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Renditions of Manx songs and hymns

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Date(s): 1980s, 1990s

Creator(s): Sayle, Zillah

Scope & Content: Renditions of Manx songs and hymns including ‘The king of the sea'; church choir singing ‘Hear us O Lord, from heaven Thy dwelling-place’; ‘The pride of Port-le-Murra’ (words by William Hanby); children singing ‘Happy little people’; choir singing ‘Ellan Vannin’ (words by Eliza Craven Green, 1854) often referred to as ‘the alternative Manx national anthem; spoken prayer in Manx Gaelic; choir singing first verse of the Manx National Anthem (words by William Henry Gill).

Narrator talks about making ‘hay stooks’ on the Isle of Man, accompanied by song ‘Bringing in the sheeves’; choir singing ‘Ellan Vannin’.

Eisteddfod in the Isle of Man with male soloist singing a song ‘dedicated’ to the Members of the House of Keys called ‘Leanin’’ (H.E. Wright/T.C.S. Bennett, Harold Williams, 1926); male soloist singing ‘Ramsey Town’ with audience joining in and comical comments by the adjudicator at the eisteddfod; male soloist (with audience joining in) singing ‘The pride of Port-le-Murra’.

Church organ and male soloist (poor recording) of unknown song.

Administration / Biographical History: Cassette tape from the estate of Zillah Sayle.

Language: eng

Extent: 37 min. 31 sec.

Item name: cassette tape

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 2019-0052/21

Access conditions: All reasonable attempt has been made by Manx National Heritage to trace and request permission (where needed) from the copyright holder(s) in this sound recording. If however you think you are a rights holder then please contact Manx National Heritage.

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