Folk Music

Homecoming queen: Emmy the Great

Photo: Nora Tam

One rainy day late last month, Londoner Emma-Lee Moss, better known as recording artist Emmy the Great, was back in Hong Kong where she was born and learnt her first instrument.

Sunday, 19 May, 2013, 2:25pm

Acoustic scene is finding its feet in Hong Kong

Acoustic scene is finding its feet in Hong Kong

A reported surge in worldwide sales of acoustic guitars, banjos and ukuleles in recent years, plus the popularity of bands such as Mumford and Sons and Bon Iver, all point to something of a renaissance in acoustic and folk-based music.

19 Aug 2012 - 11:35am

Dargle to liven up St Patrick's Day

It's that time of the year again when Irish folk paint the city green in celebration of St Patrick's Day. One popular hangout for the festivities, Delaney's pub in Wan Chai, has flown in a four-piece band called Dargle for some authentic Celtic music for the celebrations tomorrow night and a big party on Saturday.

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Out on a memorable note

Rupert John Mackenzie Gerald was born with a name to live up to, and live up to it he did as the sun set on So Kon Po. In a pale blue suit dressed as a Thunderbird, the student living in Beijing entertained the crowd as they dispersed from the stadium.

28 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson Dream Attic (Proper Records)

Live albums consisting entirely of new songs are a rarity in rock, the best known probably being Jackson Browne's Running on Empty.

12 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Unstoppable Rascal Flatts (CD)

It's good country fun with Rascal Flatts' new album Unstoppable, an album that proves the genre is about far more than barn dancing.

11 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Night of dazzling dance

Traditional Hungarian folk dancing is a rousing affair that celebrates the joy of life. The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble's vibrant Hungarian Concerto, Hommage a Bela Bartok, introduces Asian audiences to this centuries-old East European art form.

15 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Natural music

Name: Albert Au Occupation: Music company director

Young Post: How did you become the director of a music company?

Au: I've been a folk singer since secondary school.

In the 70s, folk music was all the rage in Hong Kong. Students played acoustic guitars on college campuses.

20 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Sound Bites

How did you combine sound and visual effects in your concert, Accompanying Colour, without the danger of distraction?

Radio presenter and pianist Jonathan Douglas:

17 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Folk is back in fashion

American singer-songwriter Janis Ian knows how to tug on her audience's heartstrings. After a dazzling musical career spanning 40 years, her new album Folk is the New Black is proof that she still towers above most female singer-songwriters.

7 May 2006 - 12:00am

sound bites

How will you make 'folk dance' relevant to today's audience in the Hong Kong Dance Company's new show Min Jian Chuan Qi?

Choreographer Yuri Ng Yue-lit:

26 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

The Music

The Music

Divana: Musicians and Poets of Rajasthan

Richly emotional folk and gypsy songs (right) from northern India. Today, 8pm, HK City Hall Concert Hall, $50-$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: HK Arts Festival, 2824 2430

13 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

21st International Hong Kong Folk Festival

Ben and Joe Broughton (pictured) play folk, jazz and blues at tonight's opening of the festival. Other performers include Gilly Darbey singing folk, jazz, gospel, blues and original material, and Jim and Leo Condie playing acoustic blues, country and Americana. Today, 8pm, Upstairs at Delaney's, Wan Chai, $120. Live radio broadcast concert, tomorrow, 7pm, RTHK, Broadcast Drive, Kowloon.

19 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

The Festival

The Festival

21st International Hong Kong Folk Festival

14 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Shining display of local indie talent

Come Out And Play, a three-CD compilation featuring 39 songs by local indie bands and musicians, is vivid proof that the local underground music scene is growing rapidly.

Released by indie record label 89268, the album features a wide variety of musical styles, including jazz, rock, hardcore, electronic, punk and folk.

7 Nov 2004 - 12:00am