Whistles purchased for student

Recipient: Cairistiona Dougherty

Caz's whistles

Committed Manx musician Cairistiona Dougherty was awarded a grant by Culture Vannin to enable her to buy some whistles in a range of different tunings. Cairistiona (Caz) is currently studying Childhood and Youth Studies at Edgehill University, but has been and continues to be heavily involved in the Manx traditional music scene. She often performs at community events and before leaving for University, co-led adult beginner sessions for Manx music, voluntarily. She has performed in a number of bands including The Reeling Stones and Turrys, and has represented the Island at festivals including Cwlwm Celtaidd in Wales and Festival Interceltique de Lorient in Brittany.