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Sniaghtey Bane - Snow White: the Bunscoill Ghaelgagh's musical extravaganza!

Pupils and teachers at the Manx Gaelic immersion school, Bunscoill Ghaelgagh, are gearing up for their annual summer musical extravaganza. This year, the school will present Sniaghtey Bane (Snow White). The story has been updated and made culturally relevant with the addition of the Moddey Doo and a Buggane. Annie Kissack and Aalin Clague wrote the original script in 2013 and the musical is being performed for its third season this year. The script is entirely in Manx Gaelic, but an English language programme and the wonderful acting from Bunscoill pupils should make it, if not entirely comprehensible, certainly very enjoyable for Manx speakers and non-Manx speakers alike. Added to which, the production includes 18 original songs written by Annie and Aalin and one cheeky cover version.

With support from Culture Vannin, the school children will soon be recording the soundtrack to the musical with Gyp Buggane of Ballagroove studios, adding to the Manx music resources curated and stored by Culture Vannin on their website. 

After the success of their Lioar y Doofyr (Jungle Book) production last year, the school are again staging the production at Peel Centenary Centre, with help from the wonderful centre volunteers and support from Culture Vannin. This should help ensure an enjoyable and professional show for all, and a great experience for the children. 

Please support the school and the language by spreading the word to past Bunscoill pupils and their families, Manx speakers and learners and anyone interested in the culture. It would be yindyssagh to see full houses on both nights. The play will be held on 11th and 12th July, with doors opening at 6:30 with a 7:00pm prompt start. Tickets (priced £6 or £3 for under 18s) can be purchased electronically from  

If electronic tickets are not your thing, please contact the school on 803330 or and give your details to reserve tickets on the door.

Published: Fri, 21 Jun 2024