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Lyr/Tune Req: Isle of Man song / Ellan Vannin

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GUEST,margaret p 07 Apr 01 - 12:42 PM
alison 07 Apr 01 - 12:45 PM
GUEST,bigJ 07 Apr 01 - 03:20 PM
GUEST,margaret p. 07 Apr 01 - 03:38 PM
GUEST,bigJ 08 Apr 01 - 03:21 PM
GUEST,bigJ 08 Apr 01 - 03:29 PM
GUEST,margaret p. 08 Apr 01 - 03:52 PM
GUEST,Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin 08 Apr 01 - 07:28 PM
GUEST,margaret p. 18 Apr 01 - 09:48 AM
Troll 18 Apr 01 - 10:35 AM
GUEST,steve shelley 21 Oct 07 - 01:19 PM
GUEST,Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin 21 Oct 07 - 06:32 PM
McGrath of Harlow 21 Oct 07 - 06:51 PM
GUEST,Elizabeth 29 Jan 08 - 08:20 AM
GUEST,Margaret Bell 07 Jun 08 - 09:13 AM
GUEST 08 Jun 15 - 12:30 PM
GUEST,threelegsoman 08 Jun 15 - 09:05 PM
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Subject: isle of man national anthem
From: GUEST,margaret p
Date: 07 Apr 01 - 12:42 PM

I am looking for the tune and lyrics to the Isle Of Man National anthem, which I believe is called Ellen Vannin. I have heard it sung by the Bee Gees.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: isle of man national anthem
From: alison
Date: 07 Apr 01 - 12:45 PM

it is in the database..... click here

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: isle of man national anthem
From: GUEST,bigJ
Date: 07 Apr 01 - 03:20 PM

Sorry Alison and margaret p. but 1-The song in the DB is The Wreck of the Ellan Vannin written by Hughie Jones and 2 - Ellan Vannin is NOT the Manx National anthem. A song called Oh Land Of Our Birth is the national anthem. BUT, if you're looking for the song that the Bee Gees recorded then that IS called Ellan Vannin, but a different one to Hughie's song. Complicated eh? If I get the chance in the next few hours I'll send the words of the Bee Gee's version - or at least the original of their version.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: isle of man national anthem
From: GUEST,margaret p.
Date: 07 Apr 01 - 03:38 PM

thanks alison and big j. Sorry alison you`ve got the wrong song. You`ve got the right one big j, but if anyone has the tune as well. I heard bee gees singing it on T.V, but was too late to record it. I thought it was beautiful.


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Subject: ADD: Ellan Vanin (poem)
From: GUEST,bigJ
Date: 08 Apr 01 - 03:21 PM

O.K here we go with the words anyway :-

ELLAN VANNIN
(words by Eliza Craven Green)

When the summer day is over and its busy cares have flown,
I sit beneath the starlight with a weary heart alone.
Then rises like a vision, sparkling bright in nature's glee,
My own dear Ellan Vannin with its green hills by the sea.

Then I hear the wavelets murmur as they kiss the fairy shore,
Then beneath the emerald waters sings the mermaid as of yore.
And the fair isle shines with beauty, as in youth it dawned on me,
My own dear Ellan Vannin with its green hills by the sea..

Then mem'ries sweet and tender come like music's plaintive flow
Of the hearts in Ellan Vannin that loved me long ago.
And I give, with tears and blessings, my fondest thoughts to thee
My own dear Ellan Vannin with its green hills by the sea.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: isle of man national anthem
From: GUEST,bigJ
Date: 08 Apr 01 - 03:29 PM

P.S. If you drop this guy a line you might be able to get a copy of the Bee Gee's recording:- berniequayle@manxradio.com.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: isle of man national anthem
From: GUEST,margaret p.
Date: 08 Apr 01 - 03:52 PM

thanks a lot big j. Much appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: isle of man national anthem
From: GUEST,Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin
Date: 08 Apr 01 - 07:28 PM

'Ellan Vannin' means 'The Island of Mannin,' and is a long-standing traditional name for Mannin, or the Isle of Man.

The original song called "Ellan Vannin" was a poem written by Eliza Craven Green, set to music by J Townsend. The tune was in 3/4 time.

The way the Bee Gees have done it takes it into 4/4 time, and they have their own way of dealing with the sort of bridge in the middle, so it's not actually the way as originally conceived back in 1853/4 when the poem was set to music.

They have also taken out some of the perhaps twee 1850s ideas of wavelets kissing fairy shores and so on.

However, there's nothing wrong with re-interpretation for modern times, otherwise everything would become a museum piece. The fact that the Bee Gees are taking the reality of Ellan Vannin, the Isle of Man, as a distinct entity, and the place where they were born and partly brought up, certainly is useful internationally as providing recognition of a small but independent country which happened to have been bought by the British Crown to try to curb its independent streak.

Lhieuish,

Bobby Bob.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: isle of man national anthem
From: GUEST,margaret p.
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 09:48 AM

Big j. I don`t seem to be able to get onto Bernie Quayles site. Any other ideas


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: isle of man national anthem
From: Troll
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 10:35 AM

BigJ and Bobby Bob.
hello from John and Lisa. We won't be over this year as we're going to China and Rusia instead. See you in 2002. I'm using the forum since you guys can't seem to keep a cookie. Say hi to all at the Tynwall Inn for us. Lisa is learning penny whistle. Heaven help us all.

troll


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Isle of Man anthem / Ellan Vannin
From: GUEST,steve shelley
Date: 21 Oct 07 - 01:19 PM

I am a singer in the working mens clubs in England.I sing in a similar way to Robin Gibb, and i am trying to obtain a copy of the instrumental version of Robin's Ellan Vannin. Could you please help me to find it if it's available.
                        Cheers. Steve.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Isle of Man anthem / Ellan Vannin
From: GUEST,Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin
Date: 21 Oct 07 - 06:32 PM

Steve, the best person to help you would probably be the person that BigJ suggested back in 2001(!) before you revived the thread. You could contact him through either -

berniequayle@manxradio.com

or

www.berniequayle.com (where you'll find a button for the BeeGees info).

I'm sure he'll be able to tell exactly what's available, having done special programmes and interview with the BeeGees and kept in pretty close contact with them over the years.

Robin Gibb has recently (about six months ago) bought a house here in the Isle of Man, just about the time he appeared in the Peel Bay Festival here. I don't think he's actually been sighted other than at the festival.

Lhiats,

Bobby Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Isle of Man anthem / Ellan Vanni
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 21 Oct 07 - 06:51 PM

This Isle of Man government site has sound files of Ellan Vannin, among other songs in English and Manx. Plus other music related links. Manx Music


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Isle of Man anthem / Ellan Vannin
From: GUEST,Elizabeth
Date: 29 Jan 08 - 08:20 AM

The lyrics and Bee Gees rendition are here at my website..
http://www.elizabethafeisst.com/ellanvanninsong.htm

You need to wait a few moments for the MP3 file to begin..

I have a copy of the BeeGees Version MP3 free download file (which is no longer available online to download I don't think) on my computer which I am happy to send to anyone... note it is about 8MBs I think, so make sure you have a large inbox download facility

Write to qfeisst at yahoo.com (correct the addy of course) with "Ellan Vannin MP3" as the Subject Line. Thank You

Another version is by Kiwi Larry Killip at this link
http://www.lkmusic.co.nz/EV.htm
His version too is downloadable.

HOpe this helps
Elizabeth Feisst
Colby
Isle of Man


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Isle of Man anthem / Ellan Vannin
From: GUEST,Margaret Bell
Date: 07 Jun 08 - 09:13 AM

I can tell you a bit about this CD, as I have a copy. It was issued by the Isle of Man Post Office Philatelic Bureau in 1998. As well as the CD the package included the history of the Bee Gees and commemorative Isle of Man postage stamps. The CD was used by the Isle of Man crew for the Global Challenge race in 2000 and was played over huge loudspeakers as they left Southampton and when they arrived home. I was there because my son was a member of that crew. Hope this is of interest.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Isle of Man song / Ellan Vannin
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jun 15 - 12:30 PM

This is a long shot but has anyone got any idea where I can find a more traditional version of Ellan Vannin for my father's funeral. I love the Bee Gees version but my father preferred the original words, as I do. Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Isle of Man song / Ellan Vannin
From: GUEST,threelegsoman
Date: 08 Jun 15 - 09:05 PM

Margaret, Ellan Vannin is NOT the Manx National Anthem, that is "O Land Of Our Birth.
Ellan Vannin is generally recognized as the Manx National Song.

Bobby Bob and others have given the traditional lyrics from the original poem by Eliza Craven Green but as you asked for the tune sung in the traditional way you can find it with this link:
Ellan Vannin (Including lyrics and chords)

I sing this regularly at my monthly sing-around at the sheltered accommodation at which I live in Port St Mary in the island.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Isle of Man song / Ellan Vannin
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jun 15 - 05:10 AM

Guest,
Try this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qRd5PMKomU

or there's another, cleaner, version by the Glasgow Orpheus Choir


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Isle of Man song / Ellan Vannin
From: GUEST,#
Date: 09 Jun 15 - 08:47 AM

@ GUEST,threelegsoman

You continue to do a great public service by putting various songs on YouTube. In the parlance, good on you :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Isle of Man song / Ellan Vannin
From: GUEST,threelegsoman
Date: 09 Jun 15 - 08:59 PM

@GUEST,#
Thank you for your kind comment.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Isle of Man song / Ellan Vannin
From: GUEST,#
Date: 09 Jun 15 - 09:16 PM

I have seen many of the videos of songs you put on YouTube. Your ability to help so many people new to 'folkish' music and the openness with which you share what you do truly impresses me and has done so for a few years now. Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Isle of Man song / Ellan Vannin
From: Jack Campin
Date: 10 Jun 15 - 02:51 AM

Try in here:

W.H. Gill: Manx National Songs


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