St Michael’s Folk Evening is held on the first Wednesday of July each year.
Many of the people and groups involved in folk music and dance in the St Albans area get together to perform in the historic setting of St Michael’s village.
This year, around 10 groups will dance in open-air shows, while there is live music in the two pubs, the churchyard, near the Puddingstone, and, for the first time, outside Verulamium Museum. We even have the church bells at 7.15, to “ring in” the merriment.
St Michael’s Street is closed to traffic from 8 till 10pm, to become the venue for around 32 dance shows, and St Michael’s Lower School yard is the site of the pupils’ Maypole.
Music goes on till 9.30 at the Museum, 10.30 at the churchyard, and in the pubs and by the Puddingstone until closing time.
Usually , we get fine weather, and St Michael’s village is full to overflowing. Unusually , nobody asks the audience for money; all the musicians and dancers perform for FREE!
There’s (some) food and (plenty of) drink to be had from the pubs.
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