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.


Sunday, 12 April 2009

The Cornelscourt Manifesto

Here's the folk club's statement of purpose, written by Lar Cassidy. It captures the spirit of the times but, in many ways, is also relevant to today. It shows that the club was not only interested in music but in politics (with a small 'p').
It was distributed at the final session of the second series on Sunday, 9th May 1971.
According to the programme, the artists that night were: The Chieftains, We 4, Jim McCann, Brian Fry & Pat Gormley, (and the intro music playing while the hall filled up was Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C minor by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Herbert von Karajan).

1 comment:

  1. a very enjoyable program this last 2 thursday's including program 2 which i am listening 2 now.
    listening to luke kelly... very good. Kevin...