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St Albans Folk Festival 2018


The detailed programme is here.


Friday June 15

19.45-22.00        Friday Folk Social Dance Club open evening. The Church Hall, Marlborough Road,

St Albans, AL1 3XG Admission £4.


Saturday June 16

Day of dance in St Albans City Centre

10.00-11.15        Massed display outside Alban Arena

11.30-12.00, 12.15-13.00, 14.00-14.45 Dancing in the City Centre

14.45-16.00       Dancing outside the Abbey, West Door

16.00                 Informal dancing and music at the White Hart

16.00-17.00        Swedish dancing workshop in Christopher Place


Folk dancing for families with children

Come and join in

11.15-12.00        Have a go at maypole dancing with Young Miscellany.

Outside the Alban Arena.

12.00-12.15 and 13.00-13.15 Join in a dance with Young Miscellany.

Outside Nationwide Building Society.


Music in city centre pubs and other venues

Details of performers in showcases are here

11.00-17.00        Showcase performances in Waterstones bookshop, St Peter’s St

13.00-17.20        Showcase performances in the White Hart Tap, the White Lion,

         the Hare and Hounds, the Farmers’ Boy and the Garibaldi

12.30-14.30        Traditional music session, the Goat, Sopwell Lane

14.30-16.30        Singaround, Courtyard Café, Hatfield Road

15.00-17.00        Old-timey session, the Goat, Sopwell Lane     

Workshops at the Maltings Arts Theatre, The Maltings

11.00-12.00        Ukelele workshop with the Ver Players


12.30              Shooting Roots workshops for young people – further details here

12.30-13.30        Funky World Band Taster workshop

13.45-14.45        Give-it-a-go song workshop


15.30-16.30        West Gallery music workshop with the Chiltern West Gallery Quire

17.00-18.00        Singing workshop with the Dovetail Trio


19.45           Festival concert

Maltings Arts Theatre, the Maltings, St Albans


The Dovetail Trio

Granny’s Attic


Spånga Folkdansgille from Sweden

Julian Mount, winner of Watford Folk Club Song Writing competition
Lizzy Hardingham New Roots 2018 finalist

Tickets £14, £13 students, £7.50 under 18 or £10 all in youth ticket

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 17

12.00-16.00        Singaround and session The Robin Hood, Victoria Street

17.00                 Join regulars at their monthly session at the Hollybush, Redbourn

18.00                 Traditional music session, The Great Northern, London Road

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Events are free, except for the Festival Concert, the Shooting Roots

workshops and Friday Folk’s open evening, but collections will be taken.