Programme announced for Manx Music Concert

On the 17th March 2018 the Isle of Man Wind Orchestra will be holding a concert of Manx Music at the Church of St Mary of the Isle, Hill Street, Douglas at 7:30pm.

The concert is part of their 20th anniversary season and features the premiere of a new and as yet untitled composition by local Composer David Kilgallon of violin and Wind Orchestra.

The event is supported by the Isle of Man Arts Council and the programme for the evening will contain pieces such as:-

  • Tynwald March – Charles Guard
  • Laxey Wheel – arr. Dunderdale
  • Yn Scollag Aeg – Paul Dunderdale
  • Flanagan – arr. Dunderdale
  • Manannan – Paul Dunderdale
  • Premiere of new composition – David Kilgallon
  • Mona’s Delight – John Kinley
  • Cajun Folk Songs: Frank Ticheli
  • Kelly for the Isle of Man: arr. Dunderdale
  • Snaefell Wheel: Paul Dunderdale
  • Manx Lullaby: Rob Wiffin
  • Ellan Vannin arr. Dunderdale

Michael Morrison, Chairman



Concert Band Weekend – Music

The following music has been announced for inclusion in the Annual Concert Band Weekend with the Isle of Man Wind Orchestra commencing on the 9th February and led by Duncan Stubbs OBE.

The list includes links to YouTube videos.

Vesuvius – Ticheli

Songs from Across the Water – Sparke

Yiddish Dances – Gorb

New World Dances   Ellerby

Suite no. 2  Reed

Ye Banks and Braes Grainger

Keep the Faith Stubbs

Greensleeves Traditional arr Reed

Jungle Book  Sherman

Marvin Hamlish Showcase  arr Barker

Illyrian Dances Woolfenden

Zodiac Dances – Sparke

Runway Five

Michael Morrison


Isle of Man Wind Orchestra Concert Sunday 24th September


The Isle of Man Wind Orchestra will be performing at the Villa Arcade on Sunday 24th September at 3pm in a concert supported by the Isle of Man Arts Council.

The Concert will mark the start of their 20th Anniversary season and to mark this event set out above is an early photo of the Orchestra performing at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

The Concert will be preceded by an open rehearsal commencing at 10:30am at the Tower House on Castle Street Douglas and all musicians and old friends will be most welcome.

Michael Morrison, Chairman

Change of Venue for Rehearsal on Sunday Morning 24th September

Due to poor planning the venue for the Old Friends Reunion and Rehearsal on Sunday 24th September has now had to be changed.

The rehearsal will now take place in the Atrium at the Tower House, Douglas entrance from either Castle Street or from Loch Promenade with parking available in Chester Street Car Park.


The times remain the same with arrival from 10am with the rehearsal starting at 10:30am. The rehearsal will last until about 12:30pm and lunch will be available in the Tower House either as a light snack or full Sunday Lunch.

If you wish to come along to the rehearsal and not play but just listen a range of snacks and drinks will be available from the cafe.

The venue for the afternoon concert is still the Villa Arcade at 3pm.

Michael Morrison, Chairman

IOMWO Looking for Old friends

2012 Wind & Brass Weekend


The Isle of Man Wind Orchestra are having a get together this Sunday at the Villa Arcade, Douglas Isle of Man to celebrate our 20th anniversary.

We are having an open rehearsal at 10:30am and hope that some of our old friends, previous members over the last 20 years and anyone else who is interested will come along and join us.

After the rehearsal we will be having lunch and then a free concert at 3pm which is supported by the Isle of Man Arts Council, so come along and join in!

The picture above is from our 2012 Concert Band Weekend

For more information please contact Michael Morrison, Chairman email: or phone +44 7624 437751.

20th Anniversary Grand Reunion 24th September Sunday is the Grand 20th Anniversary Reunion Rehearsal and Concert at the Villa Arcade in Douglas for the Isle of Man Wind Orchestra

We hope that as many members, ex-members, guest musicians, friends etc as possible will join us for a rehearsal followed by a concert this Sunday. The rehearsal commences at 10:30am at the Villa Arcade in Douglas, followed by lunch and a concert at 3pm.

We hope that as many people as possible will come along to play and listen but to do so we need to contact people and make sure they come along. So if you know of somebody who can play even if we might not have seen them for almost 20 years get in contact and persuade them to come along and join us. If they are not willing to play then they can come along and listen to the concert.

If you do not play a wind, brass or percussion instrument then we would be delighted if you could join us for the free celebration concert at 3pm in the Villa Arcade


Michael Morrison, Chairman