Isle of Man Newspapers is urging people to be patriotic and stay at home.

We have asked some well-known people to sing the National Anthem from their homes in our morale-boosting ’Stronger Together’ campaign.

The first personality to sing O Land of Our Birth is actress and singer Sam Barks, who grew up in Lonan. She has found fame in the West End in London, on Broadway in New York and as Eponine in the film version of the musical Les Misérables.

She is joined by Dr Chris Jagus, a consultant phychiatrist; Alexandra Slater, Hospice ambassador; Libby Landels, Sing Up principal; Sue Collier, retired headteacher; Eugene Wilson, Hospice senior nurse; Gerard Landels, product engineer; Anya Jagus, King William’s College student; Geoff Collier, magistrate; Paul Costain, farmer, and nine-year-old Anna Tamarova.

Paul Moulton of PMCTV put the video together.

Isle of Man Newspapers’ deputy chairman, Trudi Williamson, said: ’We know that the best way to cut the spread of coronavirus is to stay at home.

’We thought it would be good to underline that message by getting some well-known people from the island to sing the National Anthem from their own homes.

’I’d like to thank everyone who got involved and hope our readers enjoy the performance.’