Isle of Man Groups & Music Recorded by Kelly Records
The Mannin Folk
Mannin Folk King of the Sea
The Mannin Folk have been the Isle of Man's most popular folk group since their formation in the early 1970's. This was their first album ''King of the Sea'' recorded and prodced by Terry Clough for Kelly Records at the Eamonn Andrew's Studios in Dublin.

The band members are positioned from left to right on this photo below taken at Ramsey Harbour, IOM.

Francie Hughes :: Norman Clague
Marlene Peel ::  John Liddle.
Mannin Folk Water is Wide
Mannin Folk ‎– King of the Sea (Ree Ny Marrey)
Label: Kelly Records : MAN 2
Format: Vinyl, LP, Stereo
Country: Isle of Man : Great Britain

Released: 1976
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk


1 Flowers in the Valley
2 I Never Will Marry
3 Beggar Man
4 Mingulay Boat Song
5 Johnnie Miner
6 Smuggler's Lullaby
7 Donegal Danny
8 Spanish Ladies
9 King of the Sea
10 Water is Wide
11 Jug of Punch
12 Shoals of Herring
13 Spinning Wheel
14 Bulgham Bombshell 

Mingulay Boat Song

Mannin Folk Laxey Wheel
Mannin Folk - Laxey Wheel - KEP 1
This is the first recording of the Mannin Folk at Kelly Records Studio's in Duke Street, Douglas, Isle of Man. It was decided to make the record an EP {extended play}, and included the four tracks as the EP cover opposite.

The Laxey Wheel song written by Stuart Slack, became an immediate favourite with the Islands residents and visitors, and was the most requested song ever on the local radio station, Manx Radio, and at all the live events where the group played around many of the Islands pubs and clubs . 
Mannin Folk Spanish Ladies
Mannin Folk The Foxdale Miners Diggin for Gold

Spanish Ladies

​Mannin Folk - Diggin for Gold

This is the second LP from the Mannin Folk, and featuring among a range of other popular folk tunes, another excellent Stuart Slack song ''The Foxdale Miners''.  Recorded at the Kelly Recording Studio's in Duke Street, Douglas, Isle of Man.

Other Kelly Recording Artists Include 

Mike & Al
The Foxdale Mines Group 
Consists mainly of five mines in a cluster and are part of the Foxdale shear, a highly mineralised zone running East-West from Elerslie mine in Crosby to the Antimony mine at  Niarbyl on the west coast. In all, a total of thirteen mines are related to this area.

John Harrison
Nelson Sound
Mike Sharpe
Marlene Peel
Mike Bolton
Oasis IOM
Pete Osler & Brian Kinnish
Black Mass
Pete Osler
Brian Kinnish
John Harrison Band
Click On the various buttons and images to access FREE YouTube samples of each artists work. ​Some of the audio content is poor on the earlier recorded material.
Nelson's Crew : Girl from San Marino

Oasis 1979  :: Curiosity Killed The Cat :: Cover Version  :: YouTube​

Oasis Curiosity Killed the Cat

 Pete Osler 1976  ::  Sunday Afternoon Blues  :: YouTube

Pete Osler & Brian Kinnish Sunday Afternoon Blues

Stuart Slack
Manx Song Writer
and Cyclist

Stuart Slack
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Further Information

Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees with the King Williams College Choir :: Singing Ellan Vannin

TRIAD : a Manx folk band in the 1970's. The band consisted of, Roger Pullin, Tony Killen & Robin Smith. Triad recorded with Kelly Records and produced an EP - KEP4, another record of an old Manx classic "Sheep under the Snow" featuring Christine Teare on vocal was also released.

The band members were:

Paul Reynolds: plays various instruments including guitar & mandolin and also sings vocals.

Martin Burns: lead singer and also plays banjo.

Ken Crellin: plays mandolin, harmonica, guitar, and various types of ''squeeze box's''

Neil Sadler: plays guitar and mandolin, plus having a strong vocal presence.

Click photo to listen on YouTube .

A selection of popular folk songs. Vocals all, Geoff Kerrison - Guitar banjo, Chris Sharples - Guitar mandolin, Nigel Wood - Guitar and Whistle. Judith Christian - fiddle and tambourine, and although never play it in the band, a brilliant pianist.

Treadmill were a local Isle of Man folk band playing concerts and folk clubs on the island for about 20 years.