CONCERTS 2022

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LATEST NEWS – FEB 2022

I hope you are well.

My new album River of Dreams is now available

“I don’t believe he has ever sounded better, and River of Dreams should be well received by established fans and new listeners alike.” – Folk Radio UK

The songs are almost all originals – many written in lockdown over the past year or so – songs about legends, and about separation, ambition, fears and dreams.

Here’s the link to the River of Dreams page on my website:

http://www.johnnycoppin.co.uk/ab-riverofdreams.htm

CDs are £14 inc P & P (£17 for European mainland / £19 for rest of the world)

The best ways to order:

send an email with your phone number so we can contact you for card details –

or send a cheque payable to “Red Sky Records”, P O Box 27, Stroud, GL6 0YQ

or print and send the order form from website:

http://www.johnnycoppin.co.uk/orderform.htm

Concerts – Now that life is returning to a new normal, I’m really looking forward to the first concerts this year coming up at:

Minchinhampton near Stroud on Friday 11th February (sold out);

at Littleover near Derby on Sat 19th March

both concerts are with Paul Burgess –

and then solo at Folk on the Moor at Ivybridge on Sun 27th March.

I do hope you can come along – for details see Concert Dates :

Thanks so much for your feedback via email and Facebook

on the new album and Christmas Tour.

Other news:

MARTIN FRY has a solo photo exhibition ‘ Cotswold and Cornish Cream’ coming up this month at The Garden Gallery, Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham  Wed 9th to Tues 15 Feb 10am – 5pm

It was very sad to hear of the death of folk singer Norma Waterson – sincere condolences to Martin and Eliza Carthy, and all the family.

It was also very sad news to hear of the death of folk singer and dancer Tony Poulter from the Gloucestershire Morris Men, and the band Puzzlejug. Sincere condolences to all Tony’s family and friends.

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CONCERT DATES 2022

FEBRUARY

Fri 11 STROUD – with Paul Burgess at Minchinhampton Market House, GL6 9BW  7.30pm SOLD OUT

but you can join the waiting list at http://minchinhamptonmarkethouse.co.uk/folk-concert/

Tickets (£15) https://minchinhamptonmarkethouse.co.uk

MARCH

Sat 19 DERBY – with Paul Burgess at The Broughton Room at the Grange Banqueting Suite, 457 Burton Road, Littleover, Derbyshire DE23 6XX – 7 30pm start

any profits to The Mick Peat Drystone Bursary.  

phone number(s) and email for ticket sales: Ian Samways 01332 516114   07710 202986  

Ian Samways iansamways41@gmail.com

Sun 27 PLYMOUTH – Folk on the Moor, The Exchange, Fore Street, Ivybridge Devon PL21 9AB 7.45pm (doors 7pm)

Tickets via website – Folkonthemoor1@gmail.com   http://www.moorfolk.co.uk

APRIL

Thu 7 CHELTENHAM Bacon Theatre – River of Dreams album launch concert

                             with Paul Burgess violin, recorders, Dik Cadbury  guitars and vocals,

Geoff March cello and vocals, Mick Candler drums, and Gareth Sampson bass guitar

The Bacon Theatre, Dean Close School GL51 6EP 7.30pm  (doors 7pm)

                                    Box Office: 01242 258002  bacontheatre.co.uk 

                                    Box Office link: https://bacontheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873623194

MAY

Fri 13th  EXETER Folk Club atVictoria Park Tennis Club, Lyndhurst Road. EX2 4NX – 8pm

                                    Tickets: exeterfolkclub@outlook.com   Tel: 01392 210983

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LATEST NEWS -September 2021

*LATEST NEWS

I do hope you are well now that we are past the Autumn Equinox and the nights are drawing in!

I’m pleased to say that recording of my new album River of Dreams has finished…..and I hope to have copies available in late November, and in time for the Christmas Tour dates.

In the meantime I do hope you can support me by buying an album or two.

There are 4 different Christmas albums – including Midwinter – Live in concert –

and 9 other titles available! See below for details.

Earlier this month, it was wonderful to be back playing live again….together with Paul at Chapel Arts in Cheltenham.

A friendly and enthusiastic audience helped calm the nerves and we really appreciated the response! Some people had travelled from as far away as North Devon and Mid-Wales. it was also great to include three of the new songs in the set list.

Now I’m looking forward to returning to play at my favourite venue in the North-West on Friday 1st October at Poynton Phoenix Folk Club, Royal British Legion, George’s Rd,  Poynton, SK12 1JY  doors 7.30pm for 8.15pm

I hope to see you there! To reserve tickets contact Audrey, either by phone on 07505 394112 or by email at awilson5459@hotmail.com 

And then on Sat 23rdOctober I’m with Paul Burgess at Minsterworth, near Gloucester– see website for all concert and ticket details.

After that it will be time to rehearse for the seven dates on the All On A Winter’s Night Tour!

I am very sad to learn of the recent passing of: 

Nick Critchley, Decameron’s first sound engineer and roadie 

three musical legends:

Don Everly, Charlie Watts, and Michael Chapman

And of course the legendary footballer Jimmy Greaves.

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LATEST NEWS AUGUST 2021

The recording of my new album is nearly finished and I’m excited to be sharing it with you in the autumn!

In the meantime, it’s only a few days now before my first concert for 18 months!

Really looking forward to playing on Thursday 2 September at Chapel Arts in Cheltenham GL50 3QQ with Paul Burgess – 7.30pm Box Office: https://www.thechapelarts.com 01242 – 691141

Then there are 2 other tour dates in October –

Fri 1st Oct at Phoenix Folk Club in Poynton GL50 3QQ at 8pm – To reserve Tickets contact Audrey, either by email at awilson5459@hotmail.com or by phone on 07505 394112 –

Sat 23 Oct with Paul at Minsterworth Village Hall near Gloucester GL2 8JH 7.30pm Tickets: Terry Moore-Scott 01452 750160 terrymoorescott@outlook.com and Jo on 01452 750709

There are 7 Christmas shows later on – for details see TOUR DATES page

**unfortunately the Exeter date in October has had to be postponed until Spring next year owing to covid restrictions at the venue.Hope to see you somewhere!

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CONCERTS 2021

 SEPTEMBER

Thu 2  CHELTENHAM with PAUL BURGESS at Chapel Arts, Knapp Road, Cheltenham GL50 3QQ 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

Box Office: https://www.thechapelarts.com   01242 – 691141

OCTOBER

Fri 1st POYNTON – Phoenix Folk Club, Royal British Legion, George’s Rd,  Poynton, SK12 1JY  doors 7.30pm for 8.15pm

                               To reserve Tickets contact Audrey,  either by email at awilson5459@hotmail.com or by phone on 07505 394112. 

Fri 8th  Private charity event

Sat 23rd GLOUCESTER – with PAUL BURGESS – Minsterworth Village Hall, Main Road, GL2 8JH 7.30pm Tickets and info: Terry Moore-Scott 01452 750160   terrymoorescott@outlook.com and Jo on 01452 750709

NOV / DECEMBER – All On A Winter’s Night Tour

with Paul Burgess  violin, recorders, stories – and Dik Cadbury  guitars and vocals

at Cheltenham and Stroud concerts plus extra guests same line-up as on Midwinter – Live album and images by Martin Fry

Sun 28 NOV.  TEDBURN ST. MARY – Methodist Church, Tedburn St Mary, EX6 6AA  7.30pm

                             Tickets 07837 532704 and tsmtickets@btinternet.com 

December

Sat 4th NOTTINGHAM – Lowdham Village Hall, NG14 7BD Info: Tony Turner 07712 580 802

Fri 10th TETBURY – Goods Shed Arts Centre, GL7 8EY 7.30pm Tickets 01666 505496   shed-arts.co.uk

Reserved Seating is now available for this show  

Ticket link:

Sat 11th WYCHWOOD Folk Club – Tiddy Hall, Acott-u-Wychwood, Oxon. OX7 6AG – 7.30pm  

tel 01993 831427 / 07870 563299

Ticket link  https://www.wegottickets.com/event/512642

Tues 14th ST. NEOT’S – The Priory Centre, Priory Lane PE19 2BH 8pm  Info: Patti and Roger Pitt – Tel: 01234 376278

Fri 17th  CHELTENHAM – The Bacon Theatre, Dean Close School GL51 6EP 7.30pm

                                    Box Office: 01242 258002  bacontheatre.co.uk   

Sat 18th  STROUD – Subscription Rooms, GL5 1AE 7.30pm  – reserved seating now available

                                    direct ticket link:

https://thesubrooms.co.uk/whats-on/johnny-coppin–all-on-a-winters-night-227

Box Office: 01453 796880    thesubrooms.co.uk 

**I’M NOW BOOKING CONCERTS FOR 2022 – PERHAPS YOU KNOW OF A VENUE, or a VILLAGE HALL, 

OR PERHAPS YOU WOULD LIKE TO PUT ON A CONCERT SOMEWERE. 

PLEASE DO GET IN TOUCH.

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CONCERT DATES 2021

*CONCERT DATES 

SEPTEMBER

Thu 2  CHELTENHAM with PAUL BURGESS at Chapel Arts, Knapp Road, Cheltenham GL50 3QQ 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

Box Office: https://www.thechapelarts.com   01242 – 691141

OCTOBER

Fri 1st POYNTON – Phoenix Folk Club, Royal British Legion, George’s Rd,  Poynton, SK12 1JY  doors 7.30pm for 8.15pm

                               To reserve Tickets contact Audrey,  either by email at awilson5459@hotmail.com or by phone on 07505 394112. 

Sat 23rd GLOUCESTER – with PAUL BURGESS – Minsterworth Village Hall, Main Road, GL2 8JH 7.30pm Tickets and info: Terry Moore-Scott 01452 750160   terrymoorescott@outlook.com and Jo on 01452 750709

NOV / DECEMBER – All On A Winter’s Night Tour

with Paul Burgess  violin, recorders, stories    – and Dik Cadbury  guitars and vocals

at Cheltenham and Stroud concerts plus extra guests same line-up as on Midwinter – Live album – plus images by Martin Fry

Sun 28 NOV.  TEDBURN ST. MARY – Methodist Church, Tedburn St Mary, EX6 6AA  7.30pm

                             Tickets 07837 532704 and tsmtickets@btinternet.com 

December

Sat 4thNOTTINGHAM – Lowdham Village Hall, NG14 7BD Info: Tony Turner 07712 580 802

Fri 10thTETBURY – Goods Shed Arts Centre, GL7 8EY 7.30pm Tickets 01666 505496   shed-arts.co.uk

Reserved Seating is now available for this show  

Ticket link:

Sat 11thWYCHWOOD Folk Club – Tiddy Hall, Acott-u-Wychwood, Oxon. OX7 6AG – 7.30pm  

tel 01993 831427 / 07870 563299

Ticket link  https://www.wegottickets.com/event/512642

Tues 14thST. NEOT’S – The Priory Centre, Priory Lane PE19 2BH 8pm  Info: Patti and Roger Pitt Tel 01234 376278

Fri 17th  CHELTENHAM – The Bacon Theatre, Dean Close School GL51 6EP 7.30pmTICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW

                                    Box Office: 01242 258002  bacontheatre.co.uk   

Sat 18th  STROUD – Subscription Rooms, GL5 1AE 7.30pm  – TICKETS ARE ON SALE FROM 18 JUNE –

                                    AT LAST THIS VENUE HAS NUMBERED SEATS!

Box Office: 01453 796880    thesubrooms.co.uk 

**I’M NOW BOOKING CONCERTS FOR 2022 – PERHAPS YOU KNOW OF A VENUE, or a VILLAGE HALL, 

OR PERHAPS YOU WOULD LIKE TO PUT ON A CONCERT SOMEWERE. 

PLEASE DO GET IN TOUCH.

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JUNE 2021 NEWS

Hope you’re enjoying the summer in spite of the extension of restrictions until mid-July.

The recording of my new album has begun, and is slowly progressing and thanks so much to those who have sponsored so far. The songs are almost all originals – many written over the past year

End of July is the deadline is for sponsorship and credit on the album artwork– so if you would like to help, please email me:johnny@johnnycoppin.co.uk

I can’t believe it’s been so long since I last played any live concerts – it was in early March last year! As you can imagine, I can’t wait to get back singing live again and have concerts booked ahead – but only from September onwards plus the Christmas Tour (see CONCERT DATES below). 

So times are very hard. In the meantime, I do have albums to buy to add to your collection, and perhaps you’d like to organise a concert next year, or suggest a venue, or village hall? Please do get in touch.

*CONCERT DATES 

SEPTEMBER

Thu 2  CHELTENHAM with PAUL BURGESS at Chapel Arts, Knapp Road, Cheltenham GL50 3QQ 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

Box Office: https://www.thechapelarts.com   01242 – 691141

OCTOBER

Fri 1stPOYNTON – Phoenix Folk Club, Royal British Legion, George’s Rd,  Poynton, SK12 1JY  doors 7.30pm for 8.15pm

                               To reserve Tickets contact Audrey,  either by email at awilson5459@hotmail.com or by phone on 07505 394112. 

Fri 8th  EXETER – Folk Club, Victoria Park Tennis and Bridge Club 8pm.

                             Tickets andInfo: 01392 210983  exeterfolkclub@outlook.com

Sat 23rdGLOUCESTER – with PAUL BURGESS – Minsterworth Village Hall, Main Road, GL2 8JH 7.30pm

            Tickets on sale from 1st July and info: Terry Moore-Scott 01452 750160   terrymoorescott@outlook.com

NOV / DECEMBER – All On A Winter’s Night Tour

with Paul Burgess  violin, recorders, stories        

and Dik Cadbury  guitars and vocals

at Cheltenham and Stroud concerts plus extra guests same line-up as on Midwinter – Live album

and images by Martin Fry

Sun 28NOV.  TEDBURN ST. MARY – Methodist Church, Tedburn St Mary, EX6 6AA  7.30pm

                             Tickets 07837 532704 and tsmtickets@btinternet.com 

December

Sat 4thNOTTINGHAM – Lowdham Village Hall, NG14 7BD Info: Tony Turner 07712 580 802

Fri 10thTETBURY – Goods Shed Arts Centre, GL7 8EY 7.30pm Tickets 01666 505496   shed-arts.co.uk

Sat 11thWYCHWOOD Folk Club – Tiddy Hall, Acott-u-Wychwood, Oxon. OX7 6AG – 7.30pm  

tel 01993 831427 / 07870 563299

Ticket link  https://www.wegottickets.com/event/512642

Tues 14thST. NEOT’S – The Priory Centre, Priory Lane PE19 2BH 8pm  Info: Patti and Roger Pitt Tel 01234 376278

Fri 17th  CHELTENHAM – The Bacon Theatre, Dean Close School GL51 6EP 7.30pmTICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW

                                    Box Office: 01242 258002  bacontheatre.co.uk   

Sat 18th  STROUD – Subscription Rooms, GL5 1AE 7.30pm  – TICKETS ARE ON SALE FROM 18 JUNE –

                                    AT LAST THIS VENUE HAS NUMBERED SEATS!

Box Office: 01453 796880    thesubrooms.co.uk 

**I’M NOW BOOKING CONCERTS FOR 2022 – PERHAPS YOU KNOW OF A VENUE, or a VILLAGE HALL, 

OR PERHAPS YOU WOULD LIKE TO PUT ON A CONCERT SOMEWERE. 

PLEASE DO GET IN TOUCH.

Other news:

The Festival Players have Just started their summer tour of England, Scotland, Wales, Belgium, and Netherlands.  It’s a shortened production of Shakespeare’s play Henry V, not known for its songs! – so it includes only one of my songs – but sung twice. 

Directed by Michael Dyer, the show is performed by seven very talented actors, and runs for about 80 minutes with no interval. Most venues are outdoor, so do bring your own seating, food and drink, and warm clothes and so on. For full information and tour date details see http://www.thefestivalplayers.co.uk

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MARCH 2021 NEWS

I do hope you’ve been keeping safe and well during Lockdown no.3. A huge thank you to all the NHS staff, frontline and key workers who continue to work so hard.

Thank you so much for the kind feedback and support for the new Midwinter live album. We are all very pleased that is has been so well received.

“Johnny Coppin at his finest.Midwinter is a lovely example of good songs, good singers, great playing, and a warmly receptive audience coming together to create a flawless masterpieceof its kind. Highly recommended.”– Fatea

“In Midwinter – Live In Concert, the regaling sound of cheer is beautiful, fulfilling and sparkling with insightful meaning into the human condition in dark times.” – Liverpool Sound and Vision

I am still working on more new songs for my next solo album –  

and I continue to introduce my Acoustic Track of the Week – every Monday night (and repeated on Fridays) for Chris Baxter’s Late Show on BBC across the West 10pm to 1am (on Radios Bristol, Glos, Somerset, and Wilts)listen again on BBC Sounds. 

Recent tracks played:

January  –        

When We Meet Again –  Merry Hell ft. The Social Isolation Choir

Friends –  John Smith

You & I –  Skerryvore 

Ae Fond Kiss – Karen Matheson

February –       

Eye To Eye – John Smith with Sarah Jarosz 

Half Wild – Kitty MacFarlane

The Village Bell (2021) – Boo Hewerdine with Kris Drever

Olivia – Into The Ark

March–           

Satisfied– The Staves

We do hope it won’t be too long before live music can return, and we can see you at a concert somewhere.

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CHRISMAS MESSAGE 2020

“Keep the flame burning this Christmas 

Let the light shine out so clear

Keep the flame burning this Christmastime  

Keep the flame burning all year……

Here we are at Midwinter and as the days begin to lengthen, I wish you a very Happy Christmas and a healthy and peaceful New Year.

My personal message for all newsletter subscribersIs now on youtube –with a song from the Midwinter live album and images by Martin Fry.

Here’s the link:
https://youtu.be/kMT0gfykujg


The Five Valleys Wassail from the new album is also on youtube with images by Martin Fry:

Here’s the link:https://youtu.be/gd70xZrvRWk

And the original version of Keep The Flame is now up too:

Thank you ever so much for your continued support and your kind words about the new album.

(*a new review of the album is below)

So, from me, Paul, Dik, Geoff, Mick, and Gareth 

Have a very Happy Christmas and a healthy and peaceful 2021.

Keep positive and stay safe.
With all good wishes,  
Johnny


johnny@johnnycoppin.co.uk          www.johnnycoppin.co.uk
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JUST OUT:

Johnny Coppin, Midwinter- Live In Concert. Album Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

In the bleak midwinter…we can either count our blessings or drown our sorrows to the point where we become numb to the pain we have suffered during the year, or to the thought of what is to come. Even if we don’t look upon the ritual of Christmas as anything other than exploitive, there are moments in which the cold or untrusting heart can be swayed into accepting that the year’s end does not mean finality, but the prelude to new beginnings, to accepting change with a song in your heart and with passion to see you through the darkest days. 

2020 will be a year that undoubtedly nobody forgets, and in a way that is okay, for it might allow us in time to come to be more honest with our love and appreciation, to acknowledge that we have allowed those who seek to make us smile, to be left behind, to sing to themselves quietly. 

In such times the memory of the beautiful song comes to mind, and that of the tenacious drive of the artist to have their voice heard, to move people like never before, and with a tour cancelled there is only one other way to reach the soul of a crowd and that is through the belief of unity in the release of a live album; a concept that singer/songwriter Johnny Coppin has embraced fully, and in Midwinter – Live In Concert, the regaling sound of cheer is beautiful, fulfilling and sparkling with insightful meaning into the human condition in dark times. 

We come together so we can remember what is important, but when we have to be safe, it is the song shared by others that keeps us going, and with Paul Burgess, Dik Cadbury, Geoff March, Mick Candler and Gareth Sampson joining in celebration with Johnny Coppin in a special performance that was captured in the Christmas of 2019, the bleak midwinter is, maybe not banished from the mind, but at least put aside for a while, enough time in which to remember to share health, wealth and happiness with people you may not have been able to contact or be able to see during the year.

In songs of rejoice and Folk carols of pleasure such as Song For Loders, the stunning Gabriel’s Message, The Lighthouse KeeperWhen Christmas Day Is NearGloucestershire Wassail, Welcome In Another YearThe Eve Of Christmas Day and the heartening, comforting tale of Miss Fogarty’s Christmas Cake, Johnny Coppin will remind all who listen that Christmas, especially ones in times of apparent darkness can still be illuminating, that the shortest day is but a prelude to the warmth and spring renewal returning. 

Ian D. Hall 

Liverpool Sound and Vision –  Rating 8.5/10

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