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, 4 December 2015


John O'Regan of Limerick City Community Radio spoke very postiively about the album and the club on his radio programme 'Eclectic Celt' on Sunday 29 November. He also played the Al O'Donnell track Avondale.
The podcast of the programme can be heard here:  
and the material on the club is about 10 minutes in. More tracks are promised for future programmes.

On his 'Blues Train' programme on Dublin City FM last Sunday, Charlie Hussey played a couple of the blues tracks from the album - Johnny Norris singing the Rev Gary Davis song 'All My Friends Are Gone' and Red Peters and Brian Fry version of 'Alberta'. Charlie also gave due credit to Kevin McCann and his reel-to-reel tape recorder.
It was good to hear Charlie dedicate the tracks to the amazing Larry Roddy who did some much to encourage the development of the blues scene in Dublin in the 60s and 70s and beyond. In the mid 60s with Red Peters and some others he formed the Irish Blues Appreciation Society which was based in Slatterys of Capel Street and then organised many concerts with leading American blues artists.

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