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, 2 January 2016


There is a very nice review of the 'Live at Foxrock Folk Club' CD on the excellent and long established North East of England jazz blog run by Lance Liddle called Bebop Spoken Here. The writer, Ann Alex, is a fan of both jazz and folk music as well as being a regular reviewer on the site.
The review can be found here at:

The blog itself is a mine of information, including comprehensive listings of North East jazz gigs (of which there are many) and is well worth checking out if you are passing through the area. There are also regular reviews of the latest gigs and albums and lots of other useful information.

Just a note for music fans in the North East:
As well as the list of places where it is possible to purchase the album shown in the side panel, it will be available next week in a number of record stores in Newcastle. More information to follow....

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