Dance Horse, Dance!

Dance Horse, Dance!

A witch, or anyone knowing the necessary charm, or even the right pronunciation of the Manx word “giense!” (dance), could, as easily as the ringmaster in the circus, make a horse rear up and revolve on his hind legs.


(source: A Second Manx Scrapbook, WW Gill (1932); photograph background Calf of Man, horse)

Bernadette Weyde

Bernadette Weyde

I'm a web designer, amateur historian and keen gardener and I enjoy bringing Manx history, folklore and poetry to a modern audience.


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