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 2014 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 is January 31 2014. The finals of New Roots will be at Trestle Arts Base, St Albans in April 2014. For further details, click here .

Regular weekly sessions at the White Lion, Sopwell Lane on Wednesdays. are suspended. Until further notice. Wednesday sessions are now at 8.30pm at the White Swan in Dagnall Street.

St Albans Folk Festival
Thank you to everyone who took part in St Albans Folk Festival 2013. We hope that you all enjoyed yourselves an would appreciate comments and offers to help with next year. We have booked St Albans Town Hall for Saturday June 21 2014.
The festival will be on June 21 and 22 but we do not know yet which day will be nthe Day of Dance.

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

Friday December 6       na-mara , GBH, Linda Fryd  
This will be a benefit concert, with proceeds going towards a statue by local sculptor Frank Casey to commemorate Spanish Civil War veteran, Tom Watters.

Friday January  3          New Year concert

Friday January 31         The Devine Family plus New Roots finalist, Matt Tighe

Friday  March 7             Pete Coe plus New Roots finalists Broken Boat

Friday April 4                 Tappalachian and band, details tba

Friday May 9                  Katrina Gilmore and Jamie Roberts

Friday June 6                  Songs collected in Chiswell Green from Emily Joiner and the Page family      

Tickets £10, Student concessions £8. Workshops £15, under 25 £5
To book:
Online at:
By phone : 0844 870 0887
in person at: St Albans Tourist & Information Centre, Town Hall, Market Place
or pay on the door

St Michael's Street folk evening
St Michael's Street folk evening will be on on Wednesday July 2 2014. Dancing in St Michael's Street and music in its three pubs.

to other regular events in St Albans

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