Sing St Albans: Improvisation

2021-03-11T02:01:25+00:00March 11th, 2021|

Robbie Dove spoke with Julie Bull, who is a specialist music teacher at The Grove School in Harpenden, about her musical improvisation sessions ahead of the release of a massed lockdown song, which is part of the Sing St Albans project. Julie's classes have given children the confidence to improvise with musical instruments - many [...]

Sing St Albans: Margaret Wix School

2021-03-04T16:07:58+00:00March 4th, 2021|

Robbie Dove of St Albans Drive spoke with Claire Gibbs, assistant headteacher of Margaret Wix School, about the school's involvement in Sing St Albans, in addition to pupils Ryan and Issie, who are both featuring in the project. Sing St Albans is a massed lockdown performance run by St Albans Music School, showcasing the musical [...]

St Albans Music School host massed lockdown song featuring children all over St Albans

2021-02-18T02:01:37+00:00February 18th, 2021|

St Albans Music School have adapted to the challenge of lockdown by organising a song that children and families all over St Albans can take part in, from the comfort of their own homes. Hertfordshire Music Service, in association with Charanga, will be sharing a song called Let Your Spirit Fly - and anyone can [...]

St Albans Music School’s virtual Christmas concert

2021-02-01T14:23:04+00:00February 1st, 2021|

St Albans Music School provides musical opportunities for young people in the local area, and their latest major project was a virtual Christmas concert which was aired on screens at Luton Airport in December. Over 60 pupils from St Albans and Harpenden, aged 3-18, got involved with this project. Robbie Dove of St Albans Drive [...]

Let’s get the show back on the road!

2020-10-03T16:54:06+01:00October 3rd, 2020|

Lockdown has certainly reminded us about the importance of our individual freedom, and that our happy memories are made up of personal life experiences, not possessions. Something that I guess we had forgotten in pre-Covid times. As I wrote this piece, I felt an inner contentment and re-lived many wonderful ‘showtime’ experiences. It felt great [...]

SOVFEST 2020: Online music festival supporting local venues

2020-08-13T16:37:11+01:00August 13th, 2020|

Robbie Dove of St Albans Drive spoke to Katie Healy, one of the organisers of SOVFEST 2020. SOVFEST stands for Save Our Venues festival, and is an upcoming online music festival, with proceeds going to local music venues in Beds, Herts and Bucks. The Coronavirus crisis has had a negative impact many businesses and, sadly, live music [...]

Music and Mental Health – why and how do people find music a help?

2018-11-02T12:47:47+00:00November 1st, 2018|

In this episode, Kathy talks about the impact that spooky music might have on mental health. When we say spooky, we mean all types of death metal, dark music – perhaps music that mummy and daddy would not approve of, but that young people say is beneficial to coping with life’s stresses and strains.

The Generation Gap – Meraki Festival 2017

2018-08-26T17:33:54+01:00August 17th, 2017|

Radio Verulam presenters Clive, Klaudia, Diana and Alex were all at the first Meraki Festival held at the Herts County Show Grounds in Redbourn over the weekend of 11-13 August 2017. It was a family-friendly music festival with well known artists such as Bonnie Tyler, Jason Donovan and Sophie Ellis Bexter plus local artists such [...]

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