Welcome to Ver Players!


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Ver Players is open to all ukulele players, from beginners to expert!

Have a look at the events calendar on the right to find out when our next get together is…

Ver Players is a community ukulele group based in St Albans. Founded in 2012, the group has grown to around eighty members of all ages, who meet once a fortnight to sing, play and unleash their inner creativity. The group alternates between small, focused sessions in St Albans’ The Courtyard Cafe and larger old-fashioned singalongs in the Rose & Crown, a local pub. It’s a fantastic opportunity for people to get together and experience live music.

Members typically join as complete beginners before quickly gaining confidence as they realise they can start to produce real music. The open, collaborative spirit ensures a fun and friendly atmosphere to learn, laugh – and ‘lose yourself in the ukulele’!

We also run a programme of ukelele workshops and can provide one-to-one teaching. To join us, take a look at the membership page.

Ukulele Workshop

We’re delighted that Peter Luongo is visiting us on May 14th. We saw him in action last year and he’s got to be the best teacher of performing on the uke around, and he’s spent his career at the amazing Langley School in Canada teaching the likes of James Hill.
Peter writes: “My aim is to have the group play 2 or 3 arrangements that I’ll put together with them by the end of the session. I’ll be demonstrating vocal, instrumental, and picking techniques throughout…”

To book your place email: uke@verplayers.org.uk
Tickets: £20.00

Venue: Highfield Park Visitors Centre

Ver Players Jubilee Concert

The Ver Players charity fund-raising concert in the lovely Jubilee Hall is always a highlight of our year, and we are delighted that Andy Eastwood will be our headline act. He is one of the biggest names on the UK’s ukulele scene and a brilliant performer!

There will also be solos by our support groups: Rag House, Teal and The Sunshine Band as well as the big Ver Players sing-alongs for everyone to join in on!

We are raising money for Earthworks St Albans:, a well-known local charity that offers trainees, often with learning disabilities or mental health issues, work experience and training in horticultural and land-based skills.
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BUY TICKETS (£10 each + £1 for online sales)
Book now
Or you can buy tickets in person at:
The Courtyard Cafe 11 Hatfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RR
Hare & Hounds 104 Sopwell Lane, St Albans, Herts AL1 1RL
Jubilee Centre, Catherine Street, St Albans AL3 5BU
Or email Ver Players to buy or reserve your tickets.
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Ver Players Charity Concert for Earthworks
Doors 7.00pm Start: 7.30pm
13th October 2018
Jubilee Centre, Catherine Street
St Albans AL3 5BU

St Albans Folk Festival

Ver Players are playing St Albans Folk Festival – Saturday 16th June.

Here’s the highlights:

11.00-12.00 Stephen Wragg is giving a ukulele workshop at the Maltings Art Theatre AL1 3HL. All welcome, open to Ver Players members and anyone else with a ukulele!

12.40 Ver Players perform in Waterstones, St Peter’s Street AL1 3LF
We’re playing for 20 minutes.

Ver Players associated bands:
13.40 Rag House perform at The Hare & Hounds (Steve, Rachel & Andy)

15.20 Teal perform at the White Hart Tap AL1 1QJ (Billy & Kath)

16.40 Rag House perform at Waterstones, St Peter’s Street AL1 3LF (Steve, Rachel & Andy)