Cornelscourt Parish Hall

Cornelscourt Parish Hall
The Location of Foxrock Folk Club


As Luke Kelly remarked when he played the club in December 1972, a folk club in the suburb of Foxrock was a somewhat unlikely combination. Probably even more unlikely was the fact it was organised and run by teenagers and managed to attract to Foxrock some of the biggest names on the Irish music scene (see Folk Club History & "Local and Visiting Artists").

The aim of the Foxrock Folk Club Project is to (1) research the history of the club (2) develop a club archive and (3) create a space in which people who played at the club or attended some of the sessions can share their memories of what was an unique musical and cultural experience.


Saturday, 28 November 2015

Foxrock Folk Club on the Radio

The Dublin Blues scene in the late 1960s and early 70s featured some terrific blues artists but sadly there are not many recordings of their work from that time. One of the good things about the 'Live at Foxrock' album is that it includes live tracks by a number of these performers including Red Peters, Brian Fry, Johnny Norris, Gerry Doyle and Shay Fogarty. Some of these tracks are going to be played tomorrow night (Sunday) on Charlie Hussey's great blues programme, 'Blues Train', on Dublin City FM at 10pm.  The whole programme is well worth a listen.

The album has already been played on a couple of other Dublin City FM programmes. Peter Grogan's 'It's All in the Song' featured four tracks from the album, one of which was 'Blues in the Bottle' with Red Peters and Brian Fry. The Monday night show, 'Trad at Heart', presented by Ken Touhy played Al O'Donnell's 'Avondale' and Andy Irvine's 'Jack Tar'.
Living in Newcastle upon Tyne I hadn't really been aware of the fantastic range of music programmes on Dublin City FM but I was delighted to find that I could listen to the programmes live on-line.

'Avondale' was also played on Frank Hennessy's folk show, 'Celtic Heartbeat', on BBC Radio Wales.

As well as tomorrow night's programme, listen out for more tracks from the album across a range of radio stations.

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