Folk group King Alfred’s Cakes at the Maltings Arts Theatre, St Albans

LOCAL band with a growing reputation, King Alfred’s Cakes, will be headlining the second of a new series of folk concerts tomorrow night (Friday).

The instrumental folk band who play a selection of traditional and self-penned tunes are topping the bill at the concert to be held at the Maltings Arts Theatre in St Albans.

Until now they have been a trio comprising Karen Donnelly on flute, Carol Lodge on cello and Clive Batkin on guitar but tomorrow they will be joined by a new fourth member, Ewan Cameron, on flute, whistles and clarinet.

King Alfred’s Cakes will be supported by New Roots finalist Simon Stephenson who has been based in Newcastle for the past four years where he has gained a degree in folk and traditional music and also plays jazz and classical guitar.

During his time in the north he worked with Scottish electric guitar virtuoso Nick Andrew, Northumbrian folk musician Alistair Anderson and folk music trio Twisted String Theory.

The evening gets underway at 8pm and tickets are �10 with concessions �8, available on the door or in advance by booking online at, by phone on 07807 521436 or in person at the St Albans Tourist and Information Centre at the Town Hall.