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.


Wednesday, 16 March 2016


When Declan O'Connell was a young schoolboy in Blackrock, County Dublin in the early 1970s he was unaware of the exciting musical happenings that were taking place at the Foxrock Folk Club a couple of miles up the road. However, many years later and even though he is now living in Canberra, Australia, the folk club (through the 'Live at Foxrock' CD) has caught up with him.
As presenter of the excellent Irish music programme, 'Rebel Chorus' (folk music with a political edge), on Canberra's radio station 2XXFM he heard about the CD and made it one of his top six CDs of 2015.

He is now devoting a whole two-hour programme to the club and its musical and historical legacy which will be broadcast on Saturday 19 March from 10am to 12noon (Australia time), which in the UK and Ireland is 11pm Friday 18 March to 1am Saturday 19 March.
As well as playing many of the tracks from the album, there will be some extra recordings that didn't make the CD. The tracks will be interspersed with an interview with me as a member of the folk club committee and producer of the 'Live at Foxrock' CD.

Livestreaming around the world from the Radio 2XX website:

No comments:

Post a Comment