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 folk music, dance and song events for the two yearly St Albans festival.

New Roots 2010 Competition for young musicians. The finals took place on Sunday April 11 2010. For further details, click here.

After thirty years, the sessions on Thursdays at the Rose and Crown, St Michael's Street have now been put to an end by the publican. Apparently there is now a great demand for hiring the pub for parties on Thursday nights. We should like to thank her predecessors for their support. There will be three more sessions at the Rose and Crown, as these are in the St Albans Festival programme, These will take place at 9pm on Thursdays June 17 and 24 and at 8pm on St Michael's Street Folk evening, Wednesday June 30.
Meanwhile, regular weekly sessions continue at the White Lion, Sopwell Lane on Wednesdays at 9pm, where musicians are made welcome.

Links to other regular events in St Albans

St Albans Folk at the Festival, 2010 St Albans Festival will run from June 12-27 and the 'Folk at the Festival' weekend will take place from June 25-27 2010. It opens with a concert by the London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra in Redbourn Village Hall on Friday June 25, continues with the Festival Parade and Day of Dance and a ceildh with Florida and Chris Pitt on Saturday June 26 and ends with events in the City Centre on Sunday June 27. Further details will be available shortly.
Other folk music and dance events will take place during the festival period. St Michael's Street Folk evening will be on Wednesday June 30 2010, just outside the festival period.

Concerts and workshops
Sunday May 23 John Kirkpatrick in TheVictorian Farmer's Year in Song plus support from New Roots 2010 finalist, Ben Walas, in Kingsbury Barn, St Albans. A one-man show based on music from the TV series. In the afternoon, John will be leading a music workshop based on tunes from his new book, 'Jump at the Sun'.

St Michael's Street folk evening will be on on Wednesday June 30 2010. Please note this unprecedented change of date to avoid clashing with World Cup football matches in South Africa. Dancing in St Michael's Street and music in its four pubs.

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