Hobbs’ choice at the Maltings

Malcolm Hobbs

Malcolm Hobbs - Credit: Archant

Well-known local singer, Malcolm Hobbs, will be launching his new CD at a a concert at the Maltings Arts Theatre in St Albans next Friday, February 6.

Joining him at Folk at The Maltings will be young musicians with growing reputations, who took part in the New Roots event two or three years ago.

Malcolm is well known locally for his singing of traditional and contemporary songs from both sides of the Atlantic with bouzouki, mandola, guitar and dulcimer and as organiser of Redbourn Folk Club.

An experienced performer, he will be launching his third CD, Once More With Feeling, which has 13 contemporary and traditional songs.

Joining him during the evening, which starts at 8pm, will be Danny Pedler from Essex and Rosie Butler-Hall from Wiltshire who formed as a duo in late 2011.

They were New Roots finalists in 2012 and went on to perform at a number of folk clubs and festivals. Danny plays hurdy gurdy and accordion and Rosie plays five-string fiddle and sings.

Solo melodeon player Owen Woods and story-teller James McNamara have formed a new duo, Silent Sessions, blending James’ storytelling with Owen’s traditional music.

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Owen grew up in St Albans and was a New Roots finalist in 2011.

Tickets are £10, students £8, Under-16 £6, available on the door or in advance by booking online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/ovo, by phone on 0333 666 3366 or in person at St Albans Tourist & Information Centre, Town Hall, Market Place 01727 864511.

For further information see www.stalbansfolkmusic.org.uk or email info@stalbansfolkmusic.org.uk.