Emma Christian

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Emma Christian is a prominent artist in the recent revival of traditional Manx folk music.

Emma was born on the Isle of Man in 1972 and was brought up there on a farm. In 1990, she went to Cambridge University in England to study Celtic history.

Her musical career was launched in 1994 at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland. Emma sings in both Manx and English and accompanies herself on the harp, but also plays the recorder.

She has made several acclaimed performances at the annual Festival Interceltique de Lorient in Brittany and other Celtic festivals throughout the world

Emma's first album was Beneath the Twilight[1] or Ta'n Dooid Cheet in Manx (Manx Celtic Productions, 1994) and has also appeared on compilation albums such as Celtic Voices (Narada, 1995), Celtic Airs & Ballads (Beautiful Jo, 1996), Celtic Songs of Love (Beautiful Jo, 1997), Festival Interceltique de Lorient: Volume 2 (Eromi 1997) and Celtic Dreams (Ellipsis Arts 2003)


  1. ^ Vallely, Fintan (1999). The Companion to Irish Traditional Music. NYU Press. p. 228. ISBN 978-0-8147-8802-8. Retrieved 13 February 2011.