Tag Archive: Isle of Man

Ancient craftsman setting up business on Isle of Man

A traditional craftsman is hoping for a new lease of life in the island. Having studied medieval engraving, metalwork, leather and woodwork for 17 years, quietly spoken Phil Hatton, 45, is now one of the leading proponents in the field. Some of his pieces beggar belief. Take, for example, his largest commissions – a pair…

Music, dancing and demos on tap at Chesapeake Celtic Festival

An assortment of activities, including music, dancing, bagpipes, sheep herding, Celtic presentations and storytelling, will be featured during the 21st annual Chesapeake Celtic Festival at Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum in Snow Hill this weekend. “It’s an intimate festival on 12 acres with non-stop entertainment from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in many venues,” said…

Archaeologists work on Medieval site in Isle of Man

Archaeologists from North America and the UK have been excavating an early Medieval site in the Isle of Man. The team, along with local volunteers, is investigating Port y Candas, near the Ballacraine crossroads. Archaeologist Harold Mytum said the site was of “international importance” as it is one of the few pre-Viking settlements known on…