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.


Friday, 16 October 2015


The Foxrock Folk Club was a musical and social phenomenon that ran from 1969 to 1973 in the Parish Hall in Cornelscourt, near Foxrock. Organised and run by local teenagers, during its short life the club presented many of the biggest names in Irish traditional and folk music, jazz and blues, poetry and the arts. However, by a fortunate twist of fate many of the sessions at the club were recorded by a teenage schoolboy with a reel-to-reel tape recorder. The tapes brilliantly captured the spirit of the times, which included a huge burst of creative energy among Irish musicians, creating a unique collection of live recordings. For the first time a selection of these recordings are now being made available on CD. They include:
·     Rare, and in some cases, previously unreleased recordings by traditional and folk musicians like Luke Kelly, Andy Irvine, Ronnie Drew, Al O'Donnell, Sonny Condell and Dónal Lunny
·        Live recordings of legendary Dublin blues artists like Red Peters, Brian Fry, Johnny
      Norris and the acoustic band, the Dirty Dozens
·        Tracks by one of Ireland's finest traditional and mainstream jazz bands, the Butler Fox Jazz Band, led by Rock Fox and Phil Butler
·        The unique Irish progressive group, Supply Demand and Curve
·        And highly popular musicians and groups like We 4, Danny Doyle and The Gingermen.

To be released in November 2015 on Cornelscourt Records (CR 001)

Release date and more information available soon.

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