Inside The Club...

Inside The Club...
Leo O'Kelly and the Folk club audience

THE 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.

Post your information on the blog or email:
jeremy.kearney40@gmail.com

Friday, 5 June 2009

Another Folk Club Event

The Foxrock Local History Club is presenting a talk entitled:

"Foxrock Folk Club - 1969 to 1973
The story of a unique musical and social phenomenon"
by
Jeremy Kearney & Una Balfe
on
Monday 15th June at 8.00pm

Venue: Kill o' the Grange, Parish Community Hall, Deansgrange


See the web site for more details: www.foxrocklocalhistory.ie

2 comments:

  1. Eamonn O Raghallaigh16 June 2009 09:36

    Jeremy, It was a pleasure to meet you last evening and to have memories of the vibrant folk-sccene which existed in Dublin in the 1960s evoked. Your presentation and that of Una were both excellent. I presume in keeping with the practicce fo the Foxrock Historical Society the material will find its way intoprint.

    Is there any possibility that some of the outstanding material recorded in those heady years might now be released on CD or would that present contractual difficulties?

    Sunday evening's concert was excellent and I look forward to the RTE broadcast in due course.
    If you can ascertain the date for transmission you might let me know.

    Regards,

    Eamonn O Raghallaigh

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  2. DearEamonn,

    Thanks for coming to the presentation - it was good to talk with you. As always I am interested in talking with people who knew the folk scene of the 60s.
    The use of the folk club tapes is complicated so we will have to see how that develops.
    As soon as I get the info regarding the radio programme, I will put it on the blog. I think that August is best bet at the moment.

    With good wishes,

    Jeremy

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