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St Albans Folk Festival 2019


The detailed programme is here and the map of venues is here.


Friday June 28

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

St Albans, AL1 3XG Admission £4.

20.00-23.00        Folk Fantastic. Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, 16 Abbey Mill Lane, St Albans, AL3 4HE.


Saturday June 29

Day of dance in St Albans City Centre

With St Albans Morris, Tappalachian, English Miscellany, Rinceoiri le Cheile Irish dancers, Bollywood St Albans,

Purnagyan Dance Academy, Ramrugge Clog Morris, Fenstanton Morris, Hemlock Morris, Belles of London City,

 Red Cuthbert Morris, Pump House Clog Morris, New Moon Morris, Chiltern Hundreds, Whitethorn Morris, Royal Oak Morris

10.00-11.15        Display by all groups outside Alban Arena

11.30-12.00        Civic centre near Virgin Money and near Nationwide, Clock Tower, Upper Dagnall Street, Christopher Place

12.15-12.45        Civic Centre near Nationwide, Clock Tower, Upper Dagnall Street, Christopher Place,

outside the Abbey west door

14.00-14.30        Civic centre near Nationwide, Clock Tower, Upper Dagnall Street, Christopher Place,

outside the Abbey west door

14.45-15.55       Dancing outside the Abbey, West Door

16.00                 Informal dancing and music at the White Hart

The detailed dance timetable is here


Music in city centre pubs and other venues

Details of performers in showcases will be here nearer the time

11.00-17.00        Showcase performances in The Old Court Room and in Waterstones bookshop, St Peter’s St

12.20-17.00        Showcase performances in the White Hart Tap, the White Lion,

         the Farmers’ Boy and the Garibaldi

13.20-17.00        Showcase performances in the Mermaid


11.00-12.30        Singaround, Courtyard Café, Hatfield Road

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

15.00-16.00        Singaround, Courtyard Café, Hatfield Road

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

18.00-19.30        Pre-concert session at the Six Bells, St Michael’s Street


Ukelele workshop at the Mermaid

12.20-13.20        Ukelele workshop with the Ver Players. Suggested donation £5


20.00           Festival concert, Roman Theatre, Verulamium




Glenn Kopanny, winner of Watford Folk Club Song Writing competition
Nancy Potts New Roots 2019 finalist

Advance tickets £18 online at or by phone on 0333 666 3366 

or in person from St Albans Central Library, The Maltings

This concert is also part of the  St Albans Roman Theatre Festival


Sunday June 30

14.00-17.00        Finals of Write a new Roman song for St Albans  at the White Lion, Sopwell Lane

18.00-21.00        Traditional music session at The Robin Hood, Victoria Street

21.00-23.00        Bathtub Ginn plays at the Farmers Boy

See also our  Facebook page

Events are free, except for the Festival Concert, and Friday Folk’s open evening, but collections will be taken at other events.