Yn Chruinnaght

Tomorrow I’m off to the Isle of Man for Yn Chruinnaght (‘the gathering’) – a celebration of Manx and Celtic music and culture featuring performers and participants from the Isle of Man, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall and Brittany. I’m really looking forward to it as it’s a great opportunity to see old friends and make new ones, and to hear, speak and/or sing in quite a few different languages – last year at Yn Chruinnaght I heard all six modern Celtic languages being spoken and sung, and spoke in four of them, and also in French and English.

I’ll be in the Isle of Man for a week, then I’m off to Gleann Cholm Cille in Donegal in Ireland for a summer school in Irish language and culture.

This entry was posted in Breton, Cornish, English, Irish, Language, Manx, Scottish Gaelic, Travel, Welsh.

3 Responses to Yn Chruinnaght

  1. Michel says:

    Oh fine ! Is Yn Chruinnaght similar to the Festival interceltique in An Oriant, Breizh ?

  2. Simon says:

    Yes, it’s similar, but on a smaller scale.

  3. David Eger says:

    On a smaller scale is good. I went to Lorient/An Oriant last August and was a bit put out by the size and the commercialism of it, being accustomed to the smaller, more intimate, informal and music-focused festivals in Ireland. Also, I was very disappointed not to hear a word of Breton spoken there.

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