Ulster Scots People

Snow Patrol blows fans away

Earlier this month, British band Snow Patrol made their Hong Kong debut in a highly-anticipated concert at the AsiaWorld-Expo. The band is currently on a world tour following the release of Fallen Empires last November.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:30pm

Van Morrison

Van Morrison

Pay the Devil

(Lost Highway)

Van Morrison has had 43 restless years of recording roots music, so hearing a country album by him is hardly startling. The surprise is that he has gone country when the music is so fashionable.

7 May 2006 - 12:00am

Time looms for Mr 'No' to try a 'yes'

Nobody could call Reverend Ian Paisley a yes man. For more than 50 years the word 'no' has been the cornerstone of the 79-year-old firebrand preacher-turned-politician's defence of British rule and Protestant values in Northern Ireland.

1 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Definitive history 'a must' for all rugby fans

Only 3,000 copies of The Lions - The Complete History of the British and Irish Rugby Union team 1888-2005 will be published.

'I'm delighted about this book for it records the traditions of the Lions, a team which has been around for more than a century. It is bound in leather and printed on archival paper and is a must for all keen rugby fans,' says Willie John McBride.

29 May 2005 - 12:00am

A brush with serendipity in deepest, darkest Kowloon Bay

I cannot claim to be a regular denizen of Kowloon Bay. Most of my mercifully rare trips to the industrial bits of the New Territories involve getting lost somewhere along the way. And so it was that - while looking for the MTR - I stumbled upon A&B Sound in Telford Plaza.

2 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Angered by jingoistic tone

I read with alarm and then contempt Victoria Finlay's review of the design for the new Museum of History (South China Morning Post, March 13).

I too have seen the plans, from the privileged position of a company bidding for the work, I readily admit. I, however, believe the design to be fairly comprehensive, dramatic and educational in the broadest sense.

21 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Searching for a formula

NOTHING highlights the difficulty of Prime Minister John Major's approach to Northern Ireland than his farcical confrontation with the belligerent Protestant leader, the Reverend Ian Paisley, in his Downing Street office.

8 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Road noticeboard

TALKING of crazy by-laws . . . driving east down the Island Eastern corridor towards the new tunnel, your eye might be caught by a small notice board on your left: it's hard to see because the traffic usually moves quickly.

22 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

House with a reputation

AN advert in this week's Saturday classifieds caught our eye. Notices for the average des res in Discovery Bay usually carry details about the view (sea view or building site), height above ground level, balcony etc.

18 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Surprise cup victory takes sponsors aback

IT had been a tough match on a scorching day when a perspiring Paul Selway-Swift beat Cynthia Rich in the final of a biannual tennis tournament for a total prize of $1.3 million - all going to charity.

23 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Morrison rests on his laurels

Van Morrison: Too Long in Exile (Polygram).

IS GOOD good enough? That's the question dogging Van Morrison's Too Long in Exile - whether ''Van the Man'' resting on his laurels, albeit beautifully, is as much as can be expected at this point in his career.

27 Jun 1993 - 12:00am