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St Albans Folk Festival 2017


The detailed programme is here


Saturday June 24

Day of dance in St Albans City Centre

10.00-11.00am    Massed display outside Alban Arena

11.15-11.55am, 12.05-12.45pm, 2.00-2.40pm Dancing in the City Centre

2.50-3.50pm       Dancing outside the Abbey, West Front

4.00pm              Informal dancing and music at the White Hart and the White Hart Tap


Music in city centre pubs and other venues

Details of performers in showcase performances are here

11am-4pm          Showcase performances in Waterstones bookshop, St Peter’s St

12 noon-5pm      Showcase performances in the White Hart Tap, the White Lion,

         the Hare and Hounds and the Garibaldi

12 noon-2pm      Traditional music session, White Swan, Dagnall Street

3pm-5pm            Old-timey session in the Goat, Sopwell Lane

3pm-5pm           Singaround, Courtyard Café, Hatfield Road

Workshops at the Maltings Arts Theatre, The Maltings

11.30am          Shooting Roots workshops for young people – further details here

11.30-12.30pm   Funky World Band Taster workshop

1pm-2pm            Give-it-a-go song workshop


3pm                   Ukelele workshop with the Ver Players

5pm                   Singing workshop with the Furrow Collective


Folk dancing and games for families with children

Come and join in

12.45-1.45pm and 3.00-4.00pm Outside the Alban Arena, Maltings Arts Theatre foyer if wet.

8pm           Festival concert


The Furrow Collective

winners of Best Group in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017


Alison and Jack, winners of Watford Folk Club Song Writing competition
Bláthnaid McCullagh New Roots 2017 finalist

Tickets £14, £10 students on the door or in advance in person from St Albans Central Library, The Maltings

by booking online at or by phone on 0333 666 3366 


Sunday June 25

12noon–4pm      Session and singaround, The Mermaid, Hatfield Road

6pm                   Traditional music session, The Great Northern, London Road

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