The Manannan Festival 2018

Erin Arts Centre Manannan Festival
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The Erin Arts Centre presents the 44th International Manannan Festival Festival of Music and the Arts.

The Annual Manannan International Festival of Music and Arts is a performing arts festival held every year in late June/ early July at the Erin Arts Centre, in the lovely seaside resort of Port Erin, Isle of Man.

The festival was founded in 1975 by John Bethell and this year will be the 44th Manannan Festival. The festival is named after Manannan, the Manx mythological sea god.

Performances are mainly classical music but the festival has also included folk, jazz, cabaret, drama, dance, puppets, indian music, magic, lectures, talks, films, BBC Radio 3 broadcasts, art exhibitions, youth competitions, audiences with celebrities and floral demonstrations.

The Festival brings stars from all over the world to the intimate stage of the Erin Arts Centre including the Kanneh-Mason Trio whose Cellist, Sheku played at the Royal Wedding just a few weeks ago. Sheku Kanneh-Mason won the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year and has been nominated as best male artist in the Classical Brits Awards.

We received record sales for this years festival of which two events sold out two weeks before the event following the Royal Wedding: Worbey and Farrell on the 16th and The Kanneh-Mason Trio on the 30th. One the Trio's members, Isata Kanneh-Mason will return next April to be one of the pianists for the Tertis Viola Competition.

The festival will take place between Saturday 16th to Saturday 30th June at the Erin Arts Centre which is supported by the Isle of Man Arts Council. 

Programme of Events

16/6: Worbey and Farrell (SOLD OUT)

17/6: Two Harps

18/6: Schubert Ensemble

19/6: Floral Art Demonstration

20/6: Sir Thomas Allen in conversation

21/6: Ronan O'Hora Piano Recital

22/6: Kabantu

23/6: A Midsummer Night's Dream - the opera on film

24/6: A Midsummer Night's Dream - 1935 film

25/6: A Midsummer Night's Dream from the Globe

26/6: Christine Rice with Julius Drake

27/6: "Where is Mrs Christie"

28/6: Michael Collins with Michael McHale

29/6: Flamenco evening

30/6: Kanneh-Mason Trio (SOLD OUT)


Tickets for under 18s £2 at all events

Erin Arts Centre
Victoria Square
Port Erin
Isle of Man

Box Office: 832662

For times click the links on the events. 


A sponsored body of
The Department of Education, Sport and Culture
Rheynn Ynsee, Spoyrt as Cultoor
Isle of Man Government
Reiltys Ellan Vannin
Isle of man Government
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