Friday Folk, St Albans


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"Friday Folk" is a social dance club which meets at The Church Hall, Marlborough Road, St Albans, AL1 3XG, UK, on most Friday evenings from 7:45 - 10:00 pm. If you've ever been to a barn dance or a ceilidh, you'll know the sort of thing we do. We dance for our own enjoyment - sometimes to live music, sometimes to recordings.

Normally we do English or American dances, but we also do other national or specialised styles - sometimes for whole evenings, as our programme shows. We aim to keep the atmosphere informal, friendly and sociable, and many of us go to a local pub afterwards. We also have occasional non-dancing social events such as walks and theatre trips, as requested by members.

What's On

Our Programme. The current Friday Folk programme is here. Details of other special events are below.

Friday 27 July 2018 - Garden Dance. From 7:45pm at the usual address. (Please phone 01727 856508 if you're not sure where it is). Everyone is welcome. There's no need to bring anything but some people like to bring chairs and extra drinks. We'll be having various club callers and music from Spring Greens. The event will take place whatever the weather. If we can't dance outside we will just move indoors.

Friday 17 August 2018 - BBQ. From 7:45pm at the usual address. Everyone is welcome and the event will take place whatever the weather. Friday Folk will provide basic barbecue fare of chicken, sausages and veggie burgers. Please feel free to bring along other items to share, such as, salads, side dishes and dessert. Extra chairs would be useful too.

Saturday 20 October 2018. Saturday Special Dance with Geoff Cubitt, Mollie and Ali. From 7:30pm to 11:00pm at Samuel Ryder Academy, Drakes Drive, St Albans, AL1 5AR. Tickets 9 on the door.

More details of Friday Folk special events are here.

Give us a try!

New members are always welcome, especially beginners. There's no need to book. Just turn up - on your own or with a partner - and enjoy yourself. We have a caller to explain the  dances, so you can join in straight away. After each dance, people normally change partners. There is usually a good balance between men and women. See a slideshow of our activities here.

Most Friday sessions cost just 4 on the night. Special events are sometimes more as noted in the programme. There is easy parking in nearby streets and car parks. Map here.

Three Counties Radio

Several members took part in an outside broadcast on 5 July 2013. You can hear the recording here.

Mailing List

Would you like to join our mailing list to receive details of our dances and special events? We will only mail you when there is something important to announce and we guarantee not to send you junk mail. To subscribe, click here.

Archive Photographs from the 70s, 80s and 90s

Some old photographs from the Friday Folk collection. Click here.

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Contact us

For further information about Friday Folk, call Bob on 01727 856508 or email us at

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