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.


Thursday, 10 December 2015


Declan O'Connell, originally from Blackrock in Dublin but now living in Canberra, Australia, is planning to feature 'Live at Foxrock Folk Club' in his programme, 'Rebel Chorus', on the Canberra station 2XXFM on Friday 10 December at 11pm (UK/Irish time). I'm delighted to hear that the programme is about his six favourite albums of 2015 and 'Live at FFC' is one of these (quite an accolade considering that one of his other favourites is 'The Joy of Living', the commemorative album celebrating Ewan MacColl's centenary, which has a stellar cast of artists including Peggy Seeger, Norma Waterson, Martin and Eliza Carthy, Damian Dempsey, The Unthanks and more).

There is live streaming of the programme at from 11 pm, Friday 11 December to 1 am, Saturday 12 December.

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