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Irish Dance

Hong Kong Irish dance troupe reels in the medals at European championships

The Echoes of Erin School of Irish Dance clinched more than 75 medals in various age groups at last month's competition.

Sunday, 5 May, 2013, 5:03am

Road Test: O'Connor-Barton Irish Dance

"You don't have to be Irish to enjoy Irish dancing. We have children from all over the world who come to enjoy the dance and music. It's also great exercise and very social," says Kathryn O'Connor-Barton, founder of O'Connor-Barton Irish Dance, which runs classes across the city.

9 Dec 2012 - 1:03pm

Dance like leprechauns

Irish dance is not just for the Irish. Everyone's welcome and more than ever before in Hong Kong, the dance form is less about being Irish and more about participating in a fun, physical activity.

8 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

A step in the right direction

Nine Young Post junior reporters got the chance to meet four Riverdance performers last week at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. They took to the stage with the dancers, who taught them a few moves. Afterwards, they interviewed the performers about being part of the Riverdance phenomenon. To top it off, they got a glimpse of the show's costumes, and found out how they were made.

11 May 2011 - 12:00am

Riverdance visits HK on its final farewell

The spectacular theatre show of traditional Irish music and dancing, Riverdance, serves up two and a half hours of thrills, movement and rhythm. Over some 15years, the show has grown into a global sensation enjoyed by millions of people.

3 May 2011 - 12:00am


Lyric Theatre, HKAPA May 3-15, Tues-Fri 8pm, Sat 2pm, 8pm, Sun 2pm, 7pm

For 15 years Riverdance has offered people the opportunity to step out at night to watch a bunch of dancers parade on stage without the need to explain themselves to their better halves. Now this time is ending.

21 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Catch Riverdance's farewell tour free

Riverdance, an Irish export as much loved as Guinness and U2, will take the stage at the Academy for Performing Arts' Lyric Theatre next month.

7 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

The jig is up?

t's St Patrick's Day and I am cruising at an altitude of 30,000 feet somewhere above the South Pacific. A plastic cup of weak red wine is my only reminder of the day that myself and my fellow countrymen traditionally descend upon the rest of the world with an unparalleled might.

3 Apr 2011 - 12:00am


Initially composed as a seven-minute interval filler for the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin in 1994, Riverdance has morphed into an international Irish dance phenomenon.

17 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Nimble fingers can win tickets to Celtic Tiger

He's been the Lord of the Dance and possessed Feet of Flames, and now Michael Flatley is back in town for a one-night-only performance of his new show, Celtic Tiger. The flamboyant performer has 60 dancers in tow.

16 Jun 2006 - 12:00am