Dedicated to the Gaelic Language of the Isle of Man
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Gaelic Broadcasting

Manx Language radio programmes and news articles:

Ny jarrood shiu dy 'eaishtagh rish ny claareyn Gaelgagh er Radio Vannin! Each week on Manx Radio there are plenty of opportunities to listen to programmes that explore and use the Manx language. You can access these programmes wherever you are in the world by listening live, or on demand, via the Manx Radio website. You can also listen to them live, on radio, in the Isle of Man.

Jelhein / Monday:

Traa dy Liooar (‘Time Enough’) between 5pm - 6pm on the AM network, produced and presented by Robert Carswell. This programme, funded by the BBC and entirely in Manx, features contemporary events and many aspects of Manx culture.

Jerdein / Thursday:

Shiaght Laa (‘Seven Days’) 6pm – 6.30pm on the FM network. This bilingual broadcast features a range of presenters including Bob Carswell, Fiona McArdle and Maralyn Crellin. It is produced by Bob Carswell. The programme does not run year-round: please check Manx Radio's weekly schedule for more information as to when the show is broadcast.

Jeheiney / Friday:

Jamys Jeheiney (‘James on Friday’) from 5pm – 6pm on the AM network, produced and presented by Jamys Harrison. An hour-long programme, which is funded by the BBC and entirely in Manx. T'eh dy kinjagh feeu geaishtagh - ta ram gammanyn ayns as y lhied! This lively programme, featuring music and interactive quizzes, aims to have particular appeal for young people.

Jedoonee / Sunday:

Goll as Gaccan (‘Going and Grumbling’) between 4pm – 6pm on the FM network. This programme, with Simon Clarke and Phil Gawne, is mainly in English, but the weather forecast and information on pharmacists’ opening times is given in Manx several times, along with items in Manx accompanied by an English translation. The main aim is to show the relevance of Manx language, history and culture to life in the present day Isle of Man. Supported by Culture Vannin and the Gaelic Broadcasting Committee.

Clare ny Gael (‘The Programme of the Gaels’) between 6pm – 7pm on the FM network. This bilingual programme is produced and presented by Bob Carswell, and features traditional music, Manx language and history, contemporary events and many other aspects of Manx culture. It is a great resource for learners to hear Manx and English side by side.

Howard Caine and Christy deHaven also support and promote Manx on their 'Late Lunch' programme, which you can listen to every afternoon from 1pm until 3pm on the FM network. Listen to the Manx word or phrase of the day, recorded by members of the community, and have a guess as to what it might mean!

You can read and hear news articles in Manx via Manx Radio here. You can also find a weekly summary of Manx language programming here. This excellent resource is produced by Bob Carswell, and available to download and listen to via Podcast apps.

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Gaelic Broadcasting Committee

In April 2016, Culture Vannin was handed budgetary responsibility for the Gaelic Broadcasting Committee by the Communications Commission.

The Gaelic Broadcasting Committee works to support broadcasting in the Manx language on the radio and online, directly sponsoring Goll as Gaccan and Manx language news on Manx Radio.

Oltenyn y ving / Members of the committee - members until legislation changes

Mr Adrian Cain - Caairliagh/Chair 

Mr Robert Carswell 

Mr Philip Gawne 

Mr James Harrison 

In attendance: Mrs Ruth Keggin Gell (Yn Greinneyder)