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The Isle of Man's highest cultural award is the Reih Bleeaney Vanannan (Manannan's Choice of the Year) was given in 2019 to John Kaneen RBV.

At a small gathering in Douglas the familiar voice of Manx Radio’s The Folk Show for over 30 years, a superbly talented and larger than life musician, singer and dancer, and a quiet scholar of folk song, John Kaneen received 2019 RBV cultural award.

The audio for this film was captured thanks to Manx Radio. It is also thanks to Manx Radio that we are pleased to release a video version of their full interview with John Kaneen RBV: