Alison Macfarlane’s ten comments

  • Re: The Robin Hood

    The online map isn't very accurate and shows the pub too far up Victoria Street. It is near the junction between Beaconsfield Road and Victoria Street, next door to Iceland. more…

  • The Robin Hood

    This is a weekly session, starting about 8.30pm. So far the music has mainly been English and Irish but has also included Scottish, Old Timey, Nordic and Eastern European. Mainly tunes but singers welcome. Most musicians are experienced but less experienc... more…

  • Re: Rose And Crown, St Michael’s Street, St Albans

    The sessions at the Rose and Crown will re-start on Wednesday January 3 with a revised start time of 8.30pm. As before, Irish, English, and other traditional and acoustic music, including Old Timey and Scottish will be welcome. So far this has included a ... more…

  • The Rose and Crown

    This is a return to the pub where sessions flourished for over 25 years. The new publican has invited us to try weekly sessions at 9pm from October 11 to the end of November in the first instance, in the hope that they will take off again and continue. In... more…

  • Re: The Great Northern

    These sessions have now moved to the fourth Sunday of the month, so the sessions for autumn 2017 will be on September 24, October 22 an November 26. more…

  • St Albans Folk Festival June 24 and 25

    June 24 Day of dance in City Centre, live music in City Centre pubs and other venues. Session in the White Swan 12 noon - 2pm. Workshops then festival c0ncert 8pm featuring the Furrow Collective in the Maltings Arts Theatre. more…

  • The Great Northern

    Third Sundays of the month at 6pm. Mainly experienced musicians so far. Music played has so far included, Irish, English, Scottish and old timey more…

  • New monthly session in St Albans at the Great Northern

    We now have sessions on third Sundays of the month at 6pm in the Great Northern, 172 London Road, St Albans AL1 1PQ, next to the Odyssey Cinema. So far it's been an enjoyable mix of music from various traditions. more…

  • Re: Rose And Crown

    The publican left and the new publicans aren't interested in a session, apart from once a year, on the first Wednesday in July, when it happens as part of the St Michael's Street folk evening. This year it is on July 6. It is usually a mixture of Irish, E... more…

  • Still running

    True, the Thursday session is smaller. Although there is often a substantial English content, the balance between English and Irish on any given night depends on who is there. So if you are in St Albans on a Thursday night, please come and you will be wel... more…