Stories

Between the members of our group we have a wide repertoire of stories and songs, from the island and from overseas. We are always adding more stories but here are some examples from our storytellers:

  • The Buggane
  • The Moddhey Dhoo
  • The Island of the Sun (or The Generous Mother)
  • King Midas
  • The King of the Cats
  • How the Manx Cat Lost Its Tail
  • The Hairy Toe
  • The Boy Who Drew Cats
  • The Old Woman in the Cave
  • The Wild Hunt

Jataka Tales

  • The Fairy and the Hare
  • The Empty Lake
  • The Master’s Test
  • The Two Pigs
  • The Great Elephant
  • The Forest Fire

Songs and Ballads

As well as stories we have a repertoire of songs and ballads to share.

  • The Laxey Wheel
  • The Ellan Vannin Tragedy
  • She Moved Through The Fair
  • Siuil A Ruin
  • The Cruel Mother
  • The Dragon and the Phoenix
  • The Two Sisters
  • Long Red Hair
  • The Old Dun Cow
  • La Belle Dame Sans Merci
  • Captain Kidd
  • Foggy Banks
  • Barratt’s Privateers
  • Time Flies When You’re Having Rum
  • Billy Bones
  • Big Iron
  • Johnny Jump Up
  • The Time I Bought A Piano
  • The Trail to Santa Fe
  • The Cat Came Back
  • Mordred’s Lullaby
  • The Valkyries’ Song of the Spear
  • Planet Dog
  • Scarlet Ribbons
  • Hanging on the Old Barbed Wire