CELTIC MEDIA FESTIVAL
On 4th April 2018, Manx harpist Mera Royle won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. This film explores Mera’s journey with music, from playing the penny whistle as a child, to learning the harp, winning the award and beyond. Mera’s music is part of the Manx folk and traditional music scenes which have grown significantly over the past decade. Hear from Dr Breesha Maddrell of Culture Vannin, an organisation with Manx culture at its heart, and Rachel Hair, Mera’s harp teacher of eight years, about how Manx folk music has grown and the significance of Mera’s contributions.