This is the web site for a unique series of eclectic Sunday afternoon acoustic music concerts being held at
Abbots Langley Community Centre,
Gallows Hill Lane,
WD5 0APClick here for directions.
To avoid disappointment we recommend that you reserve tickets in advance.
Pay at the door on the day of the concert.
To reserve tickets e-mail
or call the organisers Tim and Lesley Brooks on 01923 264536
Our concerts are well attended, so we ask able-bodied visitors to allow an extra few minutes and park in the Long Stay car park behind the row of shops a little further up the hill from the Community Centre, leaving the closer parking spaces for those less mobile. There is an aerial view here, showing how close this car-park is to the concert venue - at a slow walk it takes about four minutes to go from the car park to the community centre.
As before there will be a selection of local craft stalls at the concerts for visitors to browse during the interval.
Amongst those who have exhibited to date are:
Maggie and Gunter Weber's Honey, Beeswax and related products
Annette Burrows: "An eclectic mix of mostly vintage, but some modern costume jewellery for sale at very affordable prices. Many pieces are 'one-offs' and unique. Amongst her collection are, necklaces, bracelets, rings, watches, brooches, glass, and gifts for ladies who like something a little bit different".
Elaine Charlson with Mead Moon jewellery
Prue King's Cards of Local Scenes
Hedingham Fair - cards, crafts and gifts
Sheena Roberts with her Mary Kay Beauty Consultancy
Wendy Lewis Artist, Children's author and illustrator
Keith Harrup with his wood turning products.
Eleanor Sidaway's printed Silk scarfs.
Bernadine Makins with her jewellery, watches and gifts.
Graham Bailey's turned wooden crafts
Links to related web sites
Abbots Langley Local History Society
Abbots Langley Community Arts Project
Tim Brook's personal website
Kings Langley Local History and Museum Society
Other Folk Music in this area
Chesham Folk Club
Herga Folk club
Tappalachian Appalachian Cloggers
Whitethorn Clog Morris
The Watford Folk Club
The Aylesbury Folk Club
Abbots Langley Winter Acoustic Concerts
Sunday 12th March 2017
Our Thirtieth Concert
with the amazing
Pete Coe is one of the stalwarts of the folk scene - he was top billing when I first got interested in this music, and has never slipped from that position, performing not only solo, but also as a duo with Chris Coe, in the folk supergroup 'Bandoggs', and as part of the highly influential 'New Victory Band'. He has an engaging personality, accompanies himself on a variety of instruments, and of course has a huge collection of songs which he can dip into. Learn more about him at Pete's website
Unless indicated otherwise all concerts start at 3 O'clock in the afternoon (doors open at 2:30)
The entrance price is £ 12.00, which includes the tea, coffee and very scrummy cakes which are served in the interval ( or 'Cake Break' as David Eagle of the Young'Uns christened it) by the ALWAC crew.
Crafts at this concertCraft stalls for March are not yet decided. If you would like to sell your crafts at one of out concerts please let us know via the contact details given on this page
No Photography Policy
To avoid distraction of other concert goers, we ask you to respect our policy of no photography during the performance.
Why are these billed as "Acoustic Concerts" ?
This is to underline that (as a general rule ) the musicians featured in the concerts are not using electric instruments, but are using the natural sounds of their instruments and voices. The performers chosen reflect our own liking for traditional music (and more recent music composed in a similar style ). Depending upon the act we may use amplification to ensure that they can be heard thoughout the concert hall, but volumes are kept as low as possible.
The Abbots Langley Winter Acoustic Concerts were launched in November 2010 by a performance of "Where the Working Boats Went" by Life and Times - Barry Goodman and Graham Meek. We decided to follow this up with concerts in February, March, October and November each year
Diary dates for future concerts
Sunday October 8th 2017
Performer not yet booked
Sunday November 12th 2017
Performer not yet booked