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.


Thursday, 10 December 2015


Noel Casey including two tracks from the CD as part of his excellent and musically eclectic programme, 'After Midnight', last Monday night / Tuesday morning on Dublin City FM. The songs featured the great blues singing of Red Peters with guitarist Brian Fry on 'Alberta' and a blues harp/vocal duo on 'Louise, Louise Blues' with Shay Fogarty, a member of Dirty Dozens.
The Dirty Dozens played the club on two or three occasions and for many of us, it was our first experience of hearing live, raw, early blues - a never to be forgotten event.
An essential part of the sessions were Red's informative, but also hilarious, introductions to songs. One memorable intro was to the song 'I Got Fooled' where his explanation of the story of sexual misadventure ended with the summary that the main character was 'caught frolicking and cavorting around the living room'.

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