taking our culture forward

Manx dancing is one of the most exciting and distinctive forms of traditional culture in the Isle of Man. It is thriving today thanks to many dance groups, such as Skeddan Jiarg.

Whilst the group was at the Lowender Peran Festival in Cornwall, we took the opportunity to find out more about what Manx dancing is, why they do it, and why it continues to be such a vibrant part of Manx culture today.

More information about Skeddan Jiarg and the other Manx dance groups on the Isle of Man is available from the Manx Music website.

A Manx language version of this film is also available: