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A beautiful visual realisation of John Gell's 1957 poem in Manx Gaelic, 'Aalican' (meaning 'Tranquility')

Poem by John Gell, first published in 'Coraa Ghailckagh' in 1957.
Reading by Bob Carswell RBV.
Filmed by Brook Wassall.
The English translation is by Bob Carswell.

This poem is available in Manannan's Cloak: An Anthology of Manx Literature selected and translated by Robert Corteen Carswell, Francis Boutle Publishers, 2010.

  • With English subtitles

  • With Manx subtitles