Ver Players Jubilee Concert

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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.
Please email us to buy or reserve your tickets (£10 each).
Ver Players Charity Concert for Earthworks
Doors 7.00pm Start: 7.30pm
13th October 2018
Jubilee Centre, Catherine Street
St Albans AL3 5BU

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 The Hare & Hounds, 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.

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)

Ukulele Seasons Greetings

Ver Players wish everyone a Happy Christmas and New Year!

We’ve had a lot of fun in the last few weeks playing the festive favourites along with less familiar songs and carols, accompanied by a host of ukulele players.

Here’s a flavour of what we’ve been up to from our final sing-along at the lovely Courtyard Café.

Xmas Dates

10th December – 7pm at the Hare & Hounds

14th December – 5.15pm in the Tipi at the Christmas Market next to the Abbey

23rd December – Noon at the Courtyard Café

Uke Carnival!

It’s Carnival time again at Sopwell Festival, and we’re playing at the Hare & Hounds this Bank Holiday Monday. There’s face painting, craft beer, cocktails and great authentic food, and of course live ukulele music!

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28th August 2017,
Festival starts at noon, we play between 2-4pm
Hare & Hounds
104 Sopwell Lane
St Albans AL1 1RL