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, 9 January 2016


Niall Toner played some more tracks from the CD on last Saturday's edition of Roots Freeway and was again very positive about the album. The tracks were Al O'Donnell's fine version of the traditional song, Rigs O' Rye, and Andy Irvine's highly authentic rendition of Woody Guthrie's talking blues song, Talking Dust Bowl Blues, which includes excellent guitar work.
Irvine has always been a great fan of Woody Guthrie and was a friend of Rambling Jack Elliott, Guthrie's close collaborator, when Elliott lived in London in the early 60s. It nice to imagine that when Andy Irvine played the folk club there were just three degrees of separation between Foxrock and Woody Guthrie.

This edition of Roots Freeway is available, as usual, on the RTE Radio web site and there is another episode of the show tonight.

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