“A new ally has come to the cause in the form of an Edison Phonograph, whose function it is to preserve the Manx sounds as uttered by native speakers.” This is taken from the 1905 Annual Report of the Manx Language Society. The key figure here was Sophia Morrison, a Pan Celtic activist and leader of the Celtic Revival in the Isle of Man which started in the 1890s. The Island was also to see a visit in 1907 and 1909 by Rudolf Trebitsch on behalf of the Phonogrammarchive of Vienna and Berlin. The MLS were not the first to use the phonograph in the Island but the first to be systematic in its use. Whilst the phonograph survives and the cylinder recordings made are in large part lost, there is useful detail as to how the programme was organised and implemented which will be subject of the presentation.