Geoff Christian

Geoff Christian was the youngest member of the Ramsey Male Voice Choir when he joined it in the late 1950s. It was with this choir that the Manx dialect poet, Kathleen Faragher, formed a strong relationship during the 1950s and 60s. Faragher performed her poetry alongside the choir at as many as fifteen events a year. But the highlight of the relationship between the choir and the poet was her performances at the annual dinner, where the relaxed atmosphere and good spirits made for some of Geoff Christian’s most vivid memories of her performing her own poems.

This interview was carried out as a part of the Kathleen Faragher oral history project funded by Culture Vannin.


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