Report here from BBC (IOM) on the Illiam Dhone commemoration. One of the organisers Tom Callister is quoted:
“Mr Callister said he had attended the annual service with his family since he was a child and it was “important to celebrate Illiam Dhone”, he said.
“After the service, people congregated at a local public house to play traditional Manx music and speak in the native Gaelic language.
“As an established fiddle player, Mr Callister said it was “really important” to “get together and play music and use the language”.
“Illiam Dhone is important in Manx culture and for a lot of Manx people,” he added”
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