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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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LATEST NEWS – AUGUST 2016

JOHNNY COPPIN  E-NEWSLETTER – AUGUST 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

What’s in this E newsletter?

–  Latest News  

–  Concert dates  – September until Christmas!

–  Albums available

–  My BBC acoustic radio shows – on listen again for 30 days!!!

LATEST NEWS

I have some exciting concerts coming up in next two months..details are in the Concerts section.

There are solo concerts at Shrewsbury on Sat 10th Sept for charity

Lingfield, near East Grinstead on Friday 14th Oct,

and Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Wed 19th October.

plus

2 with Mike Silver – on Sat 3rd Sept at Ascott under Wychwood, and Sat 24th Sept at Tettenhall

A rare reunion gig with Phil Beer (from Show of Hands) on 26th Sept at Nettlebed Folk Club 

Also, on Fri 7th October, please do come and support me in the atmospheric chapel at The Convent nr Stroud – where every concert is filmed and broadcast live on the internet via netgig. Come and be part of the audience!

A new Christmas album will be recorded next month in time for the All On A Winter’s Night tour with Paul Burgess and Dik Cadbury.

We’ll be playing in Oxfordshire, Somerset (twice) , Hampshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire,

And Gloucestershire (twice)

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

Recent gigs I’ve really enjoyed have been –

Zervas & Pepper at The Convent –

Cheltenham band Harper’s Ferry, Anna Corcoran, and Robert Vincent —at the Kings Head in Cirencester

The John Langan Band, and Hot Feet  at Smugglers Trail Festival on Minchinhampton Common

The young Stroud singer/songwriter Sophronie at Subscription Rooms Café in Stroud,

The Allison Lupton Band from Canada – featuring the amazing fiddle player Shane Cook – also in Stroud.

Then, at the Village Pump Folk Festival in Wiltshire, I saw young Scottish band BarluathHannah Sanders with Ben Savage, two other great duos Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston, and O’Hooley & Tidow, plus those pirates from the North West- Mark Radcliffe’s Galleon Blast featuring Nick Mitchell, the oldest living cabin boy in Cheshire!

Early in August, the incredible Alash Ensemble ( a trio from Tuva nr. Mongolia)

Played at a totally packed Prince Albert in Stroud – we all marvelled at their traditional throat–singing, songs and instruments.

And just last weekend, The Unsung Roots (Seth Bye & Katie Griffin ) did a fine set at Barny’s in Stroud, complete with their new EP.

What a summer it has been for sport  – in July there was the weekend of Sat 9/Sun 10, followed by Wimbledon and Davis Cup tennis, and then the Tour de France,

And this month of course it has been the greatest show on earth –  the Olympics!

Some very sad news – at the Village Pump Festival, Julian Littman (of Steeleye Span, Charlie Dore) told me of the loss of Pete Zorn back in April.

He was a multi-instrumentalist and a member of The Arizona Smoke Revue, The Albion Band, Richard Thompson’s band, and more recently Steeleye Span.

He also worked with both Gerry Rafferty and Barbara Dixon. He played soprano saxophone on my Reach Out For You track on the Force of the River album,  plus percussion on the title track. A really sad loss.

*CONCERTS 

SEPTEMBER

Sat 3  CHIPPING NORTON  with MIKE SILVER  –  Wychwood Folk Club Tiddy Hall, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AG Start 8pm

Tickets contact: Mark/Elaine – 01993 831427 or 07870 563299  wychwoodfolkclub@zoho.com

 Sat 10  SHREWSBURY  – Charity concert in aid of Margaret Junior School in Uganda. Trinity Centre, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury. 7:30 pm     Tickets & Details from Roger Ford 01743 246352

Sat 17   LOSTWITHIEL FOLK FESTIVAL, Cornwall – with MIKE SILVER –  EVENT CANCELLED  Further info http://www.deckchairproductions@co.Uk

Sat 24   TETTENHALL, Newhampton Arts Centre –  with MIKE SILVER 7.30pm

Tickets   www.ticketsource.co.uk/newhamptonartscentre

Mon 26   NETTLEBED Village Club, nr Henley, Oxon  – with PHIL BEER  8pm 

Box Office 01628 636620 http://www.nettlebedfolkclub.co.uk

OCTOBER

Fri 7   STROUD – The Convent, South Woodchester – doors 8pm, show starts 9pm – Tickets 01453 835138 – also watch live online http://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

NOVEMBER

Fri 4  GLOUCESTER –    “Songs of Gloucestershire and beyond” with PAUL BURGESS –  The Ivor Gurney Hall, Kings School   7.30pm   Box Office – King’s School

Sun 20  PLYMOUTH – Folk on the Moor – with MIKE SILVER 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    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

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  www.subscriptionrooms.org.uk

Sun 18  NAILSEA  – Tithe Barn, Nailsea, Somerset 7.30pm

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

Music for The Festival Players summer tour of HAMLET –  open-air dates until 31 August

Then at The Bread & Roses Theatre, Clapham in London from 27 Sept to 15 October  (Tues to Sat 7.30pm plus Thursdays at 1.30pm)

Directed by Michael Dyer with music by Johnny Coppin

For all the tour dates see    http://www.thefestivalplayers.co.uk

* 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 – now on CD !

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

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

Sat 23 July – new tracks from Doolin’The Breath, New Celeste, and West My Friend, Plus music from The Black Feathers, Michael McGoldrickSam Kelly,Calan, Hannah Sanders, and Duncan Chisholm 

Sat 30 July  – There’ll be new tracks from the American band Darlingside, folk-rock band Merry Hell, Trail WestReg MeurossDana Immanuel & The Stolen Band, and young Gloucestershire performer Katie Griffin. Plus music from Pete Coe & Alice Jones, The Urban Folk Quartet, and Manran

Sat 6 August  This week is Gloucestershire Roots: New Shoots Part 1 Showcasing some of the county’s up and coming acoustic acts – From the likes of The Black Feathers, Hattie Briggs, and Bewelian. There’ll also be new albums from Oysterband, Chris Leslie (from Fairport Convention), and young Worcestershire trio Grannys Attic.

Sat 13 August –  This week is Gloucestershire Roots: New Shoots Part 2 Showcasing some of the county’s up and coming acoustic acts – From the likes of Ben Maggs, Edd DonovanSophronie, and Henry Bateman. There’ll also be new albums from The Changing Room, The Eskies, and a track in tribute to the Irish band Clannad.

Sat 20 August –   Features an interview with Gloucestershire duo The Unsung Roots Talking about their new album.  There’s also music from Lynched, The Bills, Bush Gothic,The Barra MacNeils, and Peter Knights Gigspanner.

Thank you so much for your support 

Really hope to see you somewhere soon.

Kind regards,
Johnny

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

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LATEST NEWS JUNE 2016

JOHNNY COPPIN    E-NEWSLETTER JUNE 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

What’s in this E newsletter?

–  Latest News  

–  Concerts and Festival dates  June to September

–  My BBC acoustic radio shows – on listen again for 30 days!!!

*LATEST NEWS  

Do come to CHEPSTOW FESTIVAL on Sat 2 July where Paul Burgess and I will be performing  “Songs of the Borderland” – details below!    

Many thanks for your support at WINCHCOMBE FESTIVAL OF ARTS & MUSIC  last month

And WIMBORNE MINSTER FOLK FESTIVAL – with MIKE SILVER  recently ( Mike and I weren’t feeling too great but somehow we got through the set!)

Recently I have enjoyed gigs featuring the legendary Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, local band Harper’s FerryKara (from Hertfordshire), and The Stroud Americana Festival with Brooks Williams, Hannah Johnson & The Broken Hearts, Kevin Brown etc. 

 

*CONCERTS and FESTIVALS 

 

JULY 

Sat 2     CHEPSTOW FESTIVAL  with PAUL BURGESS  – Songs of the Borderland”  Drill Hall, 8pm   BOX OFFICE  TEL NO:  01291 625981 (Chepstow Museum)

Sun 10   CHELTENHAM MUSIC FESTIVAL – Freestage in Imperial Gardens  –  12 noon    2 songs with Cheltenham Youth Choir, followed by a short set with PAUL BURGESS

SEPTEMBER

Sat 3  CHIPPING NORTON  with MIKE SILVER  –  Wychwood Folk Club, Tiddy Hall, Ascott under Wychwood, Oxon ……

 Sat 10  SHREWSBURY  – Charity concert in aid of Margaret Junior School, Uganda

Trinity Centre, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury. 7:30 pm     Tickets & Details from Roger Ford 01743 246352

Sat 17   LOSTWITHIEL FOLK FESTIVAL, Cornwall – with MIKE SILVER –  EVENT CANCELLED  Further info http://www.deckchairproductions@co.Uk

Sat 24   TETTENHALL, Newhampton Arts Centre –  with MIKE SILVER

Mon 26   NETTLEBED Village Club, nr Henley, Oxon  – with PHIL BEER

 

**SEE CONCERT DATES PAGE  FOR JUNE TO DECEMBER 2016 **

 

**THERE ARE STILL ONE OR TWO DATES LEFT FOR OUR CHRISTMAS TOUR IN DECEMBER 2016** PLEASE DO GET IN TOUCH

 

* Music for HAMLET summer tour by The Festival Players —until October

Open-air Shakespeare – directed by Michael Dyer with music by Johnny Coppin

For all the tour dates see    http://www.thefestivalplayers.co.uk

* 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 – now on CD !

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 from off the beaten track on FM, AM, online and now you can 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

These programmes are still available to listen again –

Sat 21 May – special guest is young Scottish singer Claire Hastings talking about her debut album. Plus there’s also music from Rory McLeod, Gilmore and Roberts, Rura,  Gordon Lightfoot, Karen Tweed, and local duo The Vogwells

Sat 28 May  new tracks from Christy Moore, Bonnie Raitt, Sam Carter, Ninebarrow, Rydvall & Mjelva Plus a preview of the Stroud Americana Festival and Wychwood Music Festival –with live music from Sarana Verlin & Billy Brandt, and tracks from Brooks Williams, Keston Cobblers ClubThe Toy Hearts, and Kara

Sat 4 June –  Features an interview with acclaimed American singer/songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter  Talking about her new album. There’s new tracks from Irish band Goitse and Kaity Rae, music from Kevin Brown, Jim Causley, Jeff Warner, and local band The White Horse Whisperers

Sat 11 June –   There’ll be new tracks from Joan Baez, Brooks Williams, and Irish band Beoga. Music from Mark Radcliffe’s Galleon Blast, Simpson Cutting Kerr, local acts Henry Bateman, and Seth Bye & Katie Griffin plus a track in memory of Dave Swarbrick

Sat 18 June – features an interview with Hattie Briggs talking about her new album.There’s also music from Shawn Colvin & Steve EarleSam Carter, Blazin’ Fiddles, Goitse, Applewood Road, The Bonfire Radicals, plus Kim Lowings & The Greenwood

Thank you so much for your support 

Really hope to see you somewhere soon.


Kind regards,
Johnny

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

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

 

 

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LATEST NEWS – MAY 2016

*LATEST NEWS  

This week on Tues 24th May I’m really looking forward to playing at WINCHCOMBE FESTIVAL OF ARTS & MUSIC  – solo at The White Hart, High Street 7.30pm

Tickets from Box Office 01242 602925      and online     www.winchcombefestival.co.uk

Then on Friday 27th May  I will be joining KAREN TWEED AND FRIENDS BIRTHDAY CONCERT PARTY  at The Hen and Chicken in BRISTOL. It is to commemorate her 27th year as a professional musician. Other guest musicians include Roger Wilson, Karen Street, Richard Hughes, Kirsten Hellier, Ivan Miletitch,  John Neiloson, and Andy Tweed. Tickets are Free by reservation – email :   info@karentweed.com or tel / text : 07522 606871    www.karentweed.com

A free event but raising money (by donations) to Alzheimers UK and The Samaritans.

 

Recently I had a great time at these clubs and concerts – The  Saltcellar Folk Club in BRISTOL (along with Jim Reynolds, James Slater, Bernard Hoskin, Keith Hyett, and many great floor singers!),  Folk in the Foyer at EVESHAM Arts Centre (along with excellent support set from Colin Pitts) , and at St James Church on GUERNSEY with Mike Silver on the 30th April to celebrate Andrew Warry’s 70th birthday! So a big thank you to all the organisers and to all those who supported these gigs.

Also we have just had an excellent Songwriting Weekend in Stroud – with students working very hard to produce some very good songs. So a personal thank you to Sue Freck for sharing her house, to Sue Edwards for all the food as well as being a student, and to Karina, Genevieve, Joe, Geoff, Dave S, and Dave D for all your creativity.

The Festival Players summer tour of Shakespeare’s Hamlet has just started with mainly outdoor performances in Belgium, Netherlands, Norway and all over England, Scotland, and Wales. It is directed by Michael Dyer and includes my music  – for full tour details see website www.thefestivalplayers.co.uk for a date near you.

Recent gigs I have seen singer/songwriter Daria Kulesh, local singer/guitarist Colin Sillence with great back up from Robert Holmes and Richard Lloyd. Then last night in Cheltenham I enjoyed Glos. band Harper’s Ferry, along with 2 fine acoustic duos Two Ways Home, and Gypsyfingers.

Stroud Americana Festival is coming up on the first weekend of June  – well worth going along to see on Friday and  Saturday Brooks Williams (USA), Hannah Johnson & The Broken Hearts, Adam Sweet, Sons of the Delta, Verlin & Brandt (USA), Silurian – then on Sunday – Russell Joslin , The Ponderosa, and the excellent Kevin Brown Trio – The Subscription Rooms, Prince Albert, and Black Book Cafe in Stroud Box Office tel no. 01453 760900.

*EMAILS 

Thank you for your excellent gig at the Saltcellar Folk Club. We loved your music and are still enjoying your CD with the Winding Stair song. – L.B in Bristol

Really enjoyed your performance tonight in Bristol. I googled  ‘Roll on Dreamer’ and to my amazement there was an LP on e-bay being sold in Weston Super Mare for a fiver. I went down and collected it today and have just played it. Sleeve and record surface are in great condition and it sounded super.

It must have been sold at one of your concerts as you have written “To Lucie and Dominic, with Best Wishes, J Coppin” on the rear of the sleeve.

While exploring the sleeve inner hoping to find a sheet of lyrics the left half of a torn concert ticket fell out  which deciphered says “Tryclops Ltd in Conjunction with Cheltenham News present an Evening of Johnny … and Guest ….Playing Songs of Gloucestershire ….. College of St Paul’s & St Mary’s …..Friday 30th October …Admission £4 “. Does this jog any distant memories ?

Anyway, I must say your first album stands the test of time and its great to have the original LP together with an interesting bit of history – but I have to apologise for not adding to your sale of CD’s…   – J.F in Bristol

I have been listening to your wonderful music for many years, and I do thank you for introducing me to so many wonderful Gloucestershire poets, and giving me a love for Laurie Lee and Cider with Rosie. You have been a thread running through my musical journey!

So, I would love to receive your email newsletter, please, and hope I may be able to attend another concert. – J.C

I cannot thank you both enough for your faultless performance in Guernsey. You have no idea how many people enjoyed the evening. You were both superb and provided the mix I thought would suit the taste and age of the audience. From our point of view it was a raging success. – A.W & J.W on Guernsey

i listened to the Borderland CD tonight in the car and got to the song about Belgium……my father was lost at Arnhem when i was 3 months old. Lydia my daughter wrote a song after our family visit to Kleve cemetery. Love the rest of it and now going to look up the catalogue. – A.P on Guernsey

Thank you for your superb contribution to our Le Jeuss Re-union week, you were just brilliant. Everyone was “singing” your praises, we could not have wished for a better Guitar Tutor. You just fit in perfectly to our little family type event. Your preparation and content were spot on and we all came away with some of your inspirational musical magic. Not to mention a brilliant finish to our Tutors concert. – S.G

Feedback from The Songwriting Weekend….

Yes I really enjoyed  the weekend, thanks for all your help, you are the Master! What a really great bunch of people and such a perfect setting – D.D in Bucks

Thanks Johnny, and yes, a most productive weekend was had by all. Just having the opportunity to share views with other songwriters,

relax in a lovely environment and concentrate entirely on producing songs, with guidance and new ideas is a tremendous pleasure. K.G in Glos.

Thanks again for all your help and encouragement and for arranging yet another very enjoyable weekend. – G.B in Glos.

MAY

Tues 24  WINCHCOMBE FESTIVAL OF ARTS & MUSIC  – solo- The White Hart, High Street- 7.30pm

Box Office 01242 602925      and online     www.winchcombefestival.co.uk

Fri 27  BRISTOL  – KAREN TWEED AND FRIENDS BIRTHDAY CONCERT PARTY  – The Hen and Chicken, 210 North Street, BS3 1JF  

To commemorate her 27th year as a professional musician. Guests include Roger Wilson, Karen Street, Richard Hughes, Kirsten Hellier, Ivan Miletitch, Johnny Coppin and Andy Tweed.
Tickets : Free by reservation – email :   info@karentweed.com or tel / text : 07522 606871    www.karentweed.com

A free event but raising money (by donations) to Alzheimers UK and The Samaritans.

JUNE

Sat 11   WIMBORNE MINSTER FOLK FESTIVAL – with MIKE SILVER  headlining evening concert 7.30pm —other  acts on weekend

Include  Mawkin, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Ninebarrow, Tinderbox, Ranagri

Tickets from Tourist Information Centre, Wimborne, BH21 1HR – Telephone bookings: 01202 886116      www.wimbornefolk.co.uk

* OTHER DATES this summer

CHEPSTOW FESTIVAL on Sat 2nd July – with PAUL BURGESS   8pm  BOX OFFICE  TEL NO:  01291 625981 (Chepstow Museum)

LOSTWITHIEL FOLK FESTIVAL, Cornwall  on Sat 17  September – with MIKE SILVER – headlining afternoon concert

Other acts at the weekend include Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies, Sally Barker, Richard Digance, Spikedrivers, Roving Crows etc..

Box Office 01208 872207 Further info http://www.deckchairproductions@co.uk

* Music for HAMLET summer tour by The Festival Players —13th May onwards

Open-air Shakespeare – directed by Michael Dyer with music by Johnny Coppin

For all tour dates see    http://www.thefestivalplayers.co.uk

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APRIL 2016 NEWS

Later this month I am really looking forward to concerts at EVESHAM Arts Centre on the 28th April

and on GUERNSEY with Mike Silver on the 30th – full details below.

I have just returned from a wonderful time at Halsway Manor in Somerset, teaching guitar, and playing a concert at a Le Jeuss reunion week along with Martyn Wyndham Read, Carolyn Robson, and Stan Graham. It was such a great event – very friendly people in a wonderful setting – and it was very hard to leave after 2 days!  I highly recommend that you look at details of the many courses and weekends at Halsway Manor on their website http://www.halswaymanor.org.uk

Last month I had a great time at these clubs and concerts –  

Readifolk club in Reading – a big thanks to organisers Una and Colin, all the singers, and to everyone who came and supported the gig and bought the albums!

Churchdown Community Centre near Gloucester with Paul Burgess for a charity concert – where we played to a very responsive audience – a big thank you to Steve Wood, Eric Labrum and all at the local Rotary Club for organising such a great event.

The Wooden Horse Folk Club in Rainford where I played for the first time – thanks to Jim and Pauline Coan, June and Paul Olson and everyone who came along.

Cramlington Folk Club near Newcastle – sadly where the beginnings of flu started to affect my voice – a big thank you to Keith Taylor and everyone at the club for being so understanding and friendly.

Nature in Art  Rosemary Gowland has made a fine triptych of stained glass panels to show all three aspects of my song Forest and Vale and High Blue Hill. It is currently in the grounds of Nature in Art at Twigworth, Glos. And I really enjoyed seeing it recently.

Last month I saw one of my favourite Scottish bands, Skerryvore live for the first time at the Wiltshire Music Centre. Such amazing musicians, songs, tunes, and energy – DO try and see them somewhere on tour. Also I’ve just enjoyed seeing Bristol-based singer/songwriter Phil King with his band on their tour to promote latest album The Wreckage ( I played tracks on my 9th and 16th April radio shows)

A reminder that Mike Silver has just released a new album.  Silver Collection is an album of covers – with traditional ballads, jazz, blues, and classic songs by some of Mike’s favourite songwriters from UK and USA such as Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Eric Bogle, John Richards, and Ewen Carruthers. The album is on Faymus Records and available from http://www.mikesilver.co.uk

*EMAILS 

Borderland is a terrific CD!   Immaculate production, sensitive instrumentation and flawless vocals…. So a great performance! Plus I’m a huge fan of brass in folk (I played in Welsh brass band as a nipper). I think it’s so emotive. – E.J in Wiltshire

Just wanted to say a big thank you for a memorable evening at Readifolk. Loved the mix of old favourites and brilliant new songs. Do come back soon! – L and J H in Reading

I bought the Decameron compilation CD the other week; had to get my daughter Lisa in England to buy it and the get it sent over.  I’ve very much enjoyed hearing your voice on those songs again. Great listening still. Some of Decameron’s songs could well be recorded and used again now.  Timeless stuff.- J.S. in USA

The concert last night (at Churchdown) was really wonderful! Ronnaug and I enjoyed it so much, Paul’s playing was so good, Ronnaug especially loved his recorder playing. Your singing was excellent, and such a good variety – some I had not heard before plus several favourites.Many congratulations! Superb!  Oh, the Stanley Singers are including When the Morning’s here in our main concert, it is such a good song.  – S E in Stroud

Many thanks for a great evening in Churchdown last night, it was lovely to see you again with Paul, I hope he feels better soon. As we mentioned, Tracey and I hadn’t seen one another for 26 years so it was very apt that we chose to meet up again at one of your concerts, especially as we used to attend your gigs regularly when we were in our late teens and early twenties…….a long time ago now. –  H A in Cheltenham

Great show at Rainford.  Enjoyed by whole family – L.M in Lancs

Your wonderful songs echo in my head along with bits of Mozart – M.M in London

*CONCERT DATES coming up

APRIL 

Wed 27 BBC Folk Awards 

Thu 28  EVESHAM Arts Centre  – “Folk in the Foyer”- support from singer/songwriter Colin Pitts  Prince Henry’s School, Victoria Avenue  WR11 4QH  7.30pm Tickets   Box office 01386 446944    www.eveshamartscentre.co.uk

Sat 30  GUERNSEY with Mike Silver – St James’s Concert Hall, College St, St Peter Port, Guernsey  GY1 2NZ  7.30pm    concert also includes 2 other acts – local s/s Jim Delbridge,  and singer/guitarist Pete Frampton (not the famous Show Me The Way one!) . Tickets include supper   see-www.stjames.gg

MAY

Sat 7  BRISTOL   –  Saltcellar Folk Club – Totterdown Baptist Church , Bristol  BS4 2AX  7.30pm         0117 941 8326   info: laurieguitars@gmail.com – but Laurie is away until 5 May!! – directions to venue   http://www.tbc.org.uk/how-to-find-us.aspx.

 13 -15 SONGWRITING WEEKEND in Stroud – sold out! 

* FESTIVAL DATES this summer

Looking ahead to these dates for your diary

WINCHCOMBE FESTIVAL OF ARTS & MUSIC on Tues 24th May – solo

WIMBORNE FOLK FESTIVAL on Sat 11th June- with MIKE SILVER

CHEPSTOW FESTIVAL on Sat 2nd July – with PAUL BURGESS

LOSTWITHIEL FOLK FESTIVAL, Cornwall  on Sat 17  September – with MIKE SILVER

* Music for HAMLET summer tour by The Festival Players —13th May onwards

Open-air Shakespeare – directed by Michael Dyer with music by Johnny Coppin

For all tour dates see    http://www.thefestivalplayers.co.uk

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