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Phynnodderee

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Published on Aug 7, 2010

Set: Wandescope/The Stranger/Kiark Katreeney Marroo.
A medley of three tunes with a gentle tempo. The Wandescope is associated with Yn Unnysup,
originally a payment to a fiddler for service at burials, wakes and marriages. The Stranger was written
by Philip Leighton Stowell as a Christmas carol. Kiark Katreeney Marroo is a tune from the village of
Colby. It translates as 'Katherine's Hen is Dead' and refers to the tradition of cancelling out all debts
and differences at the start of a new year.
Phynnodderee was formed out of a casual association of
musicians who used to gather in the Albert pub in Port St
Mary in the South of the Isle of Man every Friday to play
traditional music. Having agreed to play at a small
festival in Feakle, West Clare, back in 1992, they needed
a suitable name. So Phynnodderee was born, playing a
healthy mixture of traditional music from a wide variety of
cultures, though naturally biased towards the Manx.

The band has always specialised in an intimate acoustic
presentation of folk music. The band hosts its own
weekly session in St Johns in the centre of the Island.

For anyone not familiar with the word, the Phynnodderee
is a large hairy creature of Manx legend; half-man, half goat.

Line-up
Robin Boyle -- fiddle
Leila Kneale -- accordion and guitar
Clive Kneale -- bodhran

For more information on booking this band for your festival please contact mhfmusic@mhf.org.im.

Filmed by the Manx Heritage Foundation for the promotional DVD Manx Music & Dance/ Kiaull as Rinkey

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