Sláinte were active in 1990s. Members included Jeff Bremer (concertina/bass), Lawson Dumbeck (guitar), Kent Hooper (whistles), Jean Huskamp (mandolin), Anthea Lawrence (lead vocals/fiddle), Bob McCaffery-Lent (guitars/cittern/vocals), and Brynn Starr (fiddle/vocals).

Ideas for group work:

Listen to the song and prepare two members of your group to perform the opening solos. The text has been coloured to help with your performance. The group or choir join the repeat of lyrics.


Oh hush thee my dove, oh hush thee my rowan,
Oh hush thee my lapwing, my little brown bird.

Oh fold thy wings and seek thy nest now,
Oh shine the berry on the bright tree,
The bird is home from the mountain and valley.
Oh horo hi ri i ri Cadul gu lo.

“Oh horo hi ri i ri" are sounds used to calm the baby. "Cadul gu lo" is

pronounced "Cajool goo low", meaning "sleep on” or “keep sleeping".

Further information about Manx Lullaby can be

found on this document and music score from Jeni Little

Recording from Free Music Archive album ‘Cup of Tea’

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Recording modified only by the addition of lyrics

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Traditional Manx Folk Song

Sláinte - Irish Band from USA

Manx is a language spoken in the Isle of Man


Isle of man presentation from rheyan_sharpe

With thanks to Rheyan Sharpe for 2011 Slideshare information, illustrated with maps and pictures.

 The Isle of Man is located exactly half way between England and Ireland. Legend tells that the Island was made by two giants fighting, one in England the other in Ireland. The giants threw small boulders until one lost his temper and grabbed a mountain and hurled it. The mountain landed in the middle of the sea, this is now the Isle of Man.

In actual fact the island is the top of an undersea volcano, that lays dormant. The island is 15 miles wide and 30 long.

Because of its seclusion over the years, the isle of man has unique culture and animals, including Manx Sheep and Manx Bobtail Cat.

Douglas is the capital of the island and the starting point of the Tourist Trophy motorcycle race, the largest road race in the world. Motorcycles and sidecars of all sizes are raced. During the races people and promotional crews from all over the world flock to the Island.