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 Mainly traditional Irish, English, Scottish and other traditional music. All welcome to listen or to play.

Weekly sessions return to the Rose and Crown, St Michaelís Street at 9.00pm on Wednesdays from October 11 to November 30 in the first instance. They will resume after Christmas with a revised start time of 8.30pm.

Monthly sessions at the Great Northern, London Road at 6.00pm on Sundays, usually on the fourth Sunday of the month. The next session is on November 26. In December, there will be a post Christmas session on Thursday December 28 instead of on a Sunday, then will go back to fourth Sundays of the month from January 28 onwards.


St Albans Folk Festival
St Albans Folk Festival will be on June 15 - 17 2018, with the main events being on Saturday June 16. These will include a Day of Dance, free showcase performances, sessions, singarounds, workshops and a festival concert featuring The Dovetail Trio, Grannyís Attic, Watford Folk Club song competition winner, Julian Mount and a New Roots finalist.

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

Friday Jan 5, 8.00pmNew Year Concert. Chris Flegg has had to cancel all his gigs. This concert will go ahead with a new line-up, including duo Warp and Weft and New Roots finalists, The Aldyn Duo. Watch this space for updated information.


Friday Feb 2, 8.00pmNorwich based folk / Americana trio Alden, Patterson and Dashwood plus Julian Mount and New Roots finalist Rose Ford.


Friday Mar 2, 8.00pmThe Daria Kulesh Quartet, a new band, making its first local appearance at The Maltings plus Ben Moss and New Roots finalists, Bow by Bow.


Friday Apr 6, 8.00pmTo be announced.


Friday May 11, 8.00pm Human Cargo with Matthew Crampton and Jeff Warner. Songs of emigration, slavery and transportation.


Tickets: £12, Students and concessions £11. Under 18 £7.50††††††††    
To book:
Online at
By phone 0333 666 3366, in person at St Albans Central Library or pay on the door

St Michael's Street folk evening
St Michael's Street folk evening will be on Wednesday July 4 2018. Dancing in St Michael's Street and music everywhere.

Links to other regular events in St Albans

Contact Alison Macfarlane            Tel 01727 852111