Skeddan Jiarg are a young Manx dance group led by Grainne Joughin. Based in Peel, the dancers range from toddlers to adults and they meet on Sunday afternoons at Peel.
In 2017 they received the North American Manx Association award for ‘Outstanding contribution to Manx culture by a group of young people under the age of 25’.
The inspirational group have performed at various community events and festivals: Cwlwm Celtaidd (Wales), Lowender Peran (Cornwall), Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering, Shennaghys Jiu, Oie Voaldyn, Celtic Congress conference and Cyclefest (Isle of Man), and wowed the audience at the 2018 Isle of Man Awards for Excellence. They were also awarded a ‘Folktastic’ trophy at the Manx Folk Awards 2019, and they will be representing the Isle of Man at Festival Interceltique de Lorient this August.
Skeddan Jiarg will be performing at the Ceili in Peel Masonic Hall on Friday 19th July, 7pm and at the Cathedral Grounds on Saturday 20th July from 12pm.