Young Farmers’ frolics

HOMEGROWN HILARITY: A sketch by Central Young Farmers in 2009

HOMEGROWN HILARITY: A sketch by Central Young Farmers in 2009

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THE 42nd Young Farmers’ Concert will return to the Gaiety Theatre in March to yet another sell-out crowd.

There are just a handful of tickets still up for grabs for the three-night run on Thursday to Saturday, March 14-16.

Secretary of the Isle of Man Federation of Young Farmers Clubs Angela Teare said: ‘There are single seats left for Friday and Saturday and still quite a few for the Thursday.’

As usual the majority of the tickets sold as soon as they were released.

Angela said: ‘The first person was in the queue at 3.20am, she sat outside the Sea Terminal until they opened the main doors at 5am.

‘That’s either dedication or madness for you, I’m not sure which.’

The action-packed night of hilarious tomfoolery has come a long way since it first started in the tiny Baldrine Hall.

And no doubt, this year, the Central, Northern and Eastern clubs will be hoping to grab the trophy away from Southern who have won for nine years in a row.

It was their 00Southern Licence to Thrill act - packed with carnival girls, ballroom dancers, a solo from singer Rachel Hall, the return of the gorgeous male Manx Barbies in an audition for the Bond Girl, the bursting for the loo Riverdance, Juan Watterson as 007 and Richard Creer as Manxie the Cat, which stole the show last year.

Southern were followed closely by Central who had created an excellent news video of the evicted travellers of Dale Farm, Essex, turning up in Foxdale. Eastern came third with their Lovely Jubilee show and Northern’s Tynwald Bungle Book, featuring all the main politicians as jungle animals, came in fourth.

As next month’s shows unfold, the judges’ marks from all three nights will be added together and the winners will be announced at the end of the final night.

The shows start at 7pm each night.

Tickets, starting at £15, are available from the Gaiety and Villa Marina receptions, the Sea Terminal Welcome Centre, the box office on 600555 or online at

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