A festival celebrating the wealth of folk groups and musicians in and around St Albans, including a ‘Day of Dance’ with displays at five locations in the City centre and free showcase performances in local pubs, Waterstone’s bookshop and the Old Court Room.
Friday 28 June
- St Albans Folk Festival will run from June 28 to 30 2019, starting on the Friday evening, with an open evening hosted by Friday Folk social dance group and a free evening at the Fighting Cocks promoted by Folk Fantastic.
Saturday 29 June – the main events of the festival:
- Fifteen dance groups will take part in the Day of Dance in the City Centre starting at 10.00am outside the Alban Arena and finishing at 4pm outside the west end of St Albans Cathedral
- Free musical performances will take place in five city centre pubs, plus Waterstones bookshop and the Court Room at the Old Town Hall. There will be opportunities to join in singing at the Courtyard Café and in playing instrumental music in the Goat, plus a workshop for ukulele players in the Mermaid
- The highlight of the day will be the festival concert at 8pm in the Roman Theatre at Verulamium. The guests will be the iconic band Flook, supported by Glenn Koppany, winner of Watford Folk Club’s 2018 song writing competition and New Roots 2019 finalist, singer and fiddle player, Nancy Potts
Sunday 30 June
- The final of the Festival’s competition to write new songs about St Albans’ Roman heritage on the theme of ‘Roman Verulamium and St Albans today’ will be from 2-5pm at the White Lion
- The festival will close with Americana band Bathtub Ginn playing in the Farmer’s Boy at 9pm.
For more details, visit the Folk Festival website.