Friday, October 03, 2008

RHUMSAA, ELLAN VANNIN SKYWATCH

 Don't recognise the language in the title. Actually it's three languages. What it says is "Ramsey, Isle of Man skywatch." 

Elllan Vannin is quite simply the Isle of Man in Manx. Ellan Vannin though is not just the Manx name of the island. It's name is attached to pubs, hotels, ships, gaelic football many things in fact, but most famously a poem/song by Eliza Green.


Ellan Vannin is also the unofficial National Anthem of the Isle Of Man, the peoples choice. Ever heard of the Bee Gees? Yes they were born here and recorded a version of the Song with slightly alternative lyrics. If you click the words BEE GEES the song will magically appear on You Tube.

To join skywatch go to SKYWATCH
The concept was Dot's, the next host WIGGERS WORLD the guardians of skywatch now are Tom, Imac and Sandy

117 comments:

Pernille's ting og tang said...

This is a wonderful shot and a wonderful poem/song!

Have a nice weekend:)

Rose said...

Oh, what a wonderful poem...and that picture is amazing.

Anne-Berit said...

Wonderful Sky Watch-post!

John said...

Amazing shot and very interesting information.

Have a nice week end.

marley said...

This is a really powerful sky. I love it!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Y didn't know the Bee Gees were born on the Isle of Man. Amazing what one can learn while blogging.
Happy Sky Watch ;-)

Dewdrop said...

Hooray! I learned a new language. Gorgeous photo! I love how the color drifts to the corner... nice effect. You always do great work!

Tanya said...

What a majestic sky! And intersting learning today :)
The Bee Gees will be happy to know that they are doing well here in Roanoke on the "oldies" station,lol...honestly, I think the only cd's they have are the Bee Gees! And since when did the music of my youth become "oldies"???

Hannah said...

I have the Bee Gees version. Robin Gibb is back and forth on the island. Thought you might like to know. Well done again on another tremnedous post

Craver Vii said...

I get a kick out of talking Viking.

Webradio said...

Beautiful shot...
And the song is very pretty...
I like the Bee Gees !

Lapa37 said...

Great picture and post thanks for sharing and for coming by my place.

leslie said...

I love the purples, blues, and golds in the photo. And I do like the BeeGees - even today! lol

Pearl Maple said...

Extra cool post for sky watch friday with all your added extras, Sky Watch is great fun to see what folks post from their parts of the globe. Thanks for sharing.

Carletta said...

Beautiful colors! The clouds have such depth.

Photo Cache said...

Beautiful entry. Dramatic. Happy weekend.

eyestothesky said...

What a fantastic photo and post.
Happy sky watching!!
Thank you for visiting my post!

Fish Whisperer said...

Great shot and description. Thanks for the informative post.
Cheers

Old Wom Tigley said...

I enjoyed every bit of this post and I promise to nip back and listen to the Bee Gees... .. the picture was also a delight tosee as well... I hope this small message finds you and yours well and ready for the weekend ahead.

Tom

Virginia said...

Oh look, it's Tom up there above me. Hey Tom!
Your SKYWATCH is gorgeous this week B. Thanks for the lovely poem. I might just have to check the Bee Gees out as well.
V

mannanan said...

Love the sillhouette of the trees against the brooding sky. Nailed it again.

Kathiesbirds said...

Beautiful inky skies. I love the words in the poem. I followed the link and listened to the song. It sounds very much like a hymn. Thanks for transporting me to another part of the world today. I had a nice trip!

Quiet Paths said...

I love to travel; thank you for this opportunity.

Eddie D. said...

Great catch!

Jim said...

Thank you Babs, I learned from this post, learned a lot! I do like the Bee Gees but didn't know they were from Isle of Man.
Happy Skywatching!
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Carole said...

Always an interesting visit to your blog, Babooshka. I love the photo.

brad, boston said...

LB,

You nailed it, again! I'm really into the Bee Gees. Who knew they were from
your world.

Snapshutter said...

Ahh yes, the Bee Gees. Massachusetts is my favorite all time Bee Gees song. Think I bought one of their 45s along with Jumping Jack Flash and Revolution.

Travel to Australia and its not uncommon to hear the Bee Gees as background music at the airports. Still am sorta sad about Maurice's what I believe unnecessary demise.

alicesg said...

Nice photo for SWF. The sky looked very magically. Oh, I love the Bee Gees.

chris said...

The Bee Gees. Thanks for the link. Neat blog.

SandyCarlson said...

Well done, you of the wild garlic river.

Marie-Noyale said...

That is a Beautiful anthem.
I had absolutlely NO idea the BeeGees were from the Isle of Man!
But let's not forget a great skywatch!

Denise said...

What an awesome post. I loved the photo, incredible colors. The words of the anthem are so beautiful. I also enjoyed hearing the BeeGees again, and followed the other versions on the side bar. I have enjoyed my visit to the Isle of Man and thank you for showing me a place I know very little of.

Ann said...

Stunning as always and a fascinating explanation.

pnfphotography said...

beautiful color what a sunset!!! beauty to the max

Michaela said...

Oh wow! That's such an incredible shot. I love the colours, the red, orange, blue and purple. That's so beautiful. Good job!

gen/entry here said...

wow looks pretty shot and the poem or song is also great.

dailysnapshot said...

This has to be one of the best shots I've seen. Just amazing purple colours, and with purple being my favourite colour, it just makes the shot even better :0)

magiceye said...

lovely colours!!

antigoni said...

Very beautiful photo.

Leena said...

A strong picture and beautiful!
Have a happy weekend!

auringonkukka =) said...

BEAUTIFUL PHOTO!!
have a nice weekend!

Eki Akhwan said...

I am carried away by the beauty of this photo, Babooshka. It's auch a beautiful eveing sky.

And that's an interesting story about Manx language (?). Looking forward to learning more words from your island.

ilanadavita said...

Awsome shot. Very atmospheric.

Kris said...

That is a sky worth photographing!

angela said...

Lovely skywatch photo. Is Manx spoken much on the island?

Sandradb said...

such a lovely picture, and the mix of colors in the sky is fantastic. Thank you very much for your visit

Inkivääri, Finland said...

Nice colours:)

Olivier said...

magnifique, j'adore cette photo. On s'imagine, une cigarette à la main, assis sur un vieux banc, attendant et regardant coucher (ou lever) de soleil.

beautiful, I love this picture. One imagines, a cigarette in hand, sitting on an old bench, waiting and watching sunset (or remove) from the sun.

Brett said...

Great shot, as always.

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

Wonderful SkyWatch photo -- and thanks for the interesting lesson.

Angie said...

Lovely photo and a very interesting write up.There was also the terrible tragedy involving the Ellen Vannin,owned by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, which went down with all hands during a hurricane on December 3rd 1909.I believe the name Ellen Vannin was never again used by the Steam Packet Company

Saretta said...

Very beautiful poem, not to mention the marvelous sky! I enjoyed the beegees too!

Aileni said...

Another fine picture you've gotten us to look at. Really.

Jackie said...

How lovely. Scotland has similar songs (usually addressed to Caledonia, though the Gaelic ones presumably address it to Alba).

Tootie said...

The colors in the sky are very different from the usual and beautiful! It's always a pleasure to come to your site. :-)

Anonymous said...

Mindblowing.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

this is a pretty good post - and a great photo

Leora said...

Lovely poem and photo. I liked hearing about the mermaid of yore. And how the wavelets murmur.

Bibi said...

I love word origins, especially those that apply to places. Enjoyed your post.

luna miranda said...

a dramatic photo and a lovely poem. perfect pair!

Torsdag said...

Thanks for telling about Rhumsaa and Ellan Vannin, the Bee Gees, the poem und the little mystic photo.
Hartmut

kRiZ cPEc said...

nice dusk shot

Bergson said...

gold sky for the bank ?

Mo said...

Beautiful sky. I think we need a lesson in how to pronounce these words.

B. Roan said...

I loved this post. The dark sky, the lovely poem, and of course the Bee Gees. Again, just by stopping by, I've learned something new. BJ

Jim said...

I never knew the Bee Gees were born there. Nice song and of course great picture for SWF.

Greyscale Territory said...

Such beautiful deep colours in this sky with a few hints of silhouette! Almost mystical!

tr3nta said...

wow... i got a beautiful sky this time... i like the "chiaro-scuro technic"...

Thanks for commenting on "ROME IN ONE DAY" post on tr3nta...

I've been only 5 times there and all the times the city just keeps surprising me...

Catherine said...

Wonderful picture, Babooshka! It's easy imagining a raven flying in this tormented sky.
A very informative post, I even didn't know there was a language called manx!

Catherine said...

Wonderful picture, Babooshka! It's easy imagining a raven flying in this tormented sky.
A very informative post, I even didn't know there was a language called manx!

Mary said...

Wow, such a beautiful, moody photo! I loved learning more about "Ellan Vannin." :)

Klaus said...

Magical! I love this sky!
Cheers, Klaus

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Very dramatic babooshka! I love the thing that there is a small amount of light enveloped by the huge plump of dark clouds. I can see that though it is small, It is very striking and shows that some things in life can be more noticed if it is small! I love it! Plus the Trivia, Great Sky Watch Post!

Happy Skywatch Babooshka! And thanks so much for always being there for me and my blog. You just don't know how the comment meant to me Thank you so much!

Steven^^

Buck said...

Thanks so much for linking the photo to the anthem. I myself am of Sicilian extraction, and we share one thing with Ellan Vannan: The trinacria, what you may know as the triskelion.

Love this entry!

ElieR BerrioS said...

Sound like finnish!!! :)

MaryAnn Ashley said...

Stunning image!

the teach said...

Wow! babooshka! Beautiful photo! And beautiful story about the Isle of Man. Thanks for sharing!

GO OBAMA! :)

Kim said...

Wow, the colors are amazing, great job. I love this shot.

jackie said...

B,

When do we expect the book to come out?

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful view and good report.
Great Bee Gees

Dick said...

Beautiful picture, nice skywatch

Sailor Girl said...

Exquisite!!!!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Lovely sky! Very pretty! Nice colors. Dramatic.

afanja said...

Wonderful colours!

Baruch said...

Beautiful pic - great poem and interesting info

Laura ~Peach~ said...

lovely colors and interesting lesson :)
Happy weekend to you!

bowledover said...

Oh Ellen Vannin lost in the Irish Sea.( a ship and her crew:-)
I have sung this song with my girls for years. I did not know of its connection with the Isle of Man. Thank you.
Thank you too for your visit and comments, Lord L says thank you also.

chrome3d said...

Now I know which part of the world to blame for Bee Gees...:)

Kyle said...

Wow, what a beautiful sky. Thanks for sharing!

Wren said...

How delightful - I love the photo and am pleased to cure my ignorance (I had no idea there was a Manx language but will have to go learn more about it.)

How do you say "thank you?"

Arija said...

Lovely song, I'm glad you quoted it in full. Nice shot too.

jaejae said...

not just super good photos but facts & info as well!

have a great weekend ramsey!

Connie said...

That is a beautiful sky. Thanks for sharing.

ellen b said...

Wow. I really enjoyed this sky and the song was great. Thanks for sharing the words and the info!!

Livio said...

Nice photo and interesting story.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Stunning shot and great words

esnorway said...

This is a great shot and a wonderful poem/song!have nice weekend

Jeanne said...

Great entry. Love the colors, so vivid.

mirage2g said...

I am not sure if you mentioned if this is a sunrise or sunset )D U could not tell!!

So thick and so spellbinding are the colors! Have a nice weekend Jane!

Phil_O'Logus said...

A great sky and a beautiful post.

Sioux said...

Thanks so much for the information, as well as the wonderful photo. After listening to the Bee Gees, I listened to Paul Daley's version, which showed photos with it. I now have a better perspective than ever of the Isle of Mann. Beautiful!!!

Gretchen said...

WOW! That is such a gorgeous photo!!!

Brenda said...

You have such beautiful skies over your Isle. Love the glorious colors!

syel said...

wow! i am speechless! love this photo!

dulce said...

Wonderful photo!

Lew said...

I love the deep colors in the sky in this one! It is also interesting how different languages got established and survived in different places.

Kelly said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Photo and sorry to those who don't like the Bee Gees, but I have always loved them! I never knew their connection to the Isle of Man! Great link to the Bee Gees on U-Tube too! Great post!! Hope you do more like this!

Barking Quill said...

I have not even thought of the Bee Gees in years. That is a wonderfully dramatic sky you captured.

Norm said...

wonderful sky, thanks for the interesting information..

Gail's Man said...

Thanks for the kind comments re my Tommy picture. I will be showing some more Worcester photos over the next few days, so pop over when you can and see what's on offer.

piedmontperspective said...

Sorry I am running late with my comments. Not only did you deliver a stunning photo, you gave us a very interesting history lesson and a beautiful poem/song to go with it! Excellent Skywatch post!

SandyCarlson said...

Wow! Babooshka, that is beautiful.

Celeste said...

Great photo and I learned a bit of Norse and Manx too ;)

Willard said...

Wonderful sky watch photo and interesting information.

Gnome at the Bottom of the garden said...

Looks very much like my SWF from a few weeks back! Great pic - I love sunsets.
Happy SWF

Gardenia said...

Magical, absolutely magical picture, and thank you for the interesting piece. SO the BeeGees are from the Isle of Man!

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