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Verlene performs in and around the San Francisco Bay Area as a solo performer and also with various musical groups.  She also performs in concert throughout the United States, and in Europe. She is available for private events, concerts, and regional tours. Contact her for availablity and pricing.

Solo Performance

Verlene with harp As a singer-songwriter, Verlene performs at Bay Area coffeehouses, bookstores, and other concert venues, including Freight & Salvage, Don Quixotes, Barnes & Noble, The San Francisco Free Folk Festival, Cuppa Joe's, Borders, and Gryphon Stringed Instruments, accompanying her versatile singing voice on folk harps, guitars, and keyboards. She also appears several times a year on KKUP-91.5 FM live radio. Her repertoire includes her own original songs as well as songs by her favorite artists from jazz and pop, and Celtic harp music (read lyrics, or listen to sound clips).
Photo by Lauren Hardy  

In 1996, she performed a solo concert at New Pieces in Berkeley, and also for two Bay Area Folk Harp Society concerts -- one in Berkeley, and one in Palo Alto. Reviews of the two Berkeley concerts were published in The Fling

In 1998, Verlene performed in the International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen bi-annual conference in Galveston, Texas using her Triplett Celtic harp, her O'Loughlan cross-strung chromatic harp, and her brand new, bright blue Camac electro-harp.

In 2000, Verlene toured the Pacific Northwest with concerts and workshops in Oregon and Washington,
and also performed at HarpCon 2000 in Monterey, California. 

In 2001, Verlene toured the Pacific Northwest a second time, and toured Europe with harpist Kyle Wohlmut, giving concerts and workshops in the Netherlands and Germany.

In 2002, Verlene's touring schedule included Southern California, and Seattle.

In 2003, Verlene was a workshop presenter at HarpCon 2003 in Indiana, and toured with a new group called "Call Us Crazy" in Northern California.

In 2004, Verlene performed and presented workshops at the Somerset Harp Conference in New Jersey, and was also the featured performer and teacher at regional conferences in Texas and Illinois.

In 2005, Verlene toured Europe for a second time, with workshops and concerts in Germany, Austria, and The Netherlands. She also toured with harp colleague, Aryeh Frankfurter twice in the Northwest, and performed and taught workshops at HarpCon 2005 in Montana, and the LePine Harp Retreat in Oregon.

In 2006, Verlene toured the Northwest with her sister and Silverwood duo partner, Linnette Bommarito. She also presented workshops and performed at the Somerset San Jose Harp Conference. The Verlene Schermer Band was formed in the spring, and the band performed in the Bing Concert Series at Stanford Hospital, at the Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival, and also at Don Quixote's in Felton.

If you're interested in booking Verlene for a concert and workshop in your area, here's how to contact her. 

Be sure to browse her current performance schedule.

Listen to sound clips of Verlene's solo harp and solo harp and voice music:

Wishing You Well

I Love You Whole

You Take My Breath Away

Rendezvous with the Moon

Si Bheg Si Mohr

The Water Is Wide

Bridget Cruise


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