Folk in Focus
An exhibition celebrating a century of folk music and dance in St Albans
1st - 31st March 2013 at the Museum of St Albans
This exhibition features a selection of photographs, mementoes and memories of 100 years of folk music and dance in the district. See examples of some of the early collecting of folk songs as well as more recent photos of folk nights and festivals. On display is one of the Cottonmill Clog Morris costumes, as well as an Appalachian Dulcimer played by Tim Hart.
This exhibition has been put together thanks to the contribution of local folk groups, with the support of St Albans Museums and St Albans MusicCity.
To accompany the exhibition, there is also a series of events:
- Exhibition Launch Event, 2nd March, 11am-1pm, free admission
Join local musicians and dancers as they perform to celebrate the opening of the exhibition
- Redbourn Folk Club, 21st March, 8.15pm-11pm, £2
For one night only, the Redbourn Folk Club comes to the museum for an evening of live music
- Morris Dancing demonstrations, 23rd March, 1.30pm & 2.30pm followed by a dancing workshop, free admission
See local morris dancers St Albans Morris Men as they perform at the museum. And if you’re feeling inspired, at 2.45pm, they will be running a morris dancing workshop
- Tin Whistle workshop, 24th March, 3pm-4.30pm, free admission
Join local musician John Devine to learn to play the tin whistle. This session is completely free but you will need to provide your own whistle (either by bringing one along or purchasing one in our shop).