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.


Monday, 28 March 2016


On Radio 2XXFM in Canberra on 19 March, Declan O'Connell presented a whole two-hour episode of his programme 'Rebel Chorus' focused on the folk club. He played a wide range of tracks from the album, including some jazz and blues numbers and the tracks were interspersed with an interview with myself on the line from Newcastle.
Declan worked hard to bring the programme together and I was very pleased with the end result.
It was great to have the opportunity to talk about and reflect on the experience of being part of the club with someone who is so very well versed in the music and the artists who played there and also knew the Dublin scene at that time. I hope the programme's audience in Canberra also found it enjoyable.
Many thanks to Declan, 'Rebel Chorus' and 2XXFM for making it happen.

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