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GH Corlett – Douglas (not films) Thompson Travel – Port Erin
Peter Norris Music – Douglas (not films) On the door, subject to availability

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Paddington 2 (2017) @ Centenary Centre
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Paddington 2 (2017) @ Centenary Centre | Peel | Isle of Man


Runtime: 1hr 43min || Cert: PG
Family, Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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Wonderfully British in all its charm and wit. Easily the best comedy of 2017 (in our opinion). In fact if you go by ‘Rotten Tomatoes’, Paddington 2 is the best reviewed film ever, with the most positive movie critic reviews and not one single bad review.

This is the kind of film that kids (and adults) deserve more of, it’s joyous, charming, clever, funny, bursting with energy and utterly heart-warming. This Christmas get everyone together, bring your favourite bears and join us to celebrate the festive season with the famous furry little fella for more laughs, mayhem and… marmalade.

“This bearish sequel will leave you with a heart so warmed, you could trek across the Antarctic in shorts.” – Helen O’Hara, Time Out

“Paddington 2 is every bit as enchanting as the first, perhaps even more so, but it feels arbitrary to pick a winner. The film is a pure delight, as sweet and sharp as, well, marmalade, really.” – Olly Richards, Empire

“It’s beyond playful. Wonderful and whimsical, for that matter. Fun to look at and completely immersive. It’s hilarious, heartfelt, and humane, as well.” – Blake Goble, Consequence of Sound

“Paddington’s ability to positively impact people is so profound that it can’t help but stretch out towards the audience, too. We may know that being kind and polite doesn’t always set the world right, but damn if that little bear doesn’t make you want to try.” – Kate Erbland, IndieWire

Directed by: Paul King
Produced by: David Heyman
Written by: Paul King, Simon Farnaby
Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw
Music by: Dario Marianelli
Cinematography: Erik Wilson
Edited by: Jonathan Amos, Mark Everson
Country: UK, France
Language: English

Tickets available online (http://bit.ly/fip-booknow), or from Celtic Gold (Peel), Shakti Man (Ramsey) and Thompson Travel (Port Erin) or on the door (unless sold out).

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Walk Like A Man – Extra Show! @ Centenary Centre
Jan 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Walk Like A Man @ Centenary Centre
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Planet Abba @ Centenary Centre
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm

Dust off your platform shoes, white 70’s outfits and get ready for a night of Abba-tastic classsics from one of the UK’s top tribute bands. Fancy dress encouraged – Mamma Mia!

Tickets available online now, and from our usual outlets shortly:

Celtic Gold, Peel

GH Corlett the Jewellers, Douglas

Thompson Travel, Port Erin

Shakti Man, Ramsey

The Legion Players Present “One for the Road” @ Peel Centenary Centre
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:15 pm

This wickedly observant comedy by the author of Educating Rita finds Dennis on the eve of his thirty-fifth birthday, making a last-ditch attempt to break away from the confines of his middle-class, housing-estate existence.

Reaching breaking point at his birthday party, he packs a rucksack to make his escape, but everyone wants to accompany him and he sinks down in front of the television, defeated. But there’s always next year … and the year after …


(Please be aware there is adult content and this play is not suitable for under 16s. )

The Legion Players Present “One for the Road” @ Peel Centenary Centre
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:15 pm

This wickedly observant comedy by the author of Educating Rita finds Dennis on the eve of his thirty-fifth birthday, making a last-ditch attempt to break away from the confines of his middle-class, housing-estate existence.

Reaching breaking point at his birthday party, he packs a rucksack to make his escape, but everyone wants to accompany him and he sinks down in front of the television, defeated. But there’s always next year … and the year after …


(Please be aware there is adult content and this play is not suitable for under 16s. )

Four Poofs and a Piano @ Peel Centenary Centre
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm

4 Poofs and a Piano is everyone’s favourite house-band from the BAFTA award winning Friday Night With Jonathan Ross show on BBC1 from 2001 to 2010.

Camp, irreverent, self-deprecating, high octane, naughty but fun all-round entertainment with original comedy songs, pop standards, dance, physical comedy and light-hearted banter.


Kylie @ Centenary Centre
Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm


Feverish, performed by Joanne Steel, is known in the business as the Ultimate tribute to the one and only princess of pop, Kylie Minogue.

Not only does she bare an incredible likeness to the pint size pop star, but has also perfected her vocal impression to such a standard that audiences are guaranteed a superb “Kylie” experience.

Si Cranstoun @ Peel Centenary Centre
Apr 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm

Si Cranstoun is no stranger to Peel, as he makes his 3rd appearance with his incredibly talented 6-piece band. Often cited as being the modern day Jackie Wilson, Si has a seemingly infinite enthusiasm for his music, and is guaranteed to get the theatre rocking within the first few bars of his show. If you have not experienced the Dynamo that is Si Cranstoun, don’t miss out on this show – as all previous shows sold out quickly.




Shennaghys Jiu – A Celtic Music Showcase @ Centenary Centre
Apr 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Mez and the Fezzes @ Peel Centenary Centre
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm

Mez & the Fezzes is an all-star band featuring members of the Van Morrison Band, Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and Madness.

Between them they have worked with BB King, Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, Robert Plant, Joss Stone and many many more.

Led by drummer/lead singer Mez Clough, the Fezzes play an infectious mix of rhythm & blues, rock ‘n’ roll, surf and swing. They keep the dance floor rocking with classic tunes from the likes of Chuck Berry, Fats Domino as well as cult movie themes from Quentin Tarantino.

The band has performed at the Madness ‘House of Fun’ Festival and top UK Vintage event Twinwood Festival.

Radcliffe, Russell, and Lee @ Centenary Centre
May 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm

Mark Radcliffe, the BBC DJ and Folk Musician is joining us with two musician friends – Dave Russell and Chris Lee for an evening of music and banter.

A Manks Concert @ Peel Centenary Centre
May 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Narropera in Peel, Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro as narrated opera @ Centenary Centre
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Dorothee Jansen, Sopran, Floriane Peycelon,Violine, Haydn Rawstron, Klavier; Kammermusiksaal Beethovenhaus Bonn . 19. Januar 2019

The annual PCC narropera performance. Mozart’s Figaro opera is one of the most beautiful in the whole opera repertoire, with an entertaining story and wonderful music. Narropera fascinates by drawing the listener into a ‘Tale for Grown-ups, told in speech and song’.

The performers in The Narropera Trio are German soprano Dorothee Jansen; French violinist Floriane Peycelon; Kiwi pianist/narrator Haydn Rawstron. This Peel narropera performance is the 86th since The Narropera Trio invented the new art form, narropera, in 2013.
A musical and narrative entertainment
Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro is not as well known as one thinks.
The ubiquitously-known, original version of Mozart’s famous opera, The Marriage of Figaro, was first performed in 1786. Astonishingly, few people are aware that  Mozart and his librettist made significant changes to the original version of their opera, three years later, for a revival of The Marriage of Figaro, in Vienna, in 1789.
These major changes, to all intents and purposes, remain unknown today, even to singers, conductors and stage directors, not to mention to the general public. This Peel performance of The Marriage of Figaro will contain a good handful of surprises, all of great merit and interest. It is most probable that some of these surprises will never previously have been heard on the Isle of Man.
It is seven years since narropera began as a kiwi idea, a knee-jerk response to earthquake traumas in Christchurch, New Zealand; now, over the last year, and in the international world of opera, narropera has been accepted as a new art-form or ‘neue Kunstgattung’, the technical phrase used by one German critic, when dubbing narropera a separate art form.
Another German critic, writing after a recent performance in the Beethoven Chamber Hall in Bonn, claimed “narropera is a genuine complement to the real thing” and a third German critic has coined the phrase: “narropera is a short-winded tale for grown-ups, where song and speech are finely balanced’.
For narropera to be appreciated in Germany is an important milestone along the road to widespread acceptance. Among the ‘Premier League’ of opera nations, Germany is unassailable champion, producing many thousands of opera performances each year. Seven successful narropera performances in three contrasting parts of Germany already serve to demonstrate that Germans can also appreciate narropera’s special contribution to their ‘opera world’.
The composition of each narropera is the same. The opera’s story is narrated in detail. Each narropera also consists of ten – twelve pieces of music carefully selected from the particular opera which narropera seeks to illuminate.These musical pieces are dropped into the narrative at the appropriate moments, giving insight into both the story and the music itself.
Each piece of music is arranged for a chamber music trio of singer, violinist and pianist/narrator: arias, duets, trios and even larger ensembles. This mixture produces a good variety of expression, from ‘monologue’ through ‘dialogue’ to ‘collective moralising’.
Haydn and his wife, Dorothee, who live in Castletown when not narroperising around the world, are the co-inventors of narropera and have been the common denominator in the 85 narropera performances in New Zealand and Europe, since 2013. By contrast, the French violinist, Floriane Peycelon first joined The Narropera Trio in 2016.
As with all narroperas, this performance will be presented without an interval. Marriage of Figaro will last around 85 minutes and will be a treat for those who are interested in opera, singing, public story-telling, chamber music or just simply in good entertainment.
Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys @ Peel Centenary Centre
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm

There’s no other band out around like Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, from Prince Edward Island, Canada. Led by fiddling wiz Gordie “Crazy Legs” MacKeeman, the roots quartet features all-star pickers and singers, with everything from down-home country to reckless rockabilly to intricate bluegrass. Now the boys are back in town with their fourth and latest release, Dreamland.

The band spent the past year exciting crowds all over the world, from Denmark’s Tonder Festival and the U.K.’s Cambridge Folk Festival, to Merlefest in North Carolina and the Blue Mountains Music Festival in Australia. Crowds love them everywhere they go, thanks to Gordie’s charm (and flying fiddle and feet) and their unique blend of just about every roots genre going. They love it all, old and new, and put on a variety show that has the fans dancing, laughing and singing along.

Dreamland is a big step forward for the group, as it features the greatest number of vocal tracks they’ve ever featured on an album. That highlights the development of the quartet, with all four members writing and singing their own material, and bringing their own strengths to the table. From the Cajun rocker “Sittin’ In A Bar” to classic country sounds in “Strength In Numbers” to the beautiful lullabye of the title track, the group is showing their writing skills match their playing talents. It’s a versatile, wide-ranging showcase that mirrors the live show, with four singers and multi-instrumentalists.

The members are all musical Swiss Army knives, able to pull out whatever instrument or style is needed. Peter Cann handles acoustic and electric guitars, banjo and vocals, Thomas Webb can be found on stand-up bass, guitar, banjo, steel guitar and vocals, Jason Burbine moves between drums, bass, guitar and singing, and while Gordie is mainly on fiddle, he’ll grab the guitar, sit behind the drum kit and sing lots too.

On Dreamland the band wanted to capture all that versatility, and went off in search of a producer who could work in lots of styles. They found him in Mississippi native R.S. Field, best known for his work with Justin Townes Earle, Steve Earle, Tim O’Brien and Allison Moorer. “It’s nice to work with someone who gets the sound,” says MacKeeman. “It has bluegrass elements, it has rockabilly elements, it has old-time elements, but to us it’s all the same thing. That’s why we wanted someone who understands rockabilly base as well as old-time fiddle and accordions.

In addition to songs written and sung by each member, there’s room for some great cover tunes. There’s a fiddle and banjo-fired version of the old ’60’s hit by The Hollies, “Stop Stop Stop,” and beloved P.E.I. songwriter Gene MacLellan’s “Just Want To Be Loved By You.” And the biggest surprise is a mysterious number that turns out to be “Run With Us,” the theme song from the ’80’s Canadian cartoon classic, The Raccoons. “The original is very 80’s pop,” says MacKeeman. “But we do it so different, it’s been great, it’s fun seeing people get that eureka moment when they realize what it is. It usually doesn’t take very long.”

Dreamland is an album that moves from highlight to highlight, showcasing everything the band has to offer. There’s no filler here, it’s packed with their very best songs and very best styles. “I’m one of those people that has to enjoy everything on an album, and that’s what we were shooting for, an album that holds people until the end,” says MacKeeman. “And we always like albums to be a souvenir of our live show. To bring people back to that feeling they got seeing us live.”

That feeling? The playing, the singing, the music, and those crazy legs? Feel the fun, with Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys.






Culture Vannin Film Night @ Centenary Centre
Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

A film night celebrating all things Manx…

The premiere of 7 new films about the Isle of Man, its culture and its people – murder, traditions, dandelion tooters, disgusting cooking & more – but unlike any other film screening:

* With Mera Royle Music performing live to never-before-seen drone footage of some of the Isle of Man’s most beautiful landscapes.
* Conversations with some of the Isle of Man’s most exciting and innovative film makers
* The recording of a Manx Radio interview in front of the live audience for later broadcast
* The evening will culminate in the premiere of ‘Cornaa’, a collaboration between visionary film-maker, Brook Wassall, and award-winning harpist, Mera Royle, which is likely to be one of the most beautiful films you will ever see about the Isle of Man.

The Culture Vannin Film Night will take place on Thursday 27 June at the Peel Centenary Centre at 7.30pm
Tickets are £5 and are available online, at Culture Vannin, Celtic Gold (Peel) or Shakti Man (Ramsey).

More information: https://www.culturevannin.im/news_story_581540.html

Mabon / Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering @ Centenary Centre @ Centenary Centre
Jul 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

Opening Yn Chruinnaght’s Celtic Gathering concert series is Welsh Celtic supergroup, Mabon, who are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. With seven albums under their belts, Jamie Smith’s Mabon present a wide dynamic range, from quiet, reflective melodies and songs to loud and exciting music which has brought audiences to their feet around the world. Sponsored by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, the Mabon concert will also feature Manx music legends, The Mollag Band who will be setting off to represent the Isle of Man at Festival Interceltique de Lorient in August.

More information: www.celticgathering.im



TICKETS £15 (or part of £55 festival pass for all events)

Rachel Hair / Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering @ Centenary Centre @ Centenary Centre
Jul 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

Top Scottish harpist Rachel Hair will be joined by guitarist Ron Jappy and they will be promoting their new album, ‘Sparks’ at Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering. Rachel is already well known in the Island as Culture Vannin’s harp teacher and she currently teaches over 20 young Manx harpists.

More information: www.celticgathering.im




TICKETS £15 (or part of £55 festival pass for all events)

Breton-Manx Collaboration / Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering @ Centenary Centre @ Centenary Centre
Jul 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

Friday evening at Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering will see the premiere of an exciting new Breton-Manx collaboration between two charismatic performers from Brittany; singer Lors Landat and accordionist Thomas Moisson – and two well-known Manx performers; harpist Mera Royle (winner of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Musician 2018) and keyboard/fiddle player and composer David Kilgallon (King Chiaullee, Chronicles and Mec Lir). This unique concert is sponsored by Thornton Chartered Financial Planners, and it promises to be an unmissable evening of new and traditional music celebrating the firm friendship between these two Celtic nations!

More information: www.celticgathering.im


Lors Landat & Thomas Moisson : https://youtu.be/7JyATpm39nQ

YC Celtic Gathering taster promo: https://youtu.be/pOzQ9SKwcf0

TICKETS £18 (or part of £55 festival pass for all events)

Daoirí Farrell trio/ Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering @ Centenary Centre @ Centenary Centre
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm


Headlining the final concert of Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering on the Saturday night will be Irish singer and bouzouki player Daoirí Farrell, accompanied by bodhran player Robbie Walsh and uilleann piper Michael O’Connell.

Recently awarded ‘male vocalist of the year’ by LiveIreland, Daoirí has been described as “one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years”. Armed with several BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and a new album produced Irish music legend Donal Lunny, the rich vocals and charming personality of this ‘True-born Irishman’ (title of his 2016 album) is bound to ensure a sell-out concert. Organisers extend grateful thanks to Culture Ireland for their sponsorship of this evening. Providing musical support for Daoirí Farrell’s concert will be Peddyr Cubberley Trad Trio – Manx flautist and talented tune-smith, Peddyr Cubberley, with Malcolm Stitt (guitar) and Russell Cowin (bodhran).




TICKETS £18 (or part of £55 festival pass for all events)