Leader :: Tom Field    Conductor :: Maurice Powell  Patron:: Charles Guard

MANXLAND’S KING OF MUSIC  

The Life and times of Harry Wood


Harry Wood, known as ‘Manxland’s King of Music’, was the most important musical director to have lived and worked on the Isle of Man and his career takes us through more than fifty years of the Island’s vibrant entertainment history.  


Books written by Maurice Powell


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A Very Gifted Lady

The life of Kathleen Rydings


Kathleen Rydings’ long association with the Manx Amateur Orchestral Society featured in ENCORE! The Story of the Isle of Man Symphony Orchestra (Maurice Powell, 2013), but it became clear during the preparation of that book, that her life demanded an in-depth investigation and a more fitting and personal tribute.


All Books are available from available from all island museum shops, plus The Lexicon in Douglas and The Bridge Book Shops in Port Erin and Ramsey.


MANXLAND’S KING OF MUSIC

The life of Harry Wood


Price £16.00


A Very Gifted Manx Lady

The life of Kathleen Rydings


Price £8.99


Encore!

The Story of the Isle of Man Symphony Orchestra


Price £15.00

Encore!

The Story of The Isle of Man Symphony Orchestra


This book grew out of a very simple idea, namely, to add something to the very limited paragraph concerning the history of our National Orchestra as it appeared year after year in concert programmes. However, researches soon revealed that there was a fascinating story to be told stretching back to the First World War and beyond, and involving some of the most prominent and influential musicians and conductors who lived and worked on the Island.