Blues, Folk, Country, Oldies and Rock 'n Roll from the Isle of Man! The island's legendary Manx folk guitar duo "Mike & Al" team up here with versatile accordionist Alan Hess in a live open air recording near Zurich, Switzerland in 2003. An eclectic easy listening mix ranging from traditional folk songs, shanties, ballads to americana, blues and rock 'n roll! Great for long car or RV trips.
The Isle of Man? Where's that ? - Isn't it an English Island ? No !!!!! Absolutely not ! The Island is a unique self-governing kingdom with a population of around 80,000 which belongs to neither the UK nor the European Union. It is a crown dependency. It has its own 1000 year old parliament (founded by Vikings and called Tynwald) together with its own laws, traditions, culture, cuisine and postage stamps. To the tourist it is known for the annual TT motorbike races but at other times for the agreeable and relaxed attitude to life, the same virtues appreciated by the Gaelic cousins just across the water in Ireland and Scotland.
See us on YOUTUBE :
1) Whiskey in the Jar - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5vBrqshjCs
2) Ellan Vannin Tragedy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaqsGCTXOSo
Check out the band website ! http://www.manxman.ch