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. The closing date for New Roots 2016 is January 31. For further details, click here.

Regular Wednesday sessions are now at 8.30pm at the White Swan in Dagnall Street.

St Albans Folk Festival
Thanks to everyone who contributed to St Albans Folk Festival 2015 by singing, playing or dancing. We have now started to think about a new format for 2016 and set a date. Please watch this space for further developments.

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

Friday October 2, 8.00pm           ‘Voice of a New Nation: the voice of Australia’s Henry Lawson in story and song’ told by Martyn Wyndham-Read, Doug Jenner, Roland Taylor, Iris Bishop and Jon Wigg.

Friday October 30, 8.00pm          John Kirkpatrick plus New Roots finalists Tim’s Band.

Saturday October 31, 10.00am Workshop with John Kirkpatrick. ‘Modes in English folk music’ for players of any instrument but using scales that are compatible with G/D melodeons.

Friday December 4, 8.00pm Life and Times in what is probably Barry and Graham’s last performance in St Albans as a duo plus, New Roots 2015 finalists, The Rachel Hamer Band

Tickets Concerts 10, Student concessions 8. Under 16 6 Workshop 20, Under 25 10     
To book:
Online at:
By phone : 0844 870 0887
In person at: St Albans Tourist & Information Centre, Town Hall, Market Place, Tel 01727 864511
or pay on the door

St Michael's Street folk evening
St Michael's Street folk evening will possibly be on Wednesday July 6 2016 but we are scrutinising Euro 2016 football schedules. Watch this space for further news. Dancing in St Michael's Street and music in its two pubs and churchyard.

to other regular events in St Albans

Contact Alison Macfarlane            Tel 01727 852111
              40 Warwick Road, St Albans, Herts AL1 4DL