Dedicated to the Gaelic Language of the Isle of Man

Song competition for a new Manx Gaelic anthem!

Culture Vannin is excited to announce a competition to compose a memorable new anthem in Manx to mark Gaelg21: a month-long celebration of the Manx language between 9th June and 9th July.

There are three categories for entry: adults (16+), under 16s, and under 11s, so anyone can get involved!

Songs can be in any genre, accompanied or unaccompanied. Lyrics must be in Manx and celebrate the language; think about a loose theme of ‘Gaelg aboo!’. Simple and catchy is key!

There will be cash prizes of £150 for adults, £50 for under 16s, and £25 for under 11s.


• You can submit your song as musical notation or as a soundfile

• If you want to submit a song as a soundfile but are anxious about recording yourself singing, we can link you up with a singer

• For large audio files, send through a file-sharing site like

• All entries should be sent to

• Deadline for entries – 21st May 2021

• By entering, you agree to winning entries being shared on and on Culture Vannin’s social media pages, and being sung far and wide (for non-commercial purposes)!

DISCLAIMER FOR PARENTS of children under 16

• By submitting your child’s work, you give us permission to use all or part of your child’s performance

• By submitting your child’s work, you also agree to the finished project being shared through all forms of media, including social media

Aigh vie: good luck! 

Published: Wed, 05 May 2021