What’s On

Unless otherwise noted tickets are usually available from

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Celtic Gold – Peel Shakti Man – Ramsey
GH Corlett – Douglas (not films) Thompson Travel – Port Erin
Peter Norris Music – Douglas (not films) On the door, subject to availability

NOTE: If you haven’t received your e-tickets via email your Paypal reference number or receipt will be sufficient, we always have a list of e-ticket sales on the door. You may also wish to check your Spam or Junk mail folders.

Art exhibitions are available for view in the Atholl Room before/after performances and during the interval. Find out more

Please double check event details for any alternative ticket arrangements

The Houghton Weavers
Jun 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm

Keep Folk Smiling!

We are thrilled to welcome back our old friends – the Houghton Weavers! Guaranteed to bring you an evening great songs and humour.

The Jungle Book by Bunscoill Ghaelgagh
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Jungle Book by Bunscoill Ghaelgagh
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Robinson-Stone @ Centenary Centre
Jul 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm

Robinson-Stone return to the Peel Centenary Centre after their Isle of Man debut last year with more original music, classics from the singer songwriter era and traditional British folk.
“Trio in perfect harmony thrilled the audience on their first visit to the island” – Manx Independent (Jackie Darbyshire)

Guitarist Danny, pianist Dean, and multi-instrumentalist Leyna-write and produce their own original material and combine their layered sibling harmonies with a blend of Celtic folk music and vintage Americana to create their unique and eclectic style. After establishing themselves on the UK folk scene, the band released their eponymous debut album ‘Robinson-Stone’ in 2016 which received nationwide BBC radio airplay.

​2020 saw the release of their new album ‘Skywatcher’. The rich harmonies and vintage styling cement Robinson-Stone as a modern throwback band, emulating artists such as the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and the Carpenters. With inspiration drawn from multiple eras of music – from the singer-songwriters and symphonic standards of the 1970s, to modern ‘adult contemporary’ genres – Robinson-Stone have produced a nostalgic yet fresh sound.

Help yourselves to each other – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVuZi2Z2iQQ

TRIP concert – part of Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering 2023
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm

TRIP are a Glasgow based six-piece band whose music unites the kindred Celtic traditions of Scotland, Ireland, Northumbria and the Isle of Man; a reflection of where each band member hails from.
The impressive line-up features Newcastle accordionist Michael Biggins (BBC Young Traditional Musician of the year 2021), Sligo flautist Tiernan Courell (All-Ireland champion) and Manx fiddler Isla Callister with fellow Scots Alasdair MacKenzie (guitar and voice), Rory Matheson (piano) and Craig Baxter (bodhran).
‌Having performed all over the UK, including internationally acclaimed festivals such as Celtic Connections, Orkney Folk Festival and HebCelt, TRIP have been successful in taking their music to a global audience (Sligo Live, Viljandi Folk Festival and Festival Interceltiquede Lorient). In 2018, they were also semi-finalists in the BBC2 Young Folk Awards.

Don’t miss them at Yn Chruinnaght 2023!
Yn Chruinnaght – Celtic Gathering 24- 30th July 2023 – FESTIVAL PASS
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Welcome to Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering 2023! What a line up we have for you this year!!
We’re delighted to welcome:
💥 Dervish [29 July]
💥 Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan Music [27 July]
💥 TRIP [24 July]
💥 Rachel Hair : Harp Player & Ruth Keggin – Manx Gaelic Singer [28 July]
💥 Morvran
💥 An Cailín Ciúin [26 July]
💥 The Mega Manx Ceili [28 July]
💥Plus all the usual ceilis, sessions, workshops, lectures and craft fair 💥
This year the festival also coincides with the Learn Manx Gaelic Summer School for adults AND the Manx Heritage Transport Festival!
Grab your LIMITED EDITION Festival pass which includes all events EXCEPT the Mega Manx Ceili and the Rachel Hair / Ruth Keggin gig.
At £60 these will go fast, so don’t miss out 👉 https://www.etickets.im/cc/cc.asp
We are super grateful to all of our sponsors this year including:
Isle of Man Arts Council
Culture Ireland
Culture Vannin
International Financial Group Limited – IFGL
Digital Group
Visit Isle of Man

An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl) film – part of Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering 2023
Jul 26 @ 7:15 pm
Nominated for the 95th Academy Awards in the ‘International Feature Film’ category of the Oscars. 
Even before its release, Colm Bairéad’s debut feature became one of the most lauded and garlanded Irish films of recent years. Adapted from Foster, a short story by Claire Keegan, it centres on nine-year-old Cáit, a shy and withdrawn child who receives scant attention or affection from a family ruled by an uncaring patriarch. When she is sent to spend the summer with her aunt Eibhlín (Carrie Crowley) and her husband Seán (Andrew Bennett), she comes out of her shell, blossoming in their care, especially when Seán’s initial aloofness fades. At the end of the summer, difficult decisions and realities must be faced. This is a work of small moments and details, anchored by Catherine Clinch’s remarkable performance as the titular quiet girl, that make for a film of pure artistry, as uplifting as it is heartbreaking.
Karine Polwart and Dave Milligan concert – part of Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering 2023
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm
Seven-time winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, including 2018 Folk Singer of The Year, Karine Polwart’s latest project is a collaboration with renowned jazz/folk pianist Dave Milligan.
Piano and voice isn’t a combination that you hear often in the folk idiom, and yet it can be just as potent, if not more so, than a full band, and the duo’s new album is just this – an intimate, stripped-back collection of songs performed entirely with voice and grand piano. Deceptively simple, yet devastatingly powerful. ‘Still As Your Sleeping’ (Oct ’21) is threaded through with images of stillness and flux, leaving and returning, and pivots of change and includes the timeless and poignant ‘The Parting Glass’ as requested by Margaret Atwood for her specially curated BBC Radio 4 Today programme.

Dervish concert – part of Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering 2023
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm
Legendary Irish folk music band Dervish, are one of Ireland’s best known traditional bands and are described by the BBC as “an icon of Irish music”. 
Dervish received a prestigious lifetime achievement award from the BBC in 2019, a fitting tribute to the band after over 30 years of recording and performing all over the world, playing at festivals from Rio to Glastonbury.
Dervish have a line-up which includes some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians, fronted by one of the country’s best-known singers, Cathy Jordan. Regarded by many as the most distinctive voice and finest front-woman in Irish traditional music today – the instrumental line-up of fiddle, flute, bouzouki, mandola, bodhran and accordion draw from seemingly limitless depths of talent, finesse, subtlety and fiery energy. Exceptional musicianship, breath-taking vocals, vibrant sets of tunes and instantly compelling songs all come together to make Dervish as complete a band as are to be found anywhere in the tradition.
Dervish are regular visitors to the US, performing sell out shows from coast to coast. However, their fan base stretches across several continents, including Europe, Asia, and South America. They were the first Irish band to play the world’s biggest music festival, Rock in Rio, performing to an estimated 250,000 people. Over the years they’ve been on the same bill as artists such as James Brown, Neil Young, Sting and even Iron Maiden!
Steve Gibbons Band
Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Peel Choir Fest @ Centenary Centre
Aug 31 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
IM1…Live! @ Centenary Centre
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
The Hunch
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Educating Rita @ Centenary Centre
Oct 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:15 pm
Educating Rita @ Centenary Centre
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:15 pm
20th Anniversary Event – Kanda Bongo Man, Gasper Nali and Michael Mountain @ Centenary Centre
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Kanda Bongo Man
Soukous, the dance music of Zaire, was updated by Paris-based vocalist and bandleader Konda Bongo Man. With his high tenor vocals alternating between lyrics in Lingala andFrench, Bongo Man and his band, which has included influential guitarists  Diblo Dibala  in the 1980s and  Rigo Star  in the 1990s, has sparked dancing in audiences around the globe.
The New York Times wrote, "Zairean soukous is a lilting, rippling, dance groove that seems to smile from every register, with melody and rhythm inseparable.

Kanda Bongo Man will be joined by a six piece band and two dancers on his visit to the Peel Centenary Centre.

Gasper Nali
Gasper Nali is a Malawian one-man-band. An old video of him playing his 3 metre longone-string bass guitar has been watched over 18 million times online in the last 12 months. Gasper’s incredible instrument – a Babatoni – is all homemade, and is played with a beer bottle and a stick while he’s singing and stomping a locally fashioned kick-pedal on his cow
skin bass drum. His music is bouncy and catchy, Malawi Roots to the core, and very danceable. Songlines Magazine summed it up very well in their 4-star review of his album: “…simple but joyous, and totally infectious”.

Gasper, 35, lives a quite modest life in the small town of Nkhata Bay on the shores ofnorthern Lake Malawi. In his younger years, he and his brothers would travel a bit with a family band in order to make money, but these days he lives alone in a small house inNkhata Bay, mainly supporting himself by playing regular shows at venues in town,

Michael Mountain

Michael Mountain, the composer and singer, is a multifaceted man. He is a small-scaletobacco and maize farmer, a community organiser, a reflective thinker, a prolificsongwriter and a charismatic artist. On one hand he is deeply rooted in the spirituality ofthe Rastafari movement, on the other, immersed in the local politics of being chief of asmall village.

Raised and educated in Zambia, Michael now lives the humble lifestyle common to mostpeople in rural Malawi with his wife and two young children. The front porch of their small house is his favourite place. From there he can clearly see life from a different point of view and put these reflections into song.
His debut album “Nowhere Else To Go” was mainly recorded in a studio on the shores of Lake Malawi, where Michael’s soulful voice was backed up by a crew of fantastic musicians from the Nkhata-Bay area. A few overdubs, some finishing touches and themixing was done in Sweden and the result of this collaboration is something quite special.
Its an old school, low-key kind of reggae, where Michael’s singing takes centre stage infront of a band that produces an organic and sometimes almost fragile vibe.

Centenary Centre 20th Anniversary Event – Mez and the Fezzes!! @ Peel Centenary Centre
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 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.

My Brilliant Divorce @ Centenary Centre
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Guy Fawkes Night. Max arrives home from a tax-planning seminar.. ’I’m very sorry’, he said, ‘but we only pass this way once and our marriage has been emotionally dead for many years’. And then he was gone, leaving our Daughter’s dog, Axle, and I staring at the door. Well after a lifetime of faithfulness and devotion, can you imagine how I felt…?

Sheer Joy.
A comedy by Geraldine Aron, with some adult humour, and just a smattering of venom!


Art Exhibition – see poster for opening times
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm
Christmas Craft Fair
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm