St Albans Folk Music

St Albans Folk Music organises pub music sessions, a monthly concert series, ‘Folk at the Maltings’, 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. For further details, click here.

St Albans Folk Festival
St Albans Folk Festival 2019 will be on June 28-30, with the main events being on Saturday June 29, 2019. These will consist of a day of dance in the City Centre, a day of music with free showcase performances in local pubs and other venues, sessions and singarounds and a festival concert in the Maltings Arts Theatre.


Folk at the Maltings

Maltings Arts Theatre, The Maltings, St Albans AL1 3HL


No concerts in August and September

Friday October 5, 8.00pm Solasta, dynamic young trio with Scottish fiddler Elisabeth Flett, Welsh cellist Hannah Thomas and English guitarist Jamie Leeming plus Steve Warner and Roly Taylor and Ellie McCann.

Sunday November 11, 8.00pm Walter Harvey Hallam, an ordinary man, a one act play by Alison Raymond, telling the story of a London draper cast into extraordinary circumstances when he volunteered for military service in 1915, plus singing by Martin Olyett and Bob Templeman and Annette Burrows.

Friday December 7, 8.00pm Kitty Macfarlane, Somerset-based singer songwriter returns to St Albans as part of a national tour to launch her debut album, Naming of clouds plus Sembuskers and New Roots finalist Elye Cuthbertson.

Tickets: £12, Students and concessions £11. Under 18 £7.50            
To book:
Online at
By phone 0333 666 3366, in person at St Albans Central Library or pay on the door

Sessions Mainly traditional Irish, English, Scottish and other traditional music. All welcome to listen or to play.

Weekly sessions at 8.30pm on Wednesdays are now at the Robin Hood, 126 Victoria Street, St Albans AL1 3TG.

Monthly sessions are at the Great Northern, London Road at 6.00pm on Sundays, usually on the fourth Sunday of the month, but the December session will be on December 30.

St Michael's Street folk evening
St Michael's Street folk evening will be on Wednesday July 3 2019,  subject to a satisfactory resolution to a problem with the street closure. Dancing in St Michael's Street and music everywhere.

Links to other regular events in St Albans

Contact Alison Macfarlane            Tel 01727 852111