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Are there any Folk Clubs in Hong Kong

Bugsy 19 Feb 16 - 01:50 AM
bubblyrat 19 Feb 16 - 06:58 AM
GUEST 20 Feb 16 - 11:40 AM
Jack Campin 21 Feb 16 - 09:03 AM
FreddyHeadey 21 Feb 16 - 11:38 AM
GUEST 21 Feb 16 - 08:50 PM
GUEST 21 Feb 16 - 08:51 PM
Mr Red 22 Feb 16 - 03:07 AM
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GUEST,Bugsy(not signed in0 22 Feb 16 - 05:08 AM
Mr Red 23 Feb 16 - 03:36 AM
Leadfingers 23 Feb 16 - 05:17 AM
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Subject: Are there any Folk Clubs in Hong Kong
From: Bugsy
Date: 19 Feb 16 - 01:50 AM

Mrs Bugsy and I are heading over to Hong Kong in April for a weeks holiday. Does anyone know if there are any folk clubs still operating there?

CHeers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Are there any Folk Clubs in Hong Kong
From: bubblyrat
Date: 19 Feb 16 - 06:58 AM

I doubt it ; not in the past, anyway.We ( the Guiness Grenadiers" from HMS Eagle ) played there in 1968, but not in a "folk club" per se ; rather in the Jardine Matheson building, where we recorded for Radio Hong Kong.Of course, Singapore was a treasure trove of clubs and musicians ( think Terry Silver "leadfingers"---Tom Lewis---Johnny Collins ---even Los Trios Paraguayos on one occasion !) But with the withdrawal of British forces, I imaine that little remains of BMH, Tengah,Changi, or Seletar , all thriving Folk Clubs in days gone by .


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Subject: RE: Are there any Folk Clubs in Hong Kong
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Feb 16 - 11:40 AM

That's a disappointment.

CHeers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Are there any Folk Clubs in Hong Kong
From: Jack Campin
Date: 21 Feb 16 - 09:03 AM

I would guess any Anglophone residents are most likely to be young people there to make a lot of money and with no connection to the British folk scene.

You might get luckier finding places to listen to Chinese music, but it's unlikely to be publicized conveniently for visitors. Do you want me to ask?

There is a Chinese traditional music event coming up in Scotland shortly, but the publicity is all on Facebook so I haven't tried to find out more.


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Subject: RE: Are there any Folk Clubs in Hong Kong
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 21 Feb 16 - 11:38 AM

I left a message here for you
https://facebook.com/HongKongFolkSociety/

They had this session recently
14 February at 6:30. Canny Man monthly Music session
The Canny Man
Basement, The Wharney Guang Dong Hotel, 57-73 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong Hong Kong



You might get some contacts on this YouTube set of videos
2014 HK reunion videos


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Subject: RE: Are there any Folk Clubs in Hong Kong
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Feb 16 - 08:50 PM

Thanks Freddy, I've put a post on the page asking what's on whilst I'm visiting.

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Are there any Folk Clubs in Hong Kong
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Feb 16 - 08:51 PM

THanks Jack, but Chinese traditional music, don't float my boat,(If you know what I mean)

CHeers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Are there any Folk Clubs in Hong Kong
From: Mr Red
Date: 22 Feb 16 - 03:07 AM

See if Hardy's Folk Club is still an entity. Basically it was a bar with music, but I did a floor spot. I suspect after 28 year - not. At the time there was a regular monthly thing in the British Embassy or consulate or maybe it was the High Commission, I wasn't there at the right time.

What I did see was a Night Street Market in Kowloon (Maybe Jordan Street?) and amongst the traders was a stall with performers doing traditional Chinese Music/Singing. And in a kiddies' play area a lot of gambling going on. An experience, particularly if you are trying to tire yourself so that you can get some sleep eventually.


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Subject: RE: Are there any Folk Clubs in Hong Kong
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Feb 16 - 04:17 AM

Might be worth contacting Hong Kong Morris Men. I'd guess they know of other folk activities going on.

Graham@MMM


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Subject: RE: Are there any Folk Clubs in Hong Kong
From: GUEST,Bugsy(not signed in0
Date: 22 Feb 16 - 05:08 AM

Thanks for the suggestions, All taken on boar.

CHeers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Are there any Folk Clubs in Hong Kong
From: Mr Red
Date: 23 Feb 16 - 03:36 AM

peruse these links, look like Hardy's still trades as an entity. This blickie suggests there are other things similar too.

www.hkmorris.com


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Subject: RE: Are there any Folk Clubs in Hong Kong
From: Leadfingers
Date: 23 Feb 16 - 05:17 AM

I was entertaining in a bar in Kowloon in 1974/75 , and met a few local Chinese singers in the contemporary idiom - Bob Dylan , Paul Simon etc . With the Regime change , they probably had no market and would be old men now . Sammy Ho and Bosco Whai , where are yo now ?


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