LATEST NEWS – Spring 2017

JOHNNY COPPIN NEWSLETTER  

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“Unquestionably at the top of his game” – Acoustic magazine

Arguably the clearest and most soothing male vocal 

                        in the world of British folk music”  – Folk Radio UK

What’s in this newsletter?

–  Latest News 

–  Spring Tour dates in Birmingham, Norfolk, Cheshire and more!

–  New R2 magazine review of latest album

–  More feedback from new album, Christmas Tour, and other dates – your emails and letters!

–  My BBC acoustic radio shows – available on listen again 

*LATEST NEWS

Hope you are well and enjoying the Spring at last!

I’m very much looking forward to playing the Kitchen Garden Café in Birmingham (along with Harper’s Ferry) on Sunday the 30th April

After that it’s Folk on the Pier Festival at Cromer with Mike Silver – on Friday 5th May   (Silly me – in my Feb newsletter,  I gave the wrong date )

Then later in May and June there are dates at Poynton in Cheshire, Nature in Art near Gloucester,

And two more concerts with Mike Silver – at Boscastle, in Cornwall, and Highworth Church near Swindon.

All tour details are below – Hope to see you somewhere!

I would like a few more concerts/gigs from September onwards – though the Christmas Tour 2017 is already shaping up well! – so, if you know of a venue, or perhaps you would like to put on an event (public or private)  – do let me know.

We had a very successful and enjoyable  Songwriting Weekend in Sussex – so many many thanks to Richard & Karen for hosting the event – and to all the students who worked so hard to each produce two new songs.

OTHER NEWS….

Recently I really saw the amazing Scottish folk-rock band Skerryvore play in the intimate setting of the Barn and The Fleece in Bretforton, Worcestershire – and earlier that day I was at the Phoenix Concert at Miserden, Glos. -with Blondes with Beards, Discovery, Edd Donovan, and The Gloucester Diamonds. This event raised almost £900 for the staff of the Carpenter’s Arms who have lost jobs following a fire at the pub.

A week or so before I saw the excellent Jim Reynolds,  plus two gigs from the americana band Bob Porter Project.

Then there was the amazing and highly original Russian-born singer/songwriter Daria Kulesh at Barny’s in Stroud,  while a few weeks back, I was at the Irish Night at Minchinhampton Folk Club (ev Thursday at The Old Crown,Paganhill, Stroud). There was a really good turnout with such a variety of singers and musicians from near and far.

I was very sad to hear of the passing of Ella Knight of the New Folk Cottage in Truro, – she was such a great supporter of the folk scene,  and I have known her since Decameron days in the early 1970’s.

Also very sad to lose the legendary Derek Brimstone, guitarist, songwriter, folk singer, banjo picker, comedian, author and Londoner. RIP 6 March 2017

And more recently the one and only Chuck Berry – one of the KIngs of Rock n Roll. His music was part of the soundtrack of my teenage years, and in my first band Eddie and The Shifters, we must have covered well over 14 of his songs.

*SPRING TOUR DATES 2017

APRIL

Sun 30 BIRMINGHAM – Kitchen Garden Café, King’s Heath, B14 7SA  – 8pm

a double–header with Harpers Ferry   (up and coming Gloucestershire folk-rock/americana band ) 8pm. Tickets  http://www.wegottickets.com/event/391401

Harpers Ferry are a five-piece band who have been making waves in the folk rock and Americana scene since they first joined forces four years ago. Their music and lyrics are fiercely modern whilst still paying homage to greats of the 60s/70s that inspired them. Regularly featured on the radio, you will also be likely to come across them this summer at the Arlesford, Lakefest and Wychwood festivals (where they will be gracing the main stage)

MAY

Fri 5 FOLK ON THE PIER at CROMER – with MIKE SILVER  

‘Best Gig on the North Sea’

Headlining the afternoon concert 2pm till 5 pm – also on the bill are Mawkin, and the Lebedeck Band.    info/tickets  http://www.folkonthepier.co.uk

Sat 20 Private event in Bath

Fri 26 POYNTON – “Acoustic Sessions at the Centre, Poynton”  –  Community Centre,  Poynton, Cheshire. Doors 7.45pm Tickets 07766 10 30 57.

Looking ahead..

Sat 3 June – NATURE IN ART, Twigworth nr GLOUCESTER with PAUL BURGESS  Doors 7pm       Tickets  01452 –731422    natureinart.org.uk

Sat 10 June – BOSCASTLE  with MIKE SILVER – Village Hall, Boscastle, Cornwall 8pm

Fri 16 June – SWINDON – with MIKE SILVER – United Reform Church, Highworth, Wiltshire   Doors  7.45pm  –  Tickets  01793 762070

WE ARE TAKING BOOKINGS FOR 2017/18

Do get in touch…  You may know of a potential venue or Village Hall? 

or even like to put on a house or celebration concert!

 

*ALBUM REVIEW for ALL ON A WINTER’S NIGHT 

R2 magazine review

This is a perfect record to settle down with alongside the port and mince pies. Johnny Coppin has gathered a sympathetic group of musicians including Paul Burgess, Dik Cadbury and Karen Tweed to perform a selection of carols and seasonal songs. And if that phrase elicits a shudder, fear not.

Johnny is big on Christmas, with a regular seasonal show and three Christmas albums already, so it must get harder to find a new combination of material that will make for a harmonious and family-friendly album. Aside from two originals, there are several songs that are unfamiliar. ‘The Christmas Star’ by Kimmie Rhodes and Kevin Savigar has a hint of The Band about it, and Zoe Mulford’s ‘Welcome In Another Year’ reminded me how much Johnny sounds like Steve Ashley at times.

The least known traditional carol is ‘Gabriel’s Message’, a Basque tune with words by Baring-Gould, but ‘God Rest You Merry Gentlemen’ and ‘In The Bleak Midwinter’ will be more familiar. There are two settings of poems – I haven’t heard ‘How Far Is It To Bethlehem?’ for years – and there’s a tune by Mick Dolan to close the show. I like Steve Trigg’s brass and Geoff March’s cello, which fill out the sound when necessary. All On A Winter’s Night is a nice album that won’t disturb the Christmas peace.   –  Dai Jeffries

*LATEST FEEDBACK – your recent emails and letters

“Can’t stop playing the new CD All On A Winter’s Night – Brill!”-   C, A & R.H in Staffordshire

“I play in a band, and we would like to play your beautiful song Say Hello to the Band, which is one of my favourite songs, since I heard it first in the seventies. My problem is the text of the song. I don’t understand some parts of it. I would be very happy, if you could send me the lyrics”. – J.M in Switzerland

“ Thanks for all the invaluable help with the songwriting. I’m very pleased with the two songs and will continue working on them. Karen and I are enjoying your latest CD and particularly like the title track and Christmas Star, very atmospheric! Its inspired me to have a go at writing something for next Christmas/winter.” – R.L in Sussex

“Thanks so much for a great weekend, it was quite a learning experience for me and I got so much out of it.  Wonderful bunch of people and Richard and Karen looked after us so well. See you soon, you really are inspirational”.  – J.C in Sussex

*My BBC ACOUSTIC RADIO SHOW – is every Saturday from 5.30pm on BBC  Radio Gloucestershire  playing acoustic music on FM, AM, DAB, Freeview 735, online and listen again for up to 30 days!!!  on http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiogloucestershire

SCHEDULE – JOHNNY COPPIN SHOWS available on listen again- with playlists and gig guides

Still available to listen again are:-

Sat 18 March –  there’s some of the best recent Irish music from  John McSherry, Daoiri Farrell, Eilis Kennedy, Atlas, and Damien O’Kane – Plus new releases from Phil King and Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll and music from Maddy Prior, Matt Woosey, Karen Tweed, and Gilmore & Roberts

Sat 25 March – The special guest is blues singer/songwriter Keith Thompson playing two songs from his new album – There’s new tracks from Steamchicken, Siobhan Miller, and Martin Carthy also music from Frigg, OHooley & Tidow, Gilmore & RobertsWinter Mountain, and David Youngs

Sat 1st April – new tracks from Old Blind Dogs,  Roving Crows, Chris Foster, Rayna Gellert, Colin Hay, Carrivick Sisters, and Feast of Fiddles – Plus music from Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe, Hungrytown, Louise Jordan, and Cheltenham band Harper’s Ferry

Sat 8th April – new tracks from Martha Tilston, Feast of Fiddles, Monster Ceilidh Band, Roving Crows, and The Propane Brothers – There’s also news of BBC Folk Award winners with music from Kris Drever, and Daoiri Farrell

Thank you so much for your continued support – 

I hope to see you somewhere soon.


With kind regards,
Johnny

johnny@johnnycoppin.co.uk          www.johnnycoppin.co.uk

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LATEST NEWS – FEBRUARY 2017

JOHNNY COPPIN NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2017

P O Box 27, Stroud, Glos.  GL6 0YQ
tel no. 01453 885088
johnny@johnnycoppin.co.uk          www.johnnycoppin.co.uk

Facebook page    http://www.facebook.com/johnnycoppin

“Unquestionably at the top of his game” – Acoustic magazine

“Arguably the clearest and most soothing male vocal in the world of British folk music”  – Folk Radio UK

What’s in this newsletter?

–  Latest News 

–  Songwriting Weekend in March – only 2 places left

–  Spring Tour dates

–  Reviews of All On A Winters Night album in full 

–  More feedback from new album, Christmas Tour, and other dates – your emails and letters!

–  My BBC acoustic radio shows – available on listen again 

*LATEST NEWS

There are such amazing snowdrops around at the moment and a hint of Spring in the air!

No dates this month – but if you’ve always fancied writing 1 or 2 songs with help and guidance, my Songwriting Weekend in Sussex is next month (24-26 March), and has 1 or 2 places left  — for more details see below.

Last month the Stroud Wassail event goes from strength to strength – with the town packed with mummers, and morris sides.  I sang my New Stroud Wassail song at lunchtime outside the Sub Rooms, and inside at the evening Midwinter Revels backed up by singers from Gloucester Diamonds and Shepherd’s Crook choir.

Then a few days later, MIke Silver and I had a great night at Hitchin Folk Club celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Maureen running the club. We were very honoured to be playing this event, and to a sold-out and friendly audience – there’s lots of feedback later in Newsletter.

Some great news recently –  Sarah Jarosz, one of my favourite US singer/songwriters has won 2 Grammy Awards. Her album Undercurrent won Best Folk Album , and the track House of Mercy won Best Americana Roots performance. Other nominees for Best Folk Album included Rhiannon Giddens, The Avett Brothers, and Judy Collins. Judy sang Suzanne in tribute to Leonard Cohen – you can see this on the net. Also it was wonderful to read that Joni Mitchell was well enough to attend a pre-show event.

The BBC Folk Awards nominees have been announced – and some of my favourites are there.. Daoiri (Derry)Farrell (Ire) for both Horizon Award and Folk Singer of the Year, Fara (Sco) for Horizon Award, Jim Moray ( Eng) for both Best Album, and Best Original Track, and John McSherry (Ire) for Musician of the Year.

Really enjoyed seeing the Scottish quartet Fara live recently at the Prince Albert in Stroud – 3 amazing young fiddle players (Catriona Price, Jeana Leslie, Kristan Harvey) with stunning piano from Jennifer Austin.

Then on same theme, last month I was at the Scottish Night at Minchinhampton Folk Club (ev Thursday at The Old Crown,Paganhill, Stroud) performing with Blondes with Beards – and enjoying a great variety of local singers and musicians.

*SPRING TOUR DATES 2017

MARCH

Sat 18 Private event

24-26 Songwriting Weekend in Sussex – 2 places left – details below – 

Tel 01453 885088    or  email   johnny@johnnycoppin.co.uk

APRIL

Wed 5 BBC Folk Awards in London

Sun 30 BIRMINGHAM – Kitchen Garden Café, King’s Heath, B14 7SA– a double–header with Harpers Ferry  (up and coming Gloucestershire folk-rock/americana band ) 8pm. Tickets  http://www.wegottickets.com/event/391401

MAY

Fri 5 FOLK ON THE PIER at Cromer  with MIKE SILVER  info/tickets  http://www.folkonthepier.co.uk

Sat 20 Private event

Fri 26 POYNTON – “Acoustic Sessions at the Centre, Poynton”  – Community Centre, Poynton, Cheshire. Doors 7.45pm Tickets 07766 10 30 57.

Looking ahead..

Sat 3 June – NATURE IN ART, Twigworth nr GLOUCESTER with PAUL BURGESS  Doors 7pm   tickets  01452 –731422    natureinart.org.uk

Sat 10 June – BOSCASTLE  with MIKE SILVER – Village Hall, Boscastle, Cornwall

Fri 16 June – SWINDON – with MIKE SILVER – United Reform Church, HIGHWORTH  –  Tickets  01793 762070

WE ARE TAKING BOOKINGS FOR 2017/18

Do get in touch…  You may know of a potential venue or Village Hall? 

or even like to put on a house or celebration concert!

 

*A SONGWRITING WEEKEND in Sussex  with Johnny Coppin  24-26 MARCH 2017 at a house just north of Brighton

THERE ARE JUST 2 places AVAILABLE for the weekend course – so why not give it a go?

Each songwriter will have their own room for creativity – there’ll be an introduction on Friday evening, informal session on Saturday evening, and final shared performance “concert” on Sunday afternoon But most of the time I’ll be working with each songwriter in turn on a one-to one basis.

Course Fee is £200   

including supper on Friday and Saturday/ lunch on Saturday and Sunday plus  tea/coffee/drinks etc

A cheque for £100 deposit  is  required to confirm booking    

post to Johnny Coppin, P O BOX 27, Stroud, Glos, GL6 0YQ

Tel 01453 885088    or  email    Johnny@johnnycoppin.co.uk

Balance of £100 to be paid on the weekend 

*ALBUM REVIEWS for ALL ON A WINTER’S NIGHT Full reviews 

Acoustic magazine:

“Christmas ditties were coming thick and fast as this mag went to press, with Johnny Coppin the latest to add his name to the long list of luminaries knocking out their favourites. Although, in fairness, it’s unlikely that Johnny was looking to rival Slade as 2016’s big hitter. Inevitably there are a few hoary old chestnuts lurking in the selection, but Johnny steps outside of the box to come up with unlikely contenders, notably a feisty reading of ‘Welcome In Another Year’, an Irish tune (wrong!) enlivened by Paul Burgess’s fiddle, and the gentle ‘Snow In The Street’, a setting of a William Morris poem. This is fine music performed by a veteran English folk singer, unquestionably at the top of his game”

Folk Radio UK:

Christmas is nearly upon us, and acclaimed Gloucestershire singer/ songwriter and Radio Gloucester presenter, Johnny Coppin is currently on his annual tour taking the All On A Winter’s Night Christmas concert to various place in the country. Johnny has been doing a run of Christmas concerts in December for a number of years, with various musicians in his band such as Paul Burgess, Dik Cadbury, Karen Tweed, and Geoff March. Sadly missing is the guitar playing of Mick Dolan, who died in 2014, and who had played in bands with Johnny for a number of years, going back to his Decameron days.

Johnny decided to put some of the lovely songs which are played at these concerts on an album, and it has now just been released.  All of the above artists play on the new album with the addition of Steve Trigg on flugelhorn and trumpet and percussionist David Pickering-Pick.

This album is a real treat to listen to, a selection of songs that warm you for the Festive season and midwinter.  Johnny has a lovely melodic voice that brings out the best in all these tunes, whilst playing his haunting keyboard in his own inimitable way.  I’m not a big fan of Christmas, but love this album, as it takes us back to the true value and meaning of Christmas.  Not about rushing out to feed retail outlets and less meaningful things.  It’s about the true tradition and anticipation of Christmas, of family and reunions, of loved ones not present, The Nativity and all things of midwinter including warm fires!

The tracks included on the album are ‘All On A Winter’s Night’ – a lovely intro, that conveys the joy of anticipation of Christmas, ‘Counting The Hours To Christmas’ – a song of reunion, ‘The Christmas Star’ ( by Kimmie Rhodes) which is one of my favourite tracks, ‘Halsway Carol’ (by Nigel Eaton) named so after Halsway Manor – the National Centre for Folk Arts based in Somerset, ‘Welcome In Another Year’ (by Zoe Mulford), ‘A Connemara Christmas’ written by the late Mick Dolan, especially for the Christmas shows, ‘Snow In The Street’ (from a poem by William Morris), and classics like ‘God Rest You Merry Gentlemen’, the traditional carol ‘In The Bleak Midwinter’ (to Gustav Holst’s tune ‘Cranham’) which we all know and which is a fabulous version on this album, ‘Gabriel’s Message’ (A Basque carol with English words by the Reverend Sabine Baring Gould from Devon), and ‘O Holy Night’ – which you may not know – is a 19th century carol.

All the photos on the album are by Martin Fry, who does the amazing pictures for the Christmas shows and the album is on sale at the Christmas concerts in December 2016. Alternatively purchase through Johnny’s website where you can also find out where Johnny is out on tour. –  Jean Camp – Folk Radio UK

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Christmas has a horrible habit of feeding many addictions, of allowing the schmaltz and the more commercial, the more consumed side of the festive period to be seen in all disturbing glory. It is hard not to be cynical about the time of year when so many people are either left alone or in want of conversation, a roof over their heads or something to eat; it is the time of year that can bring out the very worst in people…and thankfully the absolute best, the most beautiful in humanity, it is a credo that Johnny Coppin adheres throughout his sincere and wonderful arranged album  All On A Winter’s Night.

Like many of his musical kin, Johnny Coppin turns to the real point, the salient and proper point of the time of year, one of reflection not greed, one of harmony and not destruction, the very peace we all search for but for many arguably is one that comes with a price tag and with the only hope that it does not make too much of a noise.

Not perhaps so much Christmas with all its glitter and gold, the fashionable fighting for space with the five minute comfortable, instead this is honest contemplation, the community tree in the square, the signs of good things not cash till singing out as profit becomes a new and unsightly god. In all of this Johnny Coppin marks out the album with sincerity, with style and most important of all, true worth; it is a worth that has the smooth voice of the musician captivating his audience and one that is perfect for the time of year, one without a cola bottle in sight, just friends and loved ones enjoying Time.

With wonderful tracks such as How Far is Bethlehem?, Counting the Hours Till Christmas, Snow In The Street and a very superb version of the traditional song In The Bleak Midwinter, All On A Winter’s Night is a response to the commercial and the forever consumed that enough is enough, let the light be bright by all means but instead of fighting for that last extra pound to which some cannot afford, sit round a fire, tell stories, listen to your loved ones without reply and take in music that isn’t based on 20th century corporate machine, instead one of the best things you can do is listen and love Johnny Coppin.     Ian D. Hall

Forest FM:

“a fine album with great arrangements of both traditional and new songs.”

*LATEST FEEDBACK – your recent emails and letters

“Thanks to you and Mike Silver for the fine evening you gave us last Sunday to help celebrate Maureen Jones 50 years of running Hitchin Folk Club. Who’d have thought we’d come out singing ‘Up on Cripple Creek ‘ ! Wonderful !” R.A from Hertfordshire .

“Everybody enjoyed the evocative celebration in Hitchin last night, thanks mainly to you and Mike, but obviously we cannot forget all those others over so many years – and Maureen. We were especially pleased that you managed to fit in our request. After it, the gentleman sitting next to us was heard to gently exclaim “What a lovely song”.For the future, we look forward to “The Merry Wives of Windsor” (The Festival Players summer tour) , and your next appearance in Hitchin.” G & D.M in Hertfordshire

‘Thank you so much for the wonderful music last Sunday – it was perfect! I always enjoy you and Mike together.  The feedback from the audience has been brilliant.  Hopefully we will catch up with you at a duo gig soon”    Maureen Jones, Hitchin Folk Club

“Thank you so much for Sunday, it was a truly memorable night.  We’ve had loads of texts and emails telling us just how much people had enjoyed it” –  Kieron Jones, Hitchin Folk Club

“Your song (New Stroud Wassail)  is now an ear worm for my wife and I.  We greatly enjoyed singing it with you yesterday (at The Stroud Wassail) and look forward to singing it again in the future.” – R.B in Gloucestershire

“We have been enjoying the new album.  It is another triumph of melody, tradition and good cheer, a fine companion to a ‘A West Country Christmas’.  They join a few other choice CDs on the 5 disc turntable for the holiday season  (which still continues in our household). Sunday evening we had a birthday dinner party for a friend and five other guests.  We augmented the Christmas mix with BBC podcasts of your Christmas and New Years radio programs.” – D.W in USA

“Superb show at Stroud Johnny. Your voice, and the arrangements, the sound, and the stage were perfect. Congratulations..you’ve pulled it off again!” – B & C.P in Gloucestershire

“A long overdue thank you … my daughter and I thought the Christmas concert at the Bacon Theatre was just superb, really wonderful” –  T.P in Gloucestershire

“Great to hear all the concerts were such a success, and that everyone was moved by O Holy night. I Wrote last year suggesting you record it.!! BUT we missed you in LICHFIELD- so please come again soon.!”  A.W. In Staffordshire

“We have only met twice but I have been interested in your career since hearing you sing during the Ivor Gurney Celebrations of 1990 in Gloucester.  I have several of your tapes and CDs which I continue to enjoy listening to very much.

My partner in life is a member of The Housman Society  and The Gerald Finzi Society. Ivor Gurney and his music/poetry has also been of great interest throughout the years.   Also J. Coppin!   We have heard you in Bromsgrove.  So glad your life’s work seems to have gone so well, and has given pleasure to so many of us.” – F.P in Worcestershire

*My BBC ACOUSTIC RADIO SHOW – is every Saturday from 5.30pm on BBC  Radio Gloucestershire  playing acoustic music on FM, AM, DAB, Freeview 735, online and listen again for up to 30 days!!!  on http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiogloucestershire

SCHEDULE – JOHNNY COPPIN SHOWS available on listen again- with playlists and gig guides

Still available to listen again are:-

Sat 21st Jan – There’ll be Scottish tracks from Eddie Reader, Skerryvore, and Robyn Stapleton- new albums from Carmina, Alistair Anderson & Northlands, Daoiri (“Derry”) Farrell,  Dipper Malkin, Adam Sweet, And Stroud singer/songwriter Lara Conley

Sat 28th Jan – Features an interview with singer/songwriter Steve Ashley talking about his new album. There’s also new tracks from ImarDonal Clancy, Dempsey Broughton Plus music from Fairport Convention, Sarah Jarosz, Darlingside, Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater

Sat 4 Feb – This week there’ll be new tracks from Chris Wood,  Megson, Skerryvore,  Emily Maguire, Robyn Stapleton and Gloucestershire singer/songwriter Keith Thompson Plus music from Fisherman’s Friends, Spiro, Luke Jackson, and The Battlefield Band

Sat 11 Feb – This week there’ll be new tracks from Faustus, Stephen Fearing, Sean Taylor, Brendan Hendry & Jonny Toman, Dipper Malkin, and Gloucestershire singer/songwriter Hattie Briggs, Plus music from Fara, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, and Michael McGoldrick

Sat 18 Feb – There’ll be new tracks from Police Dog Hogan, The Hut People, Eilis Kennedy, The Shake The Chains projectLewis & LeighImar, and Geoff Lakeman – father of Seth, Sean, and Sam- Plus music by Kimmie RhodesKitty McFarlane, and local band The Bob Porter Project

Thank you so much for your continued support – 

I hope to see you somewhere this year.

With kind regards,
Johnny

johnny@johnnycoppin.co.uk          www.johnnycoppin.co.uk

Facebook page    http://www.facebook.com/johnnycoppin

 

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CHRISTMAS RADIO SHOWS

A reminder that therell be a special 65min edition of my acoustic show on Christmas Eve 
starting earlier at 5pm
My BBC ACOUSTIC RADIO SHOW – is every Saturday from 5.30pm on BBC  Radio Gloucestershire  playing acoustic music on FM, AM, DAB, online and listen again for 30 days!!!  on http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiogloucestershire
SCHEDULE  JOHNNY COPPIN SHOWS available on listen again- with playlists and gig guides
 
Still available to listen again are:-
Sat 26th Nov –  new tracks from Steeleye Span, Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, 
Merry Hell, Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith, and Chris Murphy
Scottish music from Skerryvore, and Ewen McPherson
As well tracks from Plumhall, Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin,
and local acoustic group Blondes With Beards
Sat 3rd Dec – new tracks from Home Service, Kate RusbyJohn McSherry, The Georgia Shackleton Trio, 
Jed Grimes & Rob File, Alex Cumming & Nicola Beazley, Alden, Patterson & Dashwood
A track from Martyn Wyndham-Read,as well as americana music from local singer/songwriters Elles Bailey, and Heather Bristow,
Sat 10th Dec –  new tracks from The Albion Christmas Band, Ange Hardy, The Magical Christmas Tree, 
 Chris Cleverley, and local singer Hattie Briggs
Plus music from Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band, Boo Hewerdine, Kate Rusby, 
Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow, and local band Roving Crows
 
Sat 17th Dec – a 60 min programme packed full of great acoustic music for Christmas and Midwinter from the likes of
Cara Dillon, Emily Smith, Carmina, St Agnes Fountain, John Kirkpatrick, Ewan McLennan,
The Changing Room, Carmina, and Gloucestershire band Puzzlejug
 
Thank you so much for your support – have a very Happy Christmas and
I hope to see you somewhere in the New Year
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CHRISTMAS 2016

JOHNNY COPPIN NEWSLETTER CHRISTMAS 2016

P O Box 27, Stroud, Glos.  GL6 0YQ
tel no. 01453 885088
johnny@johnnycoppin.co.uk          www.johnnycoppin.co.uk

Facebook page    http://www.facebook.com/johnnycoppin

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

Thank you so much for your continued support.

The Christmas Tour went really well so a HUGE thank you to: 

Paul Burgess, Dik Cadbury, and Geoff March for their excellent playing; to Martin Fry for wonderful images, Jane Hutton for stage decoration, Tony Lloyd for PA, and Crispin Thomas for agency and promotion

To all the venue organisers and helpers in Fernham, Bridgwater, Havant, Biddulph, Belper, Stroud, Nailsea and Cheltenham.

– And of course to you the audience for coming along and making us feel welcome – we couldn’t possibly do the shows without you!

There’ll be feedback and reaction to the Tour in the January E Newsletter.

The new ALL ON A WINTER’S NIGHT album has been received well – with airplay on many radio stations including

A track on Mark Radcliffe’s Folk Show on BBC Radio 2 this week, record of the week this week on both BBC Radio nan Gaidheal (see http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b084klj3 ) and BBC Radio Ulster  (see http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0859ggw)

plus BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Wales, and From Albion And Beyond on KUAR radio in Texas!

Right now It’s time to rest, and enjoy the delights of Christmas –

Family and friends, and of course the music!

A reminder that there’ll be a special 65min edition of my acoustic show on Christmas Eve starting earlier at 5pm

My BBC ACOUSTIC RADIO SHOW – is every Saturday from 5.30pm on BBC  Radio Gloucestershire  playing acoustic music on FM, AM, DAB, online and listen again for 30 days!!!  on http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiogloucestershire

SCHEDULE – JOHNNY COPPIN SHOWS available on listen again- with playlists and gig guides

Still available to listen again are:-

Sat 26th Nov –  new tracks from Steeleye Span, Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, Merry Hell, Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith, and Chris Murphy, Scottish music from Skerryvore, and Ewen McPherson As well tracks from Plumhall, Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin, and local acoustic group Blondes With Beards

Sat 3rd Dec – new tracks from Home Service, Kate RusbyJohn McSherry, The Georgia Shackleton Trio, Jed Grimes & Rob File, Alex Cumming & Nicola Beazley, Alden, Patterson & Dashwood –A track from Martyn Wyndham-Read,as well as americana music from local singer/songwriters Elles Bailey, and Heather Bristow,

Sat 10th Dec –  new tracks from The Albion Christmas Band, Ange Hardy, The Magical Christmas Tree, Chris Cleverley, and local singer Hattie Briggs- Plus music from Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band, Boo Hewerdine, Kate Rusby, Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow, and local band Roving Crows

Sat 17th Dec – a 60 min programme packed full of great acoustic music for Christmas and Midwinter from the likes of  Cara Dillon, Emily Smith, Carmina, St Agnes Fountain, John Kirkpatrick, Ewan McLennanThe Changing Room, Carmina, and Gloucestershire band Puzzlejug

Thank you so much for your support – have a very Happy Christmas and

I hope to see you somewhere in the New Year


With kind regards,
Johnny

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NEW CHRISTMAS ALBUM – DECEMBER 2016

 THE NEW CHRISTMAS ALBUM  is out now!

ALL ON A WINTER’S NIGHT

“A sincere and wonderful arranged album” – Liverpool Sound & Vision

On sale at the Christmas concerts in December.

Or if not best to order by email or post.

Email all credit card details (inc security code on back)  in separate emails

or post a cheque or credit card details to

Red Sky Records, P O Box 27, Stroud, GL6 0YQ

The price is £12.95 inc P&P

NOTE ***Phoning is more difficult as I’ll be on tour- and not around much to deal with phone orders.***

Playing on the album are Paul Burgess, Dik Cadbury, Karen Tweed, and Geoff March.

It was recorded at ffg Audio studio at Bredon near Tewkesbury;  the album cover has images by Martin Fry and design by John Neilson.

“I’ve always loved the music associated with midwinter and the Christmas season.  I hope you’ll enjoy these carols and songs that have featured in my All On A Winter’s NIght concerts over the past few years.”

The tracks include All On A Winter’s Night, Counting The Hours To Christmas, The Christmas Star ( by Kimmie Rhodes)Halsway Carol (by Nigel Eaton) Welcome In Another Year (by Zoe Mulford) , Mick Dolan’s tune A Connemara ChristmasSnow In The Street (with words by William Morris), and classics like God Rest You Merry Gentlemen, In The Bleak Midwinter (with Gustav Holst’s tune “Cranham”)Gabriel’s Message (Basque carol with English words by Sabine Baring Gould), and O Holy Night.

The album is dedicated to the memory of my dad Alan, and in memory of Mick Dolan.

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November/December Newsletter

JOHNNY COPPIN  NEWSLETTER –  NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016

P O Box 27, Stroud, Glos.  GL6 0YQ
tel no. 01453 885088
johnny@johnnycoppin.co.uk          www.johnnycoppin.co.uk

Facebook page    http://www.facebook.com/johnnycoppin

“Arguably the clearest and most soothing male vocal 

                        in the world of British folk music”  – Folk Radio UK

What’s in this newsletter?

–  Latest News  

–  Concert dates  – now until Christmas!

–  New All On A Winters Night album is out now!

–  First review of the new album

–  My BBC acoustic radio shows – available on listen again 

*LATEST NEWS

The new album is out at last! – “A wonderful arranged album” – Liverpool Sound & Vision

And 

I’m really looking forward to the ALL ON A WINTER’S NIGHT CHRISTMAS TOUR – 

Here’s a reminder that we are starting at FERNHAM near FARINGDON,  and BRIDGWATER   This coming weekend – 2nd and 3rd December – 

Then on to HAVANT, BIDDULPH, BELPER, STROUD, NAILSEA, and CHELTENHAM

There are also a few radio interviews coming up –

full details of these are in the Concerts section below

 

* THE NEW CHRISTMAS ALBUM  is out now!

“A sincere and wonderful arranged album” – Liverpool Sound & Vision

On sale at the Christmas concerts in December.

Or if not best to order by email or post.

Email all credit card details (inc security code on back)  in separate emails

or post a cheque or credit card details to

Red Sky Records, P O Box 27, Stroud, GL6 0YQ

The price is £12.95 inc P&P

Phoning is more difficult as I’ll be on tour- and not around much to deal with phone orders.

Playing on the album are Paul Burgess, Dik Cadbury, Karen Tweed, and Geoff March.

It was recorded at ffg Audio studio at Bredon near Tewkesbury;  the album cover has images by Martin Fry and design by John Neilson.

“I’ve always loved the music associated with midwinter and the Christmas season.  I hope you’ll enjoy these carols and songs that have featured in my All On A Winter’s NIght concerts over the past few years.”

The tracks include All On A Winter’s Night, Counting The Hours To Christmas, The Christmas Star ( by Kimmie Rhodes),  Halsway Carol (by Nigel Eaton) Welcome In Another Year (by Zoe Mulford) , Mick Dolan’s tune A Connemara Christmas,  Snow In The Street (with words by William Morris), and classics like God Rest You Merry Gentlemen, In The Bleak Midwinter (with Gustav Holst’s tune “Cranham”)Gabriel’s Message (Basque carol with English words by Sabine Baring Gould), and O Holy Night.

The album is dedicated to the memory of my dad Alan, and in memory of Mick Dolan.

ALL ON A WINTER’S NIGHT CHRISTMAS TOUR DATES  2nd to 22nd December

I am really looking forward to touring again with PAUL BURGESS and DIK CADBURY in Oxfordshire, Somerset (twice) , Hampshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, and Gloucestershire (twice).

The concerts at Stroud and Cheltenham are with GEOFF MARCH (cello) and images by MARTIN FRY

And the Nailsea concert will also have images by MARTIN FRY.

‘Unbelievably beautiful music…just what you need for Christmas’   English Dance & Song

‘A wonderful collection of traditional material and new gems’ Birmingham Post

‘Hugely enjoyable’ Manchester Evening News

All the Christmas tour details are listed below….so do hope you can join us!

TOUR DATES

NOVEMBER

Mon 28    BBC Radio Oxford interview at 14.30

DECEMBER 

ALL ON A WINTER’S NIGHT Tour with Paul Burgess & Dik Cadbury

Thu 1  BBC Radio Bristol/Somerset interview at 14.00

Fri 2  FARINGDON – Folk in Fernham – St John’s Church, Fernham nr Faringdon, Oxon. 7.30pm  Tickets – www.wegottickets.com/event/367538    Info from  silijam@whitehorsewhisperers.com

 Sat 3  BRIDGWATER – McMillan Theatre, Lower Bath Rd, Bridgwater TA6 4PZ  8pm Tickets/Info  01278 556677  https://mcmillantheatre.com

Sat 10  HAVANT – Spring Arts,  56 East St, Havant PO9 1BS 8pm   Tickets  023 9247 2700   http://thespring.co.uk

Tue 13    BBC Radio Gloucestershire interview at 14.00

BBC Radio Stoke interview at 15.30

Wed 14  BIDDULPH – St Lawrence’s Church, Congleton Road, Biddulph. ST8 7RG   7.30pm  Tickets  Johnny Coppin’s ‘All on a Winter’s Night’   also 01782 523277   and several local outlets

Thu 15  BELPER – Christ Church   7.30 for 8pm Tickets/ Info: 01773 853428   prpromotions@w3z.co.uk

Sat 17  STROUD – Subscription Rooms  7.30pm  Tickets/ Info  01453 760900  http://www.subscriptionrooms.org.uk  With GEOFF MARCH and images by MARTIN FRY

Sun 18  NAILSEA  – Tithe Barn, Nailsea, Somerset. Doors 7pm with Barley Rye Choir.

Tickets  01275 790 915   www.nailseafolkclub.co.uk

Thu 22  CHELTENHAM – Bacon Theatre 7.30pm Tickets/ Info  01242 258002   http://www.bacontheatre.co.uk     With GEOFF MARCH and images by MARTIN FRY

*NEW ALBUM REVIEW  

Johnny Coppin – All On A Winter’s Night. Red Sky Records RSKCD 121

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Christmas has a horrible habit of feeding many addictions, of allowing the schmaltz and the more commercial, the more consumed side of the festive period to be seen in all disturbing glory. It is hard not to be cynical about the time of year when so many people are either left alone or in want of conversation, a roof over their heads or something to eat; it is the time of year that can bring out the very worst in people…and thankfully the absolute best, the most beautiful in humanity, it is a credo that Johnny Coppin adheres throughout his sincere and wonderful arranged album  All On A Winter’s Night.

Like many of his musical kin, Johnny Coppin turns to the real point, the salient and proper point of the time of year, one of reflection not greed, one of harmony and not destruction, the very peace we all search for but for many arguably is one that comes with a price tag and with the only hope that it does not make too much of a noise.Not perhaps so much Christmas with all its glitter and gold, the fashionable fighting for space with the five minute comfortable, instead this is honest contemplation, the community tree in the square, the signs of good things not cash till singing out as profit becomes a new and unsightly god. In all of this Johnny Coppin marks out the album with sincerity, with style and most important of all, true worth; it is a worth that has the smooth voice of the musician captivating his audience and one that is perfect for the time of year, one without a cola bottle in sight, just friends and loved ones enjoying Time.

With wonderful tracks such as How Far is Bethlehem?, Counting the Hours Till Christmas, Snow In The Street, and a very superb version of the traditional song In The Bleak Midwinter, All On A Winter’s Night is a response to the commercial and the forever consumed that enough is enough, let the light be bright by all means but instead of fighting for that last extra pound to which some cannot afford, sit round a fire, tell stories, listen to your loved ones without reply and take in music that isn’t based on 20th century corporate machine, instead one of the best things you can do is listen and love Johnny Coppin.     Ian D. Hall

* FEEDBACK FROM RECENT CONCERTS

From GLOUCESTER

“So pleased I was able to make your concert on Friday – a lovely venue with great acoustics. Thanks for doing lots of my favourite Gloucestershire songs (- makes me even more sad I never saw your 1980s TV prog on the Gloucestershire poets which I think I would have really liked.” – L H, Exeter

“Your concert last night was very enjoyable – there were a few songs I have not heard before, – but I should have requested the Cotswold tiles song!  Paul was in great form too, and you had a good number in the audience. Lovely acoustics in that room” – S E,  Stroud

“Brilliant gig on Friday at King’s School – I thought you were in excellent voice, and enjoyed everything. So nice to have a number of young people being so enthusiastic too!”- K G, Stroud

From ABERYSTWYTH

“I really appreciated your singing The Oxen for me, thank you, as it’s such a special song and one which I’ve made a point of playing every Christmas Eve ever since I first heard you sing it at the QEH in Bristol during the late 1990s.  I hope you’ve now recovered from the shock!  And thank goodness I won’t have to worry any longer about my cassette snapping, now that I have my brand new CD!” – R.D, Mid Wales

* ALBUMS available by Mail Order –

All On A Winter’s Night – NEW!

Borderland
The Winding Stair
Breaking the Silence
 (with Mike Silver),
The Gloucestershire Collection
Afterwords the Decameron live album from 2001  –
these CDs are all £12.95 each.

(£15.75 for European mainland / £17 for rest of the world)

And at £10.95 are
3 earlier Christmas albums….
Keep the Flame,
West Country Christmas,
A Country Christmas,   

plus

Line of Blue 

Roll on Dreamer
The Glorious Glosters 

All these CDs are £10.95 each.

(£13.75 for European mainland / £15 for rest of the world)

Note — Edge of Day – with Laurie Lee  THIS IS OUT OF STOCK

Albums are on sale at the Christmas concerts in December.

Or if not best to order by email or post.

Email all credit card details (inc security code on back)  in separate emails to  johnny@johnnycoppin.co.uk

or post a cheque or credit card details to

Red Sky Records, P O Box 27, Stroud, GL6 0YQ

*Note*   Phoning is more difficult as I’ll be on tour- and not around much to deal with phone orders.

* My BBC ACOUSTIC RADIO SHOW – is every Saturday from 5.30pm on BBC  Radio Gloucestershire  

playing acoustic music on FM, AM, online and now you can listen again for 30 days!!!  on 

SCHEDULE – JOHNNY COPPIN SHOWS available on listen again- with playlists and gig guides

These programmes are still available to listen again –

Sat 29 October – new tracks from Faustus, Damien Dempsey, Lisa Hannigan,John McSherry, Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow, and Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, Plus a new single by Amy Goddard for the Aberfan Memorial Charity, As well as music by Andy Irvine

Sat 5 November –  new albums from MERRY HELL, SETH LAKEMAN, TIM EDEY, LUKE JACKSON, HEG AND THE WOLF CHORUS, THE CISRCLELINES  As well as a new single from up-and- coming Gloucestershire singer/songwriter HENRY BATEMANAnd music from THE DOVETAIL TRIO, and PETER KNIGHT’S GIGSPANNER

Sat 12 November – new tracks from Jim Moray, Lady Maisery, Martyn Joseph, and Winter Mountain, songs for Remembrance weekend from The Changing Room, and Merry Hell  Plus music from accordion queens Sharon Shannon, and Karen Tweed As well as Hank Wangford, and Canadian duo Fraser & Girard

Sat 19 November –tracks from Cara Dillon, Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, We Banjo 3,  The Furrow Collective, Methera, Ewen MacPherson, and Danielle Lewis  Plus from Welsh trio Alaw, and Paul Downes

Sat 26 November – new tracks from Steeleye Span, Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, Merry Hell, Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith, and Chris Murphy  Scottish music from Skerryvore, and Ewen McPherson As well tracks from Plumhall, Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin, and local acoustic group Blondes With Beards

*** Looking ahead  – 2 special programmes full of acoustic Christmas music..

the 17th December radio show will be 60 mins from normal time of 17.30hrs on FM/AM, DAB  and online – and iPlayer for 30 days..

the 24th December radio show will be 65 mins from slightly earlier time of 17.00hrs on FM/AM, DAB  and online – and iPlayer for 30 days..

ohttp://www.bbc.co.uk/radiogloucestershire

I really appreciate your support – just couldn’t do it all without you.

Hope to see you somewhere on tour very soon.


Kind regards,
Johnny

johnny@johnnycoppin.co.uk          www.johnnycoppin.co.uk

Facebook page    http://www.facebook.com/johnnycoppin

 

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OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

JOHNNY COPPIN  NEWSLETTER – OCTOBER 2016

P O Box 27, Stroud, Glos.  GL6 0YQ
tel no. 01453 885088
johnny@johnnycoppin.co.uk          www.johnnycoppin.co.uk

Facebook page    http://www.facebook.com/johnnycoppin

This coming Friday 7th October, please come and support me and Paul Burgess in the atmospheric chapel at

The Convent near Stroud –   where every concert is filmed and broadcast live from 21.00hrs on the internet via netgig.co.uk

So you there’s chance to watch it even if you can’t make it to the concert.

What’s in this newsletter?

–  Latest News  

–  Concert dates  – now until Christmas!

–  New Christmas album 

–  My BBC acoustic radio shows – available on listen again 

*LATEST NEWS

Really looking forward to these concerts coming up in week or so …full details are in the Concerts section.

this Friday 7th October, I’m in concert with PAUL BURGESS in the atmospheric chapel at The Convent near Stroud 

where every concert is filmed and broadcast live on the internet via netgig. Come and be part of the audience!

Then there are solo concerts at Lingfield, near East Grinstead on Friday 14th Oct,

and Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Wed 19th October.

Many thanks for coming along to the really enjoyable gigs at Wolverhampton with Mike Silver,

and Nettlebed with Phil Beer.  Always wonderful to see you there………

*FORTHCOMING CONCERTS 

OCTOBER

Fri 7   STROUD – with PAUL BURGESS – The Convent, Convent Lane, South Woodchester GL5 5HS– doors 8pm, show starts 9pm – Tickets 01453 835138

also watch live online via  www. theconvent.netgig.co.uk

Fri 14  EAST GRINSTEAD –  Victoria Sports and Social Club, 54 High Street, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6AA  8pm

Tickets  Dave Wilkes   07889 199 595  And on a site called eventbrite.

https://JohnnyCoppin-Lingfield.eventbrite.co.uk   info: davew@albert-ross.co.uk

Wed 19  ABERYSTWYTH – Arts Centre, Penglais Campus of University,  SY23 3DE

Box Office 01970 623232 http://www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk

*Music for The Festival Players production of HAMLET –  

 at The Bread & Roses Theatre, Clapham in London until  15 October 

(Tues to Sat 7.30pm plus Thursdays at 1.30pm)

Directed by Michael Dyer with music by Johnny Coppin

For all info see  http://www.thefestivalplayers.co.uk

NOVEMBER

Fri 4  GLOUCESTER –    “Songs of Gloucestershire and beyond”   with PAUL BURGESS

         The Ivor Gurney Hall, Kings School, GL1 2BG   7.30pm   Box Office – King’s School 01452 337337

Sat 19 BOSCASTLE – with MIKE SILVER – The Village Hall 8pm    Tickets 01840 213910

Sun 20  PLYMOUTH – with MIKE SILVER  – Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Devon 7.45pm

To reserve seats email folkonthemoor1@gmail.com

DECEMBER 

ALL ON A WINTER’S NIGHT Tour with Paul Burgess & Dik Cadbury

Fri 2  FARINGDON – Folk in Fernham – St John’s Church, Fernham nr Faringdon, Oxon. 7.30pm

Tickets – www.wegottickets.com/event/367538    Info from  silijam@whitehorsewhisperers.com

 Sat 3  BRIDGWATER – McMillan Theatre, Lower Bath Rd, Bridgwater TA6 4PZ  8pm Tickets/Info  01278 556677  https://mcmillantheatre.com

With images by MARTIN FRY

Sat 10  HAVANT – Spring Arts,  56 East St, Havant PO9 1BS 8pm   Tickets  023 9247 2700   http://thespring.co.uk

Wed 14  BIDDULPH – St Lawrence’s Church, Congleton Road, Biddulph. ST8 7RG   7.30pm

Tickets  Johnny Coppin’s ‘All on a Winter’s Night’   also 01782 523277   and several local outlets

Thu 15  BELPER – Christ Church   7.30pm Tickets/ Info: 01773 853428   prpromotions@w3z.co.uk

Sat 17  STROUD – Subscription Rooms  7.30pm  Tickets/ Info  01453 760900  http://www.subscriptionrooms.org.uk

With GEOFF MARCH and images by MARTIN FRY

Sun 18  NAILSEA  – Tithe Barn, Nailsea, Somerset. Doors 7pm with Barley Rye Choir.

Tickets  01275 790 915   www.nailseafolkclub.co.uk

Thu 22  CHELTENHAM – Bacon Theatre 7.30pm Tickets/ Info  01242 258002   http://www.bacontheatre.co.uk

With GEOFF MARCH and images by MARTIN FRY

* THE NEW CHRISTMAS ALBUM  

At the moment I’m busy finishing the recording the new album in time for the All On A Winter’s Night tour. 

Playing on the album are Paul Burgess, Dik Cadbury, Karen Tweed, and Geoff March.

There will be December tour dates in Oxfordshire, Somerset (twice) , Hampshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire,

And Gloucestershire (twice)

All the Christmas tour details are listed above….so do hope you can join us!

* ALBUMS available by Mail Order –

Borderland
The Winding Stair
Breaking the Silence
 (with Mike Silver),
The Gloucestershire Collection
Afterwords the Decameron live album from 2001  –
these CDs are all £12.95 each.

(£15.50 for European mainland / £17 for rest of the world)

And at £10.95 are
Line of Blue 

Edge of Day – with Laurie Lee
Roll on Dreamer
The Glorious Glosters
and 3 Christmas albums….
Keep the Flame,
West Country Christmas,
A Country Christmas,   

these CDs are £10.95 each.

(£13.50 for European mainland / £15 for rest of the world)

Please order by phone on 01453 885088 for credit cards
or by email  johnny@johnnycoppin.co.uk

or by post to  Red Sky Records, P O BOX 27, Stroud, GL6 0YQ. UK

My BBC ACOUSTIC RADIO SHOW – is every Saturday from 5.30pm on BBC  Radio Gloucestershire  

playing acoustic music on FM, AM, online and now you can listen again for 30 days!!!  on http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiogloucestershire

 

 

 

 

 

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