Cottier
Produced by Culture Vannin
Music by Charles Guard
Artwork by Kate Jerry
Recorded at Ballagroove Recording Studio
With thanks to Hamish Killip and Sight Matters


A limited number of CDs featuring a selection of these tales have also been produced. These are available in either The Bridge Bookshop or in the Manx National Heritage shops.