AUGUST 2018 NEWSLETTER

JOHNNY COPPIN NEWSLETTER – AUGUST 2018

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

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What’s in this newsletter?

–  Latest News 

–  Forthcoming festivals and concerts

–  A Winter’s Tale tour by The Festival Players – Review and Final tour dates in England and Wales, until 26 Aug in  Oxford, Stratford upon Avon, Worcester, Witney, Stroud, Cheltenham, Winchester, Liskeard, Bideford, and South Glos.

–  BBC Acoustic programme – now on 4 radio stations across the West on Sundays at midnight

–  Albums for sale 

*LATEST NEWS

Do come and support my  concert with PHIL BEER on Sunday 26th August at SHREWSBURY FOLK FESTIVAL 

A rare chance to reunite with the very talented PHIL BEER  (from Show of Hands) for a set at 2pm in the Sabrina Marquee    – shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk

RECENT NEWS

Exciting News about The Festival Players Theatre Company!

We can think of no greater endorsement of the integrity of our work.

There was a wonderful performance of The Winter’s Tale last Sunday (12th) on the beautiful Scilly Isle of Tresco with Dame Judi Dench in the audience.

We are thrilled and honoured that this great Lady of the Theatre has accepted an invitation to become a Patron of our Company.

Just a few final chances to see The Winter’s Tale by The Festival Players –  

18 August in Oxford, 19 Aug in Stratford upon Avon, 21 Aug in Worcester,  22 Aug in Witney, 23 Aug in Stroud, 24 Aug in Cheltenham, 25 in Winchester, 26 in Liskeard, 27 in Bideford, and 28 Aug at Winterbourne, South Glos.

FOR MORE INFO –  www.thefestivalplayers.co.uk

My BBC Acoustic radio programme – is now on 4 radio stations across the West on Sundays at midnight on BBC Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, and Wiltshire- and on iPlayer.

Many many thanks to all those who came to my concert for WORDFEST at Gloucester Cathedral on Friday 6th July   “Forest and Vale and High Blue Hill” –  songs of the Gloucestershire poets In The Lady Chapel – and also my concert with KEVIN BROWN at Bath Folk Festival on Sunday 12th August

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* CONCERT AND FESTIVAL DATES – 2018

Sun 26 August – SHREWSBURY FOLK FESTIVAL – with PHIL BEER 

In the Sabrina Marquee at 2pm   shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk

Mon 1st October – RUNCORN Folk Club, Runcorn Golf Club,

Clifton Road, Runcorn, WA7 4SU  – 8pm

Roger Hanslip 01928 731567 rogerhanslip@gmail.com

Fri 5th October – MINCHINHAMPTON Church, nr Stroud – with Paul Burgess 7.30pm 

a Charity concert in aid of Horsfall House 

Information  kathy@63windmillroad.co.uk      tel 01453 882960

Fri 9th November – GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL – “By Severn and Somme” a commemoration of the Centenary of end of WW1 – with Paul Burgess and Martin Fry – 8pm  For details of all weekend events and tickets  www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk

ALL ON A WINTER’S NIGHT TOUR Late November / December –

with dates so far confirmed in

Pimperne Village Hall nr Blandford, Dorset (23 Nov), 

Tedburn St Mary, Devon (1st December),  

Wychwood Folk Club, Oxfordshire (8 Dec),

Bristol Folk House (9 Dec), 

Stroud Subscription Rooms (15 Dec), 

Folk on the Moor, Lee Mill near Plymouth (16 Dec), 

Cheltenham Bacon Theatre (20 Dec), 

Lichfield Guildhall, Staffs. (22 Dec).

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FESTIVAL PLAYERS SUMMER TOUR of “The Winter’s Tale” by William Shakespeare with music written and directed by Johnny Coppin,

” a delightful summer evening’s entertainment “

Final tour dates in England and Wales, until 26 Aug …..   

On the 8th in Dorset, 9th in Penzance, 10-12th on Isles of Scilly, 15th in Devon, 16th in West Wales, 18th in Oxford, 19th in Stratford upon Avon, 21st in Worcester, 22nd Witney, 23rd near Stroud, 24th in Cheltenham, 25th near Winchester, 26th in Liskeard, 27th near Bideford, and 28th in South Glos.

see website  thefestivalplayers.co.uk

Directed by Michael Dyer – Music written and directed by Johnny Coppin

A talented team of professional actors in a colourful comedy; an all-male, fast-paced, costumed production. Most performances are open-air, so bring low-backed seating, rugs and warm, rainproof clothing.  Note –  I DO NOT peform at these events. ALL the music is sung and performed by the actors.

REVIEW
‘The Winter’s Tale’ has long been regarded as one of Shakespeare’s most problematic plays – and rightly so. Neither fish nor fowl, it juxtaposes the high tragedy and dark themes of ‘Othello’ with the sun-lit, pastoral comedy of ‘As You Like It’. The interval makes the switch easier but it’s still quite a leap for the audience.

 Perhaps changing attitudes are rendering as problematic plays that were not originally considered so; for example, since I first fell for Drama in the Fifties, I have seen great changes in how ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ is interpreted and received. Humour is a touchstone for the times. I confess I often find Shakespearean comics tedious, but have learned to live with them in order to enjoy the timeless treasures that make Shakespeare unparalleled. If ‘The Winter’s Tale’ were lacking in timeless treasures, it would not have survived for so long. Fortunately the capable hands of Director Michael Dyer and his talented Festival Players safely steer us to what one (sadly anonymous) reviewer eloquently described, in 1999, as ‘the sudden, unexpected return of spring to wintry hearts [which] has extraordinary spiritual grace.’

 Mark Spriggs excels in the really tough role of Leontes, King of Sicily. One minute he is doting on his gracious wife, Queen Hermione (Edmund Attrill), the next he is consumed with murderous jealous rage as she charms, at Leontes’ bidding, his old friend, Polixenes (Jaymes Sygrove) into delaying his departure. Mark’s responses, written on his expressive face, leave us in no doubt that his conviviality is turning poisonously sour. His deadly rage is the more lethal for simmering silently before any words are spoken. As Hermione, Edmund Attrill is the epitome of ‘extraordinary spiritual grace’ bringing tremendous dignity and clarity to this most sorely wronged Queen.

 It is important to say this is the tenth all-male play I have seen by the Festival Player and their excellent reputation is, in part, down to the fact that they never caricature women. Hermione is a case in point; well-observed and played with respect. The same comments apply to Matthew Samuel’s Perdita and Jaymes Sygrove’s Paulina; the latter shown as courageous, determined and loyal to her Queen. Jaymes’ eloquent facial expressions reveal the conflict and fear within Paulina as she takes the terrible risk of speaking truth to power, as do the other members of the court. Will Gillham as Antigonus has the unbearable task of abandoning Hermione’s baby, at the King’s command, before being eaten by a bear. Antigonus, like the First Lord (Tom Everatt) tries to reason with Leontes, but the king is in the grip of a terrible, destructive, unfounded jealousy and will not be placated, even as his family is lost to him, apparently for ever.

 All the players take two or more parts, and cope with the costume changes with aplomb. I think Frances Holt has surpassed herself with these costumes – they are elegant, striking and, for those actors playing women, graceful and unfussy. As Perdita, Matthew Samuel, (who also plays the sickly Mamillius, the truly tragic son of Leontes and Hermione), handled a costume malfunction with calm efficiency. Pretty Perdita and Polixenes’ dashing son, Florizel (Tom Everatt) make a charming couple, showing the meaning of true love to fathers who are both domestic tyrants.

Will Gillham’s assured Autolycus has fun at the expense of the shepherds, bringing a natural exuberance to the role. As I live in a rural area, I get a bit twitchy when country folk like the shepherds are seen as dim and risible, so I liked Mark Spriggs’ calm and contemplative Shepherd. Tom Everatt as Young Shepherd came perilously close to activating my Wurzel Alert, but a certain sweetness and freshness redeemed him.

 No Festival Players production would be complete without the excellent musical direction of Johnny Coppin and the very effective voice work of Trish Knight Webb. Alan Christopher’s set is simple, effective and portable as befits a company that sets up pretty much any place, anywhere. Credit is also due to whoever choreographed the witty country dance. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed a delightful summer evening’s entertainment in the glorious gardens of Cothay Manor.

 Unusually for me, I intend to let someone else have the last word. I received this from my friend Vicky: “If you are writing a review about the Festival Players, my comments are FABULOUS! As usual. They are the best and my favourite Shakespeare company, for style, clarity, talent. My top vote for Shakespearean performance goes to the Festival Players every time.” – AVRIL SILK in Remotegoat.com

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My BBC ACOUSTIC RADIO SHOW –  now has a new day and time – 

every Sunday at midnight across the West

on BBC Radio Gloucestershire, BBC Bristol, BBC Somerset, and BBC Wiltshire

on FM, AM, DAB, online and listen again for 30 days!!!  On iPlayers of all 4 radio stations. 

Eg… http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiogloucestershire

JOHNNY COPPIN PROGRAMMES available on listen again- with playlists and gig guides   

These shows are still available to listen again 

Sun 22nd July – This week there are new tracks from the likes of Damien O’Kane & Ron Block, Whiskey ShiversVelvet & StoneTrail WestHatful of Rain, Yves Lambert Trio,Brackenbury & Neilson

All this plus a look-ahead to festivals and gigs in the region with music from Roseanne Cash, Sharon Shannon, Alaw, Pierre Bensusan, Tim Edey, Keith Thompson, and Discovery

Sun 29th July  – This week there are new tracks from the likes of We Banjo 3, Damien O’Kane & Ron Block, Steve Tilston, Mike Vass, Eilidh Patterson, Bob and Gill Berry,  Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith, and Stuart Masters

All this plus a look-ahead to festivals and gigs in the region with music from Karine Polwart, The East Pointers, Skipinnish, Peter Knight’s Gigspanner, Julie Fowlis, Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, Sam Outlaw, and Saskia Griffiths-Moore

Sun 5th Aug – This week there are new tracks from the likes of Runrig, Danu, Fairport ConventionRachael McShane, Eamon O’ Leary,  Jeff Warner, Ben Morgan-Brown, BBC Young Folk Award winner Mera Royle, and Velvet & Stone

A preview of the Bath Folk Festival with organiser Marick Baxter and music from John Doyle, The Bookshop Band, and Alan Burke 

plus a look-ahead to other festivals and gigs in the region with music from Baka Beyond, Midnight Skyracer, and Mike Silver

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* ALBUMS on sale now!

All On A Winter’s Night

Borderland 

The Winding Stair

The Gloucestershire Collection

Breaking The Silence – with Mike Silver 

for £13 (inc post and packing)

(£16 for European mainland / £17.50 for rest of the world)

Line of Blue 

Roll On Dreamer 

Edge of Day – with Laurie Lee

West Country Christmas

A Country Christmas

The Glorious Glosters

for £11 each (inc post and packing)

(£14 for European mainland / £15 for rest of the world)

Also available is

Afterwords – the live Decameron album from 2001

For £13 (inc post and packing)

(£16 for European mainland / £17.50 for rest of the world)

Please order by phone – 01453 885088  (leave message and your phone number if we are out)

or by posting either a cheque or credit card details to

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

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Thanks so much for all your support – 

I really do appreciate it, and hope to see you at a concert very soon!


With kind regards,
Johnny

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

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

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Dame Judi Dench to be Patron of Festival Players!

Exciting News about The Festival Players Theatre Company!

We can think of no greater endorsement of the integrity of our work.

There was a wonderful performance of The Winter’s Tale last Sunday (12th) on the beautiful Scilly Isle of Tresco with Dame Judi Dench in the audience.

We are thrilled and honoured that this great Lady of the Theatre has accepted an invitation to become a Patron of our Company.

Just a few final chances to see The Winter’s Tale by The Festival Players –  In West Wales, Oxford, Stratford upon Avon, Worcester, Witney, Stroud, Cheltenham, Winchester, Liskeard, Bideford, and South Glos. Details are below.

Directed by Michael Dyer – Music written and directed by Johnny Coppin

A talented team of professional actors in a colourful comedy; an all-male, fast-paced, costumed production. Most performances are open-air, so bring low-backed seating, rugs and warm, rainproof clothing.  Note –  Johnny does not peform at these events. ALL the music is sung and performed by the actors.

” a delightful summer evening’s entertainment 

LAST CHANCES TO SEE!! — DO HOPE YOU CAN CATCH A PERFORMANCE!

AUGUST

Thurs 16  Narberth: Lampeter House, Lampeter Velfry, SA67 8TS  7 for 7.30pm

Kathryn Lambert   01834 869323     Kathryn@span-arts.org.uk

Sat 18  Oxford: TheVictoria Arms, Mill Lane, Old Marston,,OX3 0PZ         7pm

Ruthie Bowers 01865 241382       victoriaarms@wadworth.co.uk

Sun 19  Stratford upon Avon: Hall’s Croft, Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire, CV37 6BG

7pm  Anais Vanian-Cooper    01789 204 016    anais.vanian-cooper@shakespeare.org.uk

Tues 21  Worcester: Swan Theatre, The Moors, Worcs, WR1 3EF     7.30pm

Theatre Box Office 01905 611427

Weds 22  Witney: Cogges Manor Farm, Church Lane,  Oxfordshire,  OX28 3LA        7pm

Colin Shone     01993 772602 marketing@cogges.org.uk

Thurs 23    Nympsfield: Woodchester Mansion Stroud, Glos. GL10 3TS      6.30pm

Ray Canham  01453 861541 Ray.canham@woodchestermansion.org.uk

Fri 24    Cheltenham:  Glenfall House, Mill Lane, Charlton Kings, Glos,  GL54 4EP     7.30pm

Lauren Shelton  01242 323889/07484 755011  lauren@glenfallhouse.co.uk

Sat 25   Winchester: IBM Hursley Club, Hursley Park, Hampshire, SO21 2JN  7pm

Jill Robinson  01962 816467/ 07500 877004  JILLB@uk.ibm.com

Sun 26    Liskeard: Sterts Amphitheatre, Upton Cross, Liskeard Cornwall, PL14 5AZ  7.30pm

Peter Woodward   01579 362382 office2@stertsarts.org -box office

Mon 27    Bideford: Hartland Abbey, Hartland, Devon,  EX39 6DT  5pm

Richard – Plough Arts Centre    01805 622552

richard@theploughartscentre.org.uk

Tues 28    Winterbourne: Winterbourne Medieval Barn, Church Lane, South Glos. BS36 1SE  7pm

Sue Fox    07770 974 283 suefox42@btinternet.com

FOR MORE INFO –  www.thefestivalplayers.co.uk

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JUNE 2018 NEWSLETTER

JOHNNY COPPIN NEWSLETTER – JUNE 2018

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

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What’s in this newsletter?

–  Latest News 

–  Forthcoming concerts 

–  A Winter’s Tale tour by The Festival Players – June/July/August dates

–  Albums for sale and new charity album “KInder Shores”

–  Feedback 

–  BBC Acoustic programme – at new times and a longer show! 

*LATEST NEWS

Hope you are enjoying the summer and that you’ll come along to

WORDFEST at Gloucester Cathedral on Friday 6th July  

Where I perform “Forest and Vale and High Blue Hill” –  songs of the Gloucestershire poets.  details are below.

The Winter’s Tale summer tour by The Festival Players  (with my music)  is going really well –  Do try and catch a date near you!! Tour dates for June/July/August are below.

Live – I’ve seen two fantastic concerts  – by Mary Chapin Carpenter at The Forum in Bath, and The Henry Bateman Band  (the very talented singer/songwriter/guitarist back from Leeds College of Music) at a hometown gig at Fairford. Also there was a great night at Minchinhampton Folk Club  on 31 May – with such a variety of music and a high standard.

On TV – On Vintage TV – I enjoyed live sessions with Lil and Ollie, and Kimmie Rhodes (a fine US s/s from Lubbock Texas, who co-wrote The Christmas Star song) plus Ben Howard on Later with Jools Holland.

The highlights from BBC’s Biggest Weekend so far for me are – Julie Fowlis, and Karine Polwart  plus Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, and Craig David –  hopefully all still on iPlayer?

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* CONCERT DATES – 2018

July

Fri 6th   WORDFEST at Gloucester Cathedral – “Forest and Vale and High Blue Hill” –

songs of the Gloucestershire poets. The Lady Chapel 8.45 – 9. 45pm.

For details of all weekend events and tickets  www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk

Sun 12 August – BATH FOLK FESTIVAL joint concert with KEVIN BROWN.  

at The Museum of Bath Architecture  at  6:30pm

tickets via the website.  bathfolkfestival.org

Sun 26 August – SHREWSBURY FOLK FESTIVAL – with PHIL BEER    shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk

Mon 1st October – RUNCORN Folk Club, Runcorn Golf Club, Clifton Road, Runcorn, WA7 4SU  – Roger Hanslip 01928 731567 rogerhanslip@gmail.com

Fri 5th October – MINCHINHAMPTON Church, nr Stroud – with Paul Burgess – a Charity concert in aid of Horsfall House 

Information  kathy@63windmillroad.co.uk        tel 01453 882960

Fri 9th November – GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL – “By Severn and Somme” a commemoration of the Centenary of end of WW1 – with Paul Burgess and Martin Fry – 8pm  For details of all weekend events and tickets  www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk

ALL ON A WINTER’S NIGHT TOUR Late November / December –

with dates so far confirmed in Dorset (23 Nov), Wychwood Folk Club, Oxfordshire (8 Dec),Bristol Folk House (9 Dec), Stroud Sub Rooms (15 Dec), Folk on the Moor near Plymouth (16 Dec), Cheltenham Bacon Theatre (20 Dec), Lichfield Guildhall, Staffs. (22 Dec).

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FESTIVAL PLAYERS SUMMER TOUR of “The Winter’s Tale” by William Shakespeare with music written and directed by Johnny Coppin,

Dates in England, Wales, Scotland, and Norway until 26 Aug      thefestivalplayers.co.uk

Directed by Michael Dyer – Music written and directed by Johnny Coppin

A talented team of professional actors in a colourful comedy; an all-male, fast-paced, costumed production. Most performances are open-air, so bring low-backed seating, rugs and warm, rainproof clothing.

Note – that I DO NOT peform at these events. ALL the music is sung and performed by the actors.

  • JUNE
  • Sat 9

     

    7.30pm Tetbury: Tetbury Goods Shed Arts Centre, Cirencester Road. GL8 8EY Jennie Horton

    01666 503569

    jenniehorton12@gmail.com

    Sun 10 2.00pm East Grinstead–  The Old Convent, East Grinstead, West Sussex.

    RH19 3RS

    (Private event)

    Julie Anne Sadie Goode

    01342 327409/07714 094764

    julieannesadiegoode@gmail.com

    Tues 12 9.45am Stroud: Cotswold Chine School.

    Nr. Box GL6 9AG.

    2 workshops/lunch/shortened

    school performance

    Anne Cross    01453 837550 / 01453 837553 anne.cross@novalis-trust.org.uk
    Weds 13

     

    7.30pm Stroud: The Museum in the Park, Stratford Park, Glos. GL5 4AF Abigail Large

    01453 763394

    Abigail.Large@stroud.gov.uk

     

    Thurs 14

     

    7.30pm Nottingham: Holme Pierrepont Hall Notts. NG12 2LD Robert Brackenbury

    0115 933 2371

    Holmepierrepont@aol.com

    Fri 15 7.30pm Newbury: Kingsclere Village Club 35 George St, Kingsclere  RG20 5NH Sharon Morris

    01635 298370

    chairman@kingsclerevillageclub.co.uk

    Sat 16

     

    4.30pm Gerrards Cross: Oaks Hallow, 52 Orchehill Ave Bucks, SL9 8QL Ruth Webber

    01753 880541

    webber_r1@sky.com

    Sun 17

     

    2.30pm Bristol: Gate Farmhouse, Itchington Alveston, Bristol, BS35 3TA Anton Buckoke

    01454 413318               antonbuckoke@gmail.com

    Weds 20

     

    7.00pm Stroud: Horsfall House, Windmill Road, Minchinhampton. GL6 9EY. John Jutsum –

    01453 882477/07816 818108

    johnjutsum@btinternet.com

    Nigel Parry –

    01453 883719/07989 421009

    Fri 22

     

    7.30pm Shaftesbury: Shaftesbury Abbey Park Walk, Dorset SP7 8JR Annabel Turner

    07967 328212/01747 852910

    user@shaftesburyabbey.fsnet.co.uk

    Sat 23 7.00pm

     

    Shepton Mallet: Speeds Farm Lamyatt, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6NH David Ash

    01749 812031/0776 655 7711

    drdash64@gmail.com

    Sun 24 2.30pm Beaminster: Meerhay Manor, Dorset DT8 3SB Lois Pearson

    01308 863586/07787 768227

    Trish 01308 862038

    Tues 26   Berlin British School – Am 1 Postfenn 31, 14055 Berlin Andrew Walsh

    +49 (0) 30 35109180

    andrew.walsh@berlinbritishschool.de

    Thurs 28 7.30pm Bristol: Royal York Crescent & York Gardens, Clifton, BS8 4LN Barbara Hall

    07704 860423

    rycgardencommittee@yahoo.co.uk

    Fri 29 11.30am  to  1.00pm Tiverton: Tiverton High School Bolham Road, Devon, EX16 6SQ  -Shortened School Performance Julian Morgan

    0796 999 8862

    joolsjm@me.com

    Ruth Sorenson

    01884 256655 ext. 248

    07966 982893

    rsorenson@tiverton.devon.sch.uk

    Sat 30 7.30pm Tiverton: Tiverton High School Grounds, Bolham Road, Devon, EX16 6SQ Julian Morgan

    0796 999 8862

    joolsjm@me.com

JULY      
Sun 1 5.00pm Basingstoke: Bartons Mill, Bartons Lane, RG24 8AE Ray Turnbull

01256 331153

bartonsmill@wadworth.co.uk

Thurs 5 7.30pm Frampton on Severn: The Manor,  Glos. GL2 7EP Rollo & Janie Clifford

Elena – 01452 740698

office@framptoncourtestate.co.uk

Fri 6 7.30pm Newport: Caerleon Roman Amphitheatre, Broadway (Off High Street), Caerleon. NP18 1AY Tim Davidson

01633 430194

gardenhouse_511@msn.com

Sat 7

 

7.30pm Chipping Norton: Cherry Tree Cottage, Ramsden, Oxon, OX7 3AR 01993 868820

01865 270670

07775 655689

Jessica@mannix.me

Sun 8 3.00pm London: The Rookery, Streatham Common South, SW16 3BX Colin Finlayson

020 8764 8656 Colin.finlayson@gmail.com

Tues 10 7.30pm London: The Oriental Club, Stratford House, Stratford Place, W1C 1ES

(private event)

Maria Teresa Casali

020 7318 734 or 020 7629 5126

Events@orientalclub.org.uk

Weds 11 7.30pm London: The Oriental Club, Stratford House, Stratford Place, W1C 1ES

(private event)

Maria Teresa Casali

020 7318 734 or 020 7629 5126

Events@orientalclub.org.uk

Fri 13

 

7.00pm Norway: Baroniet Rosendal, Baroniv 60, 5470 Rosendal. Norway. Anne Grete/Reidar Honerdd

+ 47 53 48 29 99

mobile:0047 9951 2592

0047 9087 3857annegrete.honeroed@gmail.com info@baroniet.no

Sat 14

 

1.30pm Norway: Baroniet Rosendal, Baroniv 60, 5470 Rosendal. Norway. See above
Fri 20

 

7.30pm Carnforth: Leighton Hall, Lancs. LA5 9ST Lucy Arthurs

01524 734474

lucy.arthurs@leightonhall.co.uk

Sat 21

 

6.00pm Liverpool: Crosby Hall, Back Lane Little Crosby, L23 4UA Ali Still-Blundell

0151 924 9099 office.chetcentre@gmail.com

Sun 22

 

7.00pm Cupar: Falkland Palace, High Street, Falkland, Fife KY15 7BU Katy Jack

01337 857397

kjack@nts.org.uk

Mon 23

 

7.00pm Fife: Kellie Castle & Garden, Pittenweem, KY10 2RF Moira Mukherjee              01333 311938/01333 720271             07794 563454    moiramukherjee@aol.com
Tues 24

 

7.00pm Ellon: Pitmedden Garden (NTS), Ellon, Aberdeenshire. AB41 7PD Monique Lanz

01651 842296

mlanz@nts.org.uk

Weds 25 7.00pm Angus: House of Dun (NTS),  Montrose, DD10 9LQ John McKenna

01674 810264

07713 786232

01674 983120 JmcKenna@nts.org.uk

Thurs 26 7.00pm Kinross: RSPB Loch Leven, Vane Farm, KY13 9LX Rachel Gooday

07943 152284

Rachel.Gooday@rspb.org.uk

Karen Caldwell

01577 862355 Karen.Caldwell@rspb.org.uk

Fri 27 7.30pm Ulverston: Ford Park, Ford Park Crescent, Cumbria, LA12 7JP Jill Salmon

01229 580666

jill.salmon@ford-park.org.uk

 

Sat 28

 

3.00pm Cockermouth: Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumbria.

CA13 9SH

George Cook

01768 776276 george.cook@highamhall.co.uk

Sun 29 3.00pm Nottingham: Langar Hall, Langar, Notts. NG13 9HG Heather Bell/Ben Rivett

01949 860559

Heather – accounts@langarhall.co.uk Ben –ben@langarhall.co.uk

AUGUST      
Weds 1

 

1.00pm Hereford: 3 Choirs Festival, Bishops  Palace Garden, Palace Yard,

HR4 9BL

Alexis Paterson

01452 768 931

07801 596789

alexis.paterson@3choirs.org

Thurs 2

 

2.30pm Hereford: 3 Choirs Festival, Bishops  Palace Garden, Palace Yard,

HR4 9BL

See above
Fri 3

 

7.30pm St.Neots: Buckden Towers, High Street, Buckden, Cambridge

PE19 5TA

Mike Allwright

01480 810344

claret_centre@claret.org.uk

 

Sat 4 7.30pm Saffron Walden: Ickleton Village Hall, Frogge Street, Ickleton, Essex CB10 1SH Pam Fearn

01799 531916

07802 362528

pam@cmws.co.uk

Sun 5

 

2.30pm Norwich: Norwich School, 71a The Close, Norwich NR1 4DD Ros Carter: 01603 618029

Ros: admin@buildcharity.co.uk

Peter Jervis:01362 688499

07917 839239/01603 899910

pjervis@quotatis.co.uk

Mon 6

 

7.00pm Ingatestone:  Ingatestone Hall, Hall Lane, Essex ,CM4 9NR Lord Petre/Lynne Pykerman

01277 353010 House@ingatestonehall.co.uk

Weds 8 7.00pm Abbotsbury: Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Bullers Way Dorset, DT3 4LA

 

John Houston

01305 871130

john@abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk

Thurs 9

 

7.30pm Penzance: Penlee Open Air Park Theatre, Morrab Road, TR18 4HE Dave Hunter

07816 285367 /01637 871539 cytc@btinternet.com

Fri 10

 

7.30pm Isles of Scilly: Chaplaincy Gardens, St. Marys Susan Hodgson

01720 422641

murrayhodgson@gmail.com

Sat 11 7.30pm Isles of Scilly: Chaplaincy Gardens, St. Marys See above
Sun 12

 

6.30pm Isles of Scilly: Tresco Abbey Gardens, Tresco TR24 0QQ. Mike Nelham                                01720 424108 / 01720 424105 mikenelhams@tresco.co.uk
Weds 15 7.00pm Exeter: Powderham Castle, Exeter

Devon. EX6 8JQ

Sarah Short

01626 890243 sarah.short@powderham.co.uk

Thurs 16

 

7.00pmor 7.30pm Narberth: Lampeter House, Lampeter Velfry, SA67 8TS Kathryn Lambert

01834 869323

Kathryn@span-arts.org.uk

Sat 18 7.00pm Oxford: TheVictoria Arms, Mill Lane, Old Marston,,OX3 0PZ

 

Ruthie Bowers

01865 241382

victoriaarms@wadworth.co.uk

Sun 19

 

7.00pm Stratford upon Avon: Hall’s Croft, Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire, CV37 6BG Anais Vanian-Cooper

01789 204 016

anais.vanian-cooper@shakespeare.org.uk

Tues 21

 

7.30pm Worcester: Swan Theatre, The Moors, Worcs, WR1 3EF 01905 611427

Gemma Martyn Smith

01905 726969

gemma@worcesterlive.co.uk

Weds 22

 

7.00pm Witney: Cogges Manor Farm, Church Lane,  Oxfordshire,

OX28 3LA

Colin Shone

01993 772602 marketing@cogges.org.uk

Thurs 23

 

6.30pm Nympsfield: Woodchester Mansion Stroud, Glos. GL10 3TS Ray Canham

01453 861541 Ray.canham@woodchestermansion.org.uk

Fri 24 7.30pm Cheltenham:  Glenfall House, Mill Lane, Charlton Kings, Glos,

GL54 4EP

Lauren Shelton

01242 323889/07484 755011lauren@glenfallhouse.co.uk

Sat 25 7.00pm Winchester: IBM Hursley Club, Hursley Park, Hampshire, SO21 2JN Jill Robinson

01962 816467/07500 877004JILLB@uk.ibm.com

Sun 26

 

 

7.30pm Liskeard: Sterts Amphitheatre, Upton Cross, Liskeard Cornwall, PL14 5AZ Peter Woodward

01579 362382 office2@stertsarts.org -box office

office3@stertsarts.org – finance

Mon 27

 

5.00pm Bideford: Hartland Abbey, Hartland, Devon,  EX39 6DT Richard – Plough Arts Centre

01805 622552

richard@theploughartscentre.org.uk

Lady Stucley – Hartland Abbey

01237 441496

Tues 28

 

 

7.00pm Winterbourne: Winterbourne Medieval Barn, Church Lane, South Glos. BS36 1SE Sue Fox

07770 974 283 suefox42@btinternet.com

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*FEEDBACK

“Before I depart for France early tomorrow I must say thank you and Paul so very much for giving us such wonderful entertainment on Friday evening. I personally can’t remember you and Paul coming together quite so well as you did then and everyone who’ve spoken to me (and they are numerous) have said what a great time they all had. There was a great togetherness in the hall that evening and one person there (who hasn’t been in the village that long) said that it made him feel proud to be living in Gloucester! I hope you were pleased with the concert also and weren’t too shattered by the time you got home. I hope that in due time you will be able to visit Minsterworth again and perform for us (although I can’t guarantee there will be a spoons player in the audience as on Friday!)” – T.M-S in Minsterworth

“Good to meet you again at Minsterworth. Thanks you for  very enjoyable evening “ – G.C. In Cheltenham

“We greatly enjoyed your concert at Minsterworth, after not hearing you for so long” – J.C in Maisemore

“Thank you for another really enjoyable evening. 🙂  Cakes were good too! 😉  “ – J.P in Glos

“I thoroughly enjoyed the Songwriting weekend, and was so pleased to create some new songs. Thank you for your guidance and inspiration. I hope to record the songs soon and look forward to sending you a copy”   – M. M-W in Glos..

“Many thanks for all your help, I really enjoyed the Songwriting weekend, I feel I learned a lot, and it was lovely to meet everyone. Great hospitality and catering from the two Sues!” – S.S in Glos

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* ALBUMS on sale now!

All On A Winter’s Night

Borderland 

The Winding Stair

The Gloucestershire Collection

Breaking The Silence – with Mike Silver 

for £13 (inc post and packing)

(£16 for European mainland / £17.50 for rest of the world)

Line of Blue 

Roll On Dreamer 

Edge of Day – with Laurie Lee

West Country Christmas

A Country Christmas

The Glorious Glosters

for £11 each (inc post and packing)

(£14 for European mainland / £15 for rest of the world)

Also available is

Afterwords – the live Decameron album from 2001

For £13 (inc post and packing)

(£16 for European mainland / £17.50 for rest of the world)

Please order by phone – 01453 885088  (leave message and your phone number if we are out)

or by posting either a cheque or credit card details to

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

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*A new charity album “Kinder Shores” has just been released in aid of the Rees Care Leavers Foundation

 – with 19 tracks by various artists including Fairport Convention, Show of Hands, Ralph McTell, Oysterband, Chris While & Julie Matthews, Jez Lowe – and me with “Innocents’ Song”. I hope you will support this really good cause. The CD is available online from http://www.kindershores.org

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My BBC ACOUSTIC RADIO SHOW – is now every Saturday at 5am and 5pm

on BBC  Radio Gloucestershire  playing acoustic music 

on FM, AM, DAB, Freeview 735, online and listen again for 30 days!!!  on http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiogloucestershire

SCHEDULE – JOHNNY COPPIN PROGRAMMES available on listen again- with playlists and gig guides   Still available to listen again are:-

Sat 26th May – there are new tracks from the likes of Skerryvore, Maddy Prior, Daimh, Wandering Hearts, Pharis & Jason Romero, Mishaped Pearls, The Nelson Brothers, Will Pound,and Gloucestershire singer/songwriter Henry Bateman

Plus music from Fairport ConventionSteve Ashley, Louise Jordan, Vera Van Heeringen, and local acts  Harpers Ferry, Martin Vogwell, and Keith Thompson

Sat 2nd June – The special guest is acoustic duo Larkham & Hall live in session with songs from their new album.

There are also new tracks from the likes of Cardboard Fox, Clannad, Gretchen PetersPassenger, Ray Cooper, and Gloucestershire duo The Black Feathers

All this plus music from Fairport Convention,  Blackbeard’s Tea Party, and local acts Mischief Afoot, and Henry Bateman

Sat 9th June – there are new tracks from Skerryvore, Joan Armatrading, Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy, Cardboard Fox, Gathering Tides, Daniel & Emma Reid, and Richard Burley

Plus music from Fairport ConventionAnge Hardy, Jim Reynolds, Kelly Oliver, Rebecca HollwegAntonio Forcione, and Gloucestershire singer/songwriter Sophronie

Sat 16th June –  The special guest is Gloucestershire singer/songwriter Molly-Anne live in session with songs from her new EP. There are also new tracks from the likes of The Wailin’ Jennys, Fairport Convention, Reg Meuross, Ray Cooper, The Slocan RamblersStables, and Steph Geremia.

All this plus a look-ahead to festivals and gigs in the region with music from Carmina, Dallahan,Saskia Griffiths-Moore, and Moirai

Sat 23rd June – The special guest is the Cirencester-based acoustic duo The Black Feathers 
talking about their new single and forthcoming tour.

There are also new tracks from the likes of Skerryvore, Jez Lowe, Dowally, Alden Patterson & Dashwood, and Whiskey Shivers.

All this plus a look-ahead to festivals and gigs in the region with music from Cara Dillon, The East Pointers,  Si Barron, and Saskia Griffiths-Moore.

************************************************************************

Thank you so much for your support – 

I really do appreciate it,  and hope to see you at a concert very soon!


With kind regards,
Johnny

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

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

Posted in Concerts, General news, Shakespeare Tour

The Winter’s Tale – Shakespeare Tour until 26 August

FESTIVAL PLAYERS SUMMER TOUR of “The Winter’s Tale” by William Shakespeare with music written and directed by Johnny Coppin,

Dates in England, Wales, Scotland, and Norway until 26 Aug      for venues see  thefestivalplayers.co.uk

Directed by Michael Dyer – Music written and directed by Johnny Coppin

A talented team of professional actors in a colourful comedy; an all-male, fast-paced, costumed production. Most performances are open-air, so bring low-backed seating, rugs and warm, rainproof clothing.

Note – that I DO NOT peform at these events. ALL the music is sung and performed by the actors.

Posted in Shakespeare Tour

Concerts July to December 2018

* CONCERT DATES – 2018

July

Fri 6th   WORDFEST at Gloucester Cathedral – “Forest and Vale and High Blue Hill” –  songs of the Gloucestershire poets. The Lady Chapel 8.45 – 9. 45pm.

For details of all weekend events and tickets  www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk

Looking ahead…..here are some dates for your diary:

Sun 12 August – BATH FOLK FESTIVAL joint concert with KEVIN BROWN.  

at The Museum of Bath Architecture  at  6:30pm

tickets via the website.  bathfolkfestival.org

Sun 26 August – SHREWSBURY FOLK FESTIVAL – with PHIL BEER    shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk

Mon 1st October – RUNCORN Folk Club, Runcorn Golf Club, Clifton Road, Runcorn, WA7 4SU  –

Roger Hanslip 01928 731567 rogerhanslip@gmail.com

Fri 5th October – MINCHINHAMPTON Church, nr Stroud – with Paul Burgess –  a Charity concert in aid of Horsfall House 

Information  kathy@63windmillroad.co.uk        tel 01453 882960

Fri 9th November – GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL – “By Severn and Somme” a commemoration of the Centenary of end of WW1 – with Paul Burgess and Martin Fry – 8pm  For details of all weekend events and tickets  www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk

ALL ON A WINTER’S NIGHT TOUR Late November / December –

with dates so far confirmed at Pimperne near Blandford Forum in Dorset (23 Nov), Wychwood Folk Club, Oxfordshire (8 Dec),  Bristol Folk House (9 Dec), Stroud Sub Rooms (15 Dec), Folk on the Moor near Plymouth (16 Dec), Cheltenham Bacon Theatre (20 Dec), Lichfield Guildhall, Staffs. (22 Dec).

**FESTIVAL PLAYERS SUMMER TOUR of “The Winter’s Tale” by William Shakespeare with music written and directed by Johnny Coppin,

Dates in England, Wales, Scotland, and Norway until 26 Aug   see   thefestivalplayers.co.uk

Directed by Michael Dyer – Music written and directed by Johnny Coppin

A talented team of professional actors in a colourful comedy; an all-male, fast-paced, costumed production. Most performances are open-air, so bring low-backed seating, rugs and warm, rainproof clothing.

Note – that I DO NOT peform at these events. ALL the music is sung and performed by the actors.

Posted in Christmas, Concerts, General news, Other events, Shakespeare Tour

SUMMER TOUR DATES 2018

* JOHNNY COPPIN CONCERT DATES – 2018

June

Thu 14   Stroud  – concert with Paul Burgess and support set from Sophronie (up-and-coming singer/songwriter from Stroud) – at The Parish Church of St Laurence, The Shambles, High Street GL5 1JL    7.30pm Tickets will be available from TIC at The Stroud Sub Rooms 01453 760900

Sat 16   Rockhampton Festival near Thornbury, S Glos GL13 9DX ..2.30pm onwards rockhamptonfolkfest.org.uk     Early bird tickets available before 31 May

Fri 6th July – Wordfest at Gloucester Cathedral – “Forest and Vale and High Blue Hill” –  songs of the Gloucestershire poets. The Lady Chapel 8.45 – 9. 45pm.  For details of all weekend events and tickets  www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk

Sun 12 August – Bath Folk Festival …double bill with KEVIN BROWN.  Lady Huntingdon’s Chapel  7.30pm bathfolkfestival.org

Sun 26 August – Shrewsbury Folk Festival – with PHIL BEER    shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk

Looking ahead…..some dates for your diary:

Mon 1st October – Runcorn Folk Club, Runcorn Golf Club, Clifton Road, Runcorn, WA7 4SU  – Roger Hanslip 01928 731567 rogerhanslip@gmail.com

Fri 5th October – Minchinhampton Church, nr Stroud – with Paul Burgess – a Charity concert in aid of Horsfall House       Information  kathy@63windmillroad.co.uk        tel 01453 882960

Fri 9th November – Gloucester Cathedral – “By Severn and Somme” a commemoration of the Centenary of end of WW1 – with Paul Burgess – 8pm  For details of all weekend events and tickets  www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk

 

FESTIVAL PLAYERS SUMMER TOUR of “The Winter’s Tale” by William Shakespeare  From 19 May to 26 Aug      thefestivalplayers.co.uk

Directed by Michael Dyer – Music written and directed by Johnny Coppin

A talented team of professional actors in a colourful comedy; an all-male, fast-paced, costumed production. Most performances are open-air, so bring low-backed seating, rugs and warm, rainproof clothing. Most venues are open for picnics an hour before performance time.

Note – that JOHNNY DOES NOT peform at these events. All the music is sung and performed live by the actors.

First tour dates..May and June….

  • MAY
Sat 19

 

7.00pm Dormston: Kington & Dormston Village Hall, Cockshot Lane, Dormston, Worcs. WR7 4LE Hannah Forrester

01905 381702

hannahforrester@hotmail.com

Mon 21 8.00pm Belgium: Domein de Renesse, Lierselei 30,  B-2390, Malle Karin Verheyen

00 32 3311 5591/0474 895269

karin@domeinderenesse.be

Tues 22 7.30pm Netherlands: Muiderslot, Herengracht 1, 1398 AA, Muiden. Imre Besanger

0031 294 256 262 Imre.besanger@muiderslot.nl

Thurs 24 7.30pm Netherlands: Kasteel Doorwerth, Fonteinallee 2, 6865ND, Doorwerth Carine van Ketwich Verschuur 0031 26 339 7406

0031 26 339 7402

Mobile: 06 30 01 69 97 c.vanketwich@glk.nl

Fri 25 7.30pm Netherlands: Kasteel Doorwerth, Fonteinallee 2, 6865ND, Doorwerth See above
Sun 27

 

7.00pm Whittington: Whittington Castle, Castle Street, Whittington, Shropshire. SY11 4DF Sue Ellis

01691 662500 info@whittingtoncastle.co.uk

Mon 28 5.00pm West Bromwich:: Manor House Museum, Hall Green Road, B71 2EA Abbey Butler

0121 588 2985Abbey_Butler@sandwell..gov.uk

Thurs 31 7.00pm Torrington: RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington, EX38 8PH Richard – Plough Arts Centre

01805 622 552

richard@theploughartscentre.org.uk

  • JUNE
  • Fri 1 7.30pm St.Austell: Tregrehan Gardens

    St Blazey Gate, Par. PL24 2SJ

    Phil Webb: 0786 5072744

    philmw7@hotmail.com

    Andy Ward:  07900 817608

    Sat 2

     

    7.00pm Wellington: Cothay Manor, Greenham, Somerset,  TA21 0JR Janet Alcock

    01823 672283

    cothaymanor@btinternet.com

    Weds 6

     

    7.30pm Brighton: Brighton Open Air Theatre (BOAT), Dyke Road Park, Hove, BN3 6EH Anne Marie Williams

    07802 299267

    brightonopenairtheatre@gmail.com

    Thurs 7

     

    7.00pm Highcliffe: Highcliffe Castle Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 4LE Jack Hartwell

    01425 278807

    jhartwell@christchurchandeastdorset.gov.uk

    Fri 8

     

    7.30pm Bristol: Claverham Village Hall Bishops Road, Claverham.

    BS49 4NF

    Sarah Hook

    01934 876581 info@claverhamvillagehall.co.uk

    Sat 9

     

    7.30pm Tetbury: Tetbury Goods Shed Arts Centre, Cirencester Road. GL8 8EY Jennie Horton

    01666 503569

    jenniehorton12@gmail.com

    Sun 10 2.00pm East Grinstead–  The Old Convent, East Grinstead, West Sussex.

    RH19 3RS

    (Private event)

    Julie Anne Sadie Goode

    01342 327409/07714 094764

    julieannesadiegoode@gmail.com

    Tues 12 9.45am Stroud: Cotswold Chine School.

    Nr. Box GL6 9AG.

    2 workshops/lunch/shortened

    school performance

    Anne Cross    01453 837550 / 01453 837553 anne.cross@novalis-trust.org.uk
    Weds 13

     

    7.30pm Stroud: The Museum in the Park, Stratford Park, Glos. GL5 4AF Abigail Large

    01453 763394

    Abigail.Large@stroud.gov.uk

     

    Thurs 14

     

    7.30pm Nottingham: Holme Pierrepont Hall Notts. NG12 2LD Robert Brackenbury

    0115 933 2371

    Holmepierrepont@aol.com

    Fri 15 7.30pm Newbury: Kingsclere Village Club 35 George St, Kingsclere  RG20 5NH Sharon Morris

    01635 298370

    chairman@kingsclerevillageclub.co.uk

    Sat 16

     

    4.30pm Gerrards Cross: Oaks Hallow, 52 Orchehill Ave Bucks, SL9 8QL Ruth Webber

    01753 880541

    webber_r1@sky.com

    Sun 17

     

    2.30pm Bristol: Gate Farmhouse, Itchington Alveston, Bristol, BS35 3TA Anton Buckoke

    01454 413318               antonbuckoke@gmail.com

    Weds 20

     

    7.00pm Stroud: Horsfall House, Windmill Road, Minchinhampton. GL6 9EY. John Jutsum –

    01453 882477/07816 818108

    johnjutsum@btinternet.com

    Nigel Parry –

    01453 883719/07989 421009

    Fri 22

     

    7.30pm Shaftesbury: Shaftesbury Abbey Park Walk, Dorset SP7 8JR Annabel Turner

    07967 328212/01747 852910

    user@shaftesburyabbey.fsnet.co.uk

    Sat 23 7.00pm

     

    Shepton Mallet: Speeds Farm Lamyatt, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6NH David Ash

    01749 812031/0776 655 7711

    drdash64@gmail.com

    Sun 24 2.30pm Beaminster: Meerhay Manor, Dorset DT8 3SB Lois Pearson

    01308 863586/07787 768227

    Trish 01308 862038

    Tues 26   Berlin British School – Am 1 Postfenn 31, 14055 Berlin Andrew Walsh

    +49 (0) 30 35109180

    andrew.walsh@berlinbritishschool.de

    Thurs 28 7.30pm Bristol: Royal York Crescent & York Gardens, Clifton, BS8 4LN Barbara Hall

    07704 860423

    rycgardencommittee@yahoo.co.uk

    Fri 29 11.30am  to  1.00pm Tiverton: Tiverton High School Bolham Road, Devon, EX16 6SQ  -Shortened School Performance Julian Morgan

    0796 999 8862

    joolsjm@me.com

    Ruth Sorenson

    01884 256655 ext. 248

    07966 982893

    rsorenson@tiverton.devon.sch.uk

    Sat 30 7.30pm Tiverton: Tiverton High School Grounds, Bolham Road, Devon, EX16 6SQ Julian Morgan

    0796 999 8862

    joolsjm@me.com

For more dates see thefestivalplayers.co.uk

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BBC Acoustic Radio show now 60mins

My BBC ACOUSTIC RADIO SHOW – is now 60 minutes every Saturday at 5am and 5pm
on BBC  Radio Gloucestershire  playing acoustic music 
on FM, AM, DAB, Freeview 735, online and listen again for 30 days!!!  on http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiogloucestershire
Posted in General news, Radio news