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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,
Abbots Langley,


Click here for directions.

Community Centre photo

Ticket Reservations

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 Alwac email address

or call the organisers Tim and Lesley Brooks on 01923 264536


The Hall is easily entered in a wheelchair, and has appropriate facilities for wheelchair users.

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.


The Royal Oak Pub is just across the road from the Community Centre and serve sunday lunches (best to book in advance) and Abbots Langley is also blessed with a number of good Indian Restaurants - all within walking distance of the venue - many of which do a Sunday lunchtime Buffet


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 Community Centre

Abbots Langley Local History Society

Dick's Folly

Abbots Langley Community Arts Project

Tim Brook's personal website

Kings Langley Local History and Museum Society

Other Folk Music in this area

Redbourn Folk Club

Chesham Folk Club

Haddenham Ceilidhs

Herga Folk club

Tappalachian Appalachian Cloggers

English Miscellany

Whitethorn Clog Morris

Phoenix Morris

The Watford Folk Club

The Aylesbury Folk Club

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Abbots Langley Winter Acoustic Concerts

Sunday 12th March 2017

at 3pm

Our Thirtieth Concert

with the amazing

Pete Coe

Pete Coe Image

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.

Click here for a printable flyer for this concert

Crafts at this concert

Craft 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

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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

© Tim Brooks 2011

Past Concerts

The posters from all of our previous concerts can be seen here.
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Diary dates for future concerts

Sunday October 8th 2017

Performer not yet booked

Sunday November 12th 2017

Performer not yet booked