We've been away from the blog for a little while, frantically working our fingers to the bone behind the scenes, sending emails, making phone calls, biting nails and brewing cuppas.
One major snippet of recent news we've neglected to post about is our first piece in the funding jigsaw falling into place for this September's inaugural festival. It comes courtesy of the Manx Heritage Foundation, which has very kindly awarded us a £5,000 grant. The Foundation looks to support and promote all aspects of Manx culture on the Island and does a fine job.
Here's a link to a piece about the grant on the BBC site. There's still a long way to go, but we're expecting further funding news over the next few weeks from various trusts we've applied to - fingers crossed.
Although the blog has been a touch quiet these last couple of months, you'll see quite a change over the coming weeks, as different aspects of the festival start to come together, including the schedule for the weekend.