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Bob Carswell delivers a weekly programme of great Manx Gaelic broadcasting and entertainment.

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Bob Carswell delivers a weekly programme of great Manx Gaelic broadcasting and entertainment.

    Claare ny Gael 15th May 2022

    Claare ny Gael 15th May 2022

    Rev Thomas Stephen takes us for a stroll round parts of Douglas and out to old Kirk Braddan, and we look at the background to some of the things he mentions in his 1832 poem, 'A Poetical Guide to the Isle of Mann'.

    Jonathan Harker has been disappointed by the Szgany, who turned his letters over to Count Dracula. His renewed hope of getting information out through a part of Slovaks is soon dashed, and then finds that the Count is up to fresh mischief. However, that's not his greatest terror.

    As nyn giaull - son Oie Voaldyn as Laa Boaldyn rere yn chenn eaillere -
    THE QUARTET - Home
    FLOR ENVERSA - Calenda maia
    DAVID & ROSIE SPEERS - Hawthorn
    KIRREE-AALIN CLAGUE - Oie Voaldyn/Tar gys y ghrian
    ANNE & FRANCIE BROLLY - The Magherafelt May fair
    PHYNNODDEREE - Ben-rein y Voaldyn/Moghrey Laa Boaldyn
    ANNIE KISSACK - Tappagyn jiargey
    THE QUARTET - The rival cockades
    DAVID KILGALLON - Boaldyn Heear as Boaldyn Hiar
    PAUL ROGERS - Arrane y Voaldyn
    FRANK JOUGHIN - Moostey yn arragh
    MEC LIR - Earthbound

    • 49 min
    Claare ny Gael 8th May 2022

    Claare ny Gael 8th May 2022

    We continue to follow Rev Thomas Stephen's 1832 work, 'A Poetical Guide to the Isle of Mann', in which we hear of the work of the hobblers, the harbour boatmen, and one lady's misfortune on being helped ashore at Douglas.

    Jonathan Harker's hopes are raised by the appearance of a group of gypsies in the courtyard of Castle Dracula - perhaps he can send letters clandestinely through them, unknown to the Count. His letter to Mina is written in shorthand.

    As nyn giaull -
    JIMMY CROWLEY - Nil na la
    PEOPLE OF HELSTON - Hal an tow
    HELSTON TOWN BAND - Helston furry
    MOOT - Graih my chree
    ANTON VALERY - La Paimpolaise
    MAJORSTUEN - Yiiihaaa!
    NA GATHAN - Ga bruidhinn lan-uine
    PIGYN CLUST - Ty a gardd
    THE SIDHE - Nitro

    • 49 min
    Claare ny Gael 1st May 2022

    Claare ny Gael 1st May 2022

    Writing in 1832, Rev Thomas Stephen is giving us 'A Poetical Guide to the Isle of Mann'. He includes the Island's government, including the role of the Legislative Council - though without mentioning that he, as Vicar-General, was an ex officio member of it.

    Jonathan Harker realises that he was not dreaming when he was faced with three beautiful women for whom he felt lust, which turned to horror when it became obvious they wanted to feast on his blood. Count Dracula has him prepare a series of letters - by the dates of which Jonathan Harker sees how long he can expect to stay alive before the Count kills him.

    As nyn giaull son Laa Boaldyn -
    DOLORES KEANE - May morning dew
    DAFYDD IWAN & EDWARD - Cadi ha
    MARTIN BEST - Kalenda Maya
    STEELEYE SPAN - Padstow May song
    SIAMSA NA TIRE - Thugamar fein an samhradh linn
    JANIG JUTEAU & REPONSES - A l'arrivee du joli mois de Mai
    VOX BLENII - Il Maggio
    KAREN TRENEER & BUCCA - May day carol
    LOREENA McKENNITT - Beltane fire dance

    • 49 min
    Claare ny Gael 24th April 2022

    Claare ny Gael 24th April 2022

    We continue with Rev Thomas Stephen's 1832 publication, 'A Poetical Guide to the Isle of Mann', but we step aside every now and then to find out more about things he mentions in his text.

    In our translation into Manx of Bram Stoker's 'Dracula', Jonathan Harker is exploring part of Castle Dracula where it appears the ladies of the household used to live. Feeling tired, he decides to ignore Count Dracula's warning about not sleeping anywhere but in the suite of rooms he has been using so far and to sleep here.

    As y kiaull ain -
    PARTI CUT LLOI - Tre Porthmadog
    DOLORES KEANE - Thuas ag Gort a'Chornain
    KEVRENN ALRE - Gavotte Pourlet
    BARBARA GALE with CHRISTINE BREGAZZI, ERNIE THORN & GRAHAM CROWE - Come back to Mona
    THE STORY REPUBLIC - Cornish lads
    CHARLIE COWIE - The hangman's reel
    THE WATERSONS - Country life
    BISKEE BRISHT - This won't end well
    CRASDANT - Mwmpwy Llwyd

    • 51 min
    Claare ny Gael 17th April 2022

    Claare ny Gael 17th April 2022

    We dip once again into 'A Poetical Guide to the Isle of Mann' by Rev Thomas Stephen, published in 1832. It mixes proud bombast and hyperbole with tongue in cheek cheesiness and a sense of humour and awareness of its own mix of purple prose and bathos.

    Jonathan Harker can hardly believe his eyes as he witnesses Count Dracula's way of leaving his room to exit the castle. With the Count out of the way, he decides to explore further than he's hitherto dared.

    As y kiaull ain -
    SONIA JONES, SUE JONES-DAVIES & GERAINT GRIFFITHS - Teilwng yw'r oen
    PEADAR O CEANNABHAIN - Sadhbh Ni Bhruinneala
    MIKE O'CONNOR & BARBARA GRIGGS - Miss Pitts' minuet
    ANAM - Mary and the soldier
    CHAL HA DICHAL - Gavotte des Terrils
    MERA ROYLE & DAVID KILGALLON - Deep in the earth
    THE BYRDS - Bells of Rhymney
    JOHN McCORMACK & EDWIN SCHNEIDER - Terence's farewell to Kathleen
    ANAM - Cornish gavottes

    • 49 min
    Claare ny Gael 10th April 2022

    Claare ny Gael 10th April 2022

    We turn to 'A Poetical Guide to the Isle of Mann', written by Rev Thomas Stephen and published in 1832. He wrote in the Manx language as well, but we hear from his work in English this time. Thomas Stephen was Vicar of Kirk Patrick for 15 years and was also Vicar-General - though some parts of his work perhaps belie his day job!

    In our story in Manx, Count Dracula is pressing Jonathan Harker to write to his employer, Peter Hawkins, and to anyone else he wishes - but with a clear threat not to write too much. There's also a dire warning not to fall asleep anywhere else in Castle Dracula but in his own set of rooms.

    As nyn giaull -
    PENNYLESS - Winter is gone
    STAA - Illiam y Caine
    RIOBO - Mallador
    DERVISH - Jig songs
    SIAN JAMES - Merch ei mam
    YANN LE MEUR & MICHEL TOUTOUS - Ton double, Plonevez-Porzhe
    DOCHAS - Puirt e beul
    GWENNO - Men an toll
    RIOBO - Estroupele/Polca

    • 51 min

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