St Albans Folk Music

St Albans Folk Music organises pub sessions, workshops linked to concerts and an annual 'New roots' competition for young musicians. It is a part of the 'Folk at the Festival' Committee which organises the St Albans Folk Festival.

New Roots an event for young musicians. If you are under 25 and play folk, roots or traditional music, we would like to hear from you. For further details, click here.

Sessions Monthly sessions at the Great Northern, London Road at 6.00pm on third Sundays of the month. Mainly traditional Irish, English, Scottish and other traditional music. All welcome to listen or to play. Next session, May 21.

St Albans Folk Festival
St Albans Folk Festival will take place on June 24 and 25 2017, with the main events on June 24. Once again, this will be the Albantide weekend. As in 2016, it will include a Day of Dance, free showcase performances, sessions and singarounds in City Centre pubs and other venues and workshops and the Festival concert in the Maltings Arts Theatre. The festival concert will feature The Furrow Collective, winners of the 2017 BBC Radio Folk Award for Best Group, plus Watford Folk Club Song Writing Competition winners Alison and Jack and New Roots 2017 finalist Blįthnaid McCullagh. Further details are here

Folk at the Maltings
Maltings Arts Theatre, The Maltings, St Albans AL1 3HL

Friday May 5, 8.00pm                 Geoff Lakeman plus Lynne Heraud and Pat Turner
and New Roots 2016 finalist Iona Fyfe.
oncert transferred to the Abbey Theatre Studio*

Friday June 2, 8.00pm                  Suntrap plus Steve Warner and New Roots 2015
finalists Anna and Beth

Friday July 7, 8.00pm                   Silent sessions presents The Volunteer Organist

as part of St Albans International Organ Festival Fringe
        Festival with Said the Maiden
 plus New Roots 2017 finalist Clarke Camilleri


Tickets: £10, Student concessions £8. Under 16 £6            
To book:
Online at:
By phone: 0333 666 3366 or pay on the door

* The concert on May 5 will be at the Abbey Theatre Studio, Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 2DL

To book:

Online at
By phone or in person at box office 9.30am to 12 noon Monday to Saturday 01727 857861


St Michael's Street folk evening
St Michael's Street folk evening will be on Wednesday July 5 2017. Dancing in St Michael's Street and music everywhere.

Links to other regular events in St Albans

Contact Alison Macfarlane            Tel 01727 852111