OCTOBER 2020 NEWSLETTER

JOHNNY COPPIN NEWSLETTER – OCTOBER 2020

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 newsletter?


–  Autumn and Christmas Tour Dates cancelled  

Sponsorship needed for a live Christmas album and my next solo album in 2021

–  Feedback

–  Live concert recording of Coppin & Silver

–  BBC Acoustic programme suspended! But every Friday choosing    Acoustic Track of the Week for Chris Baxter’s Late Show 

–  Albums for sale 


LATEST NEWS
I do hope you are keeping safe and well in these difficult times. We must somehow keep positive and get through all this.
I’m really missing playing any concerts this Autumn and sadly there won’t be a Christmas Tour this year. However the exciting news is –  I’m working on a Live Christmas album, recorded at The Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham last December! –  details are below.

I urgently need some sponsorship for this, so hopefully you may be able to help in some way.
For the past few months, I have been writing new songs for my next solo albumIn 2021 – and also welcome some sponsorship for this

I am very sorry to hear about the passing of the talented singer/songwriter Kieran Halpin,And also Marion MIller – singer, radio presenter on Rock Radio UK and Stroud FM, And organiser of The Quarry Festival in Avening, Glos.


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NEW LIVE CHRISTMAS ALBUM In the absence of any Tour dates this December, I hope you’ll enjoy a live Christmas albumtogether with fellow musicians Paul Burgess, Dik Cadbury, Geoff March, Mick Candler, and Gareth Sampson.The album will include many of the songs and tunes from the 2019 Christmas Tour, recorded at The Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham on 19th December last year – perhaps you were there?Please can you help sponsor this live Christmas album?
Eight of the tracks have never been recorded before! – including The Christmas Trilogy, The Five Valleys Wassail,The Eve of Christmas Day, The Lighthouse Keeper ft. Dik Cadbury,Miss Fogarty’s Christmas Cake, and a new tune Waiting For The Light.
Please do get in touch asap if you are able sponsor in some way.
Also, over the past few months, I’ve been writing some new songs for my next solo album for 2021 – and would welcome some sponsorship for this.


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FEEDBACK:
“Facebook’s memories feature informed me that on this day last year (2 Oct), I purchased tickets for All On A Winter’s Night… How time flies!The album of the same name is one of my favourites of all time. I find myself listening to it even when it isn’t winter. “ – A.R in Cornwall
Re: 30 Songs “Your CDs are absolutely brilliant and I have enjoyed listening very much(especially the electric one)” – K.H in Gloucestershire
“A difficult time but we still have to invent our own futures and believe that creating value through beautiful music is a worthwhile profession. So many people love what you do and we all want to support you”. – M.K in Monmouthshire
“My most sincere greetings to a big artist who followed all my childhood (More than 30 years so far) with his magic and unique voice starting from Decameron’s albums. Thanks for the emotions that you give to us. God bless you Johnny and keep up the great work.” – A.D-C in Italy

“I have been a fan since the Decameron days and saw you live in Swindon and Cheltenham over the past few years .Great evenings” – M.S in Berkshire
“Just finished listening to the recording of your gig with Mike Silver at Hitchin Folk Club, courtesy of the project you posted on Facebook and in April Newsletter.I’m so glad I could get to listen to it, as I can’t get to many gigs. Postcards From Cornwall as the last song was a great treat.” – A.R in Cornwall
“Thank you Johnny for your happy tunes, they are priceless in these challenging times.I suppose you’ve cancelled all your dates. My neighbour says she likes to hear me sing and whistle, and yesterday she said ‘you’re singing new songs’…and that is thanks to Borderland!” – P.D in Australia
“I miss your radio programme so much!” – A.R in Holland
The Hurricane of ’15 – What a terrific narrative song, with the story unfolding so compellingly and then coming to such a satisfying conclusion.  What a useful and timely reminder about local knowledge and what local people are capable of.  What a catchy tune and great arrangement of instruments.“ – D.H in USA 


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LIVE CONCERT recording of Coppin & Silver

Just to let you know that Hitchin Folk Club are still running a scheme where you can download and listen to 

recording of last year’s concert by me and Mike Silver.  All money raised goes to the artistes – and every little helps! –

Please go to  Hitchin Folk Club scheme 

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BBC ACOUSTIC SHOW

Thanks to everyone for your support over the loss of my BBC Acoustic radio show -And to all those who have written in to the powers that be – and sent me kind messages. I’m still considering whether or not to put out a regular acoustic radio show.

Since mid-July, I have been introducing my Acoustic Track of the Week every Friday for Chris Baxter’s Late Show on BBC across the West 10pm to 1am
Here are the tracks from new albums chosen so far
….
July –  Bristol Slaver by Show of Hands   Where The World Is Thin by Kris Drever
August – I Am The River by Tom Houston   When We Get Through This by Martyn Joseph  Safe Place by Eilidh Patterson  Don’t Get Caught Up by Ziggy Alberts   Hunker Down / That Old Blitz Spirit by Kris Drever
September –  Everglow by Kate Rusby   Hunter’s Moon by Lisa Lambe   All Hearts Break Differently by Mary Chapin Carpenter  Labels by Joshua BurnellOctober – Where The World Is Thin by Kris Drever Half Alive by The Little Unsaid Shadow Across The Sun by Hilary Pavey Sweet October by Aoife Scott.


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ALBUMS FOR SALE

With no concerts or radio show, times are indeed hard – but you can still enjoy my music, and perhaps support me by buying an album or two.


30 Songs – The latest 2 CD compilation album –
“The crystal-clear quality of Johnny’s singing, the outstanding songwriting and the polished productions in evidence on this album surely merit even greater recognition of this master craftsman”– RnR Magazine – a Five star review! (£19 for European mainland / £21 for rest of the world)

All On A Winter’s Night album includes original songs, such as the title track, Counting The Hours To Christmas, and Snow In The Street, a setting of a William Morris poem. There are classic carols like God Rest You Ye Merry GentlemenIn The Bleak Midwinter, and the much-requested O Holy Night; two songs from the USA – Welcome In Another Year, and The Christmas Star; plus an Irish tune written by the late Mick Dolan.£13 inc P & P(£16 for European mainland / £17.50 for rest of the world)

Borderland  songs included are HomewardWhen The Morning’s Here, Joseph Baker,Safe Homeand three songs of the 1st World War – John Condon, Dream of England, and Gloucestershire FromAbroad (words by Gloucestershire poet F W Harvey). The album also includes three traditional songs – The Brazier’s Daughter with new tune by Johnny, Mary from Dungloe – learnt from Christy Moore’s sister Eilish, and the Welsh song Cariad Cyntaf (First Love) with new original words in English.£13 inc P & P(£16 for European mainland / £17.50 for rest of the world)

The Winding Stair comprises material from England, Ireland, Scotland and America, including Donegal Rain, Reunion Hill, Paul Metsers’ Peace Descends, Karine Polwart’s The Sun’s Coming Over the Hill, And two songs co-written with Mike Silver – Survival and We Had it All. Also included is From Severn by the Somme (by Martin Graebe) plus settings of two poems – The Fire Kindled by Ivor Gurney (as seen on HTV’s Between Two Rivers series) and The Lost Orchard by Shropshire writer Mary Webb.  £13 inc P & P(£16 for European mainland / £17.50 for rest of the world)

The Gloucestershire Collection  – Gloucestershire poems set to music – originally released on the albums Forest & Vale & High Blue Hill, and English Morning.The songs include F.W. Harvey`s In Flanders, Song of Gloucestershire, Piper’s Wood, and Warning; Laurie Lee`s Field of Autumn; Ivor Gurney`s Fisherman of Newnham, East Wind, and The High Hills ; Leonard Clark`s This Night the Stars, Have Wandered, English Morning, and The Hill; Frank Mansell`s Cotswold Lad, The Holy Brook, and The Roads Go Down; John Drinkwater`s Legacy, Cotswold Love and The Cotswold  Farmers; Eva Dobell`s Briar Roses, and Tom Long’s Post; plus Edward Berryman`s Cotswold Tiles, and The High Road by John Haines. £13 inc P & P(£16 for European mainland / £17.50 for rest of the world)


Line of Blue

Highly recommended” – BATH AND WEST EVENING CHRONICLE

An album of own songs written on both sides of the Atlantic. First released in Sept. 1985 after returning from long residency in Bermuda. Songs of love, peace and travel. They include the much requested songs Rydal, Lost in Love with You, Every Roll of  Thunder, and Nils Lofgren`s Shine Silently – plus Keep a Litlle Light, Hallelujah,  Everything To Me and two songs written in Bermuda: The Hurricane of `15,  and Pride of All The Ocean

Musicians include Phil Beer, Trevor Foster (ex Albion Band), Matt Clifford,  Paul Metsers, Bill Zorn, Geoff March, and Steve Dolan. Recording engineer – Mick Dolan. Produced by Johnny Coppin.£11 inc P & P(£14 for European mainland / £15 for rest of the world)

Roll On Dreamer

“A contemporary folk masterpiece …first class in every department”   – Manchester Evening News

“The album that Decameron should have made and never did”  – Folk Roots Magazine

My debut solo album after the break-up of Decameron. It includes the songs Angelus, Liberty, Never Lost for Love, The Worm Forgives the Plough, and Roll on Dreamer – guest musicians are Phil Beer (Show of Hands) on fiddle,  Geoff March (ex Decameron) on cello, and Nigel Mazlyn Jones. on 12 string guitar.Produced by John Acock and Johnny Coppin.£11 inc P & P(£14 for European mainland / £15 for rest of the world)

Breaking The Silence – with Mike Silver 15 tracks recorded “as live” by Mick Dolan.  Songs include three that Johnny co-wrote with Mike Silver. Classic songs include Mike’s Not a Matter of PrideReaching out for Love and the title track – and my songs include Rydal, Never Lost for Love and the Decameron song Postcards from Cornwall. Also included are two song covers – Bruce Hornsby’s Dreamland and Up on Cripple Creek by The Band – plus the final “hidden track” is a live version of Old Fashioned Saturday Night recorded at Priddy Folk Festival. £13 inc P & P(£16 for European mainland / £17.50 for rest of the world)

OTHER ALBUMS: 

West Country Christmas

A Country Christmas

Edge of Day – with Laurie Lee

The Glorious Glosters for £11 each (inc post and packing)(£14 for European mainland / £15 for rest of the world)

Please order by phoning 01453 885088 leave a message and do leave your phone number and name -you can also email your phone number for us to call you back  johnny@johnnycoppin.co.uk You can also postan orderwith your phone number toRed Sky Records, P O Box 27, Stroud, GL6 0YQ. UK.

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Thank you so much for all your support. Keep safe and well.

Hoping to see hear from you soon.
With kind regards,  
Johnny
johnny@johnnycoppin.co.uk          www.johnnycoppin.co.uk
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APRIL 2020 NEWS

What a difficult time it is for everyone. We just have to keep safe and positive – health is more important than anything.

Very disappointing that the March / April / May concerts in Derby, Poynton, Pershore, Kingswinford, Chesham, and Oxfordshire have been postponed – but in the meantime, you can still enjoy the music, and perhaps support me by buying an album or two for your collection – phone 01453 885088 to order albums like 30 Songs, Borderland, The Winding Stair, and others.

*Also Hitchin Folk Club have kindly started a scheme where you can download and listen to a concert recording by me and Mike Silver – as well as others.  All money raised goes to the artistes – and every little helps –

go to  Hitchin Folk Club scheme

During this coronavirus crisis, all specialist BBC radio programmes have been suspended for the time being – But there are a few of my recent March shows still available to listen again on BBC Sounds. 

Keep safe and well!

Posted in Concerts, General news, Mike Silver, Radio news

Reviews of 30 Songs album *****

REVIEWS of 30 SONGS album

5 STAR***** REVIEW of 30 SONGS ALBUM in RnR (Rock ‘n Reel) magazine January 2020..

It is a mystery to me why the name Johnny Coppin is not more firmly embedded in the public consciousness, and his songs have not equalled the reach of those of, say, Al Stewart, Clifford T. Ward, or Gallagher and Lyle. As a singer-songwriter he first came to my attention in folk-rock band Decameron and has produced albums as a solo artist for over forty years. He’s toured for many years with Phil Beer, and today works in a duo with Mike Silver.

     30 Songs is a retrospective of music from seventeen albums over that time, including many songs not available for years, CD One being a band/electric selection and CD Two an acoustic selection. Phil Beer, of course, features, along with electric guitarist Mick Dolan, Matt Clifford on keyboards, and variously Mick Candler and Trevor Foster on drums. From the radio-played single ‘Believe In You’ to settings of poems by Charles Causley, Ivor Gurney and others, there is not a single ‘filler’ track here.

The crystal-clear quality of Johnny’s singing, the outstanding songwriting and the polished productions in evidence on this album surely merit even greater recognition of this master craftsman. –  Colin Bailey – RnR (Rock ’n Reel) magazine 

REVIEW of 30 SONGS ALBUM  in Living Tradition magazine Feb/March 2020

This is a compilation double album, where Johnny’s selected the best from his many solo albums. With a running time of nearly two hours, it represents value for money. Both of the discs contain 15 songs. The first,  he calls Band/electric selection; the second, his Acoustic selection.

When you consider the quality musicians appearing on Disc 1, then you realise the respected place that Johnny has achieved in folk royalty. I won’t take up space listing the names, but I must mention one. And that is Mick Dolan. Not only was he recording engineer on several of the tracks, but his glorious electric guitar is in evidence on every track but one. And in May Not Be Far Away, we have a magical guitar solo from himSo sad he couldn’t share equal billing; such a loss when he died in Marmaris in 2014.

And Mick is very evident in Disc 2, since he recorded a dozen of the tracks selected, and plays on a couple. This was the disc for me, with several standout tracks. The sweetly lyrical Rydal opens it; Postcards From Cornwall make you kid people you have dust in your eyes; Come Live With Me And Be My Love is a gorgeous setting for a Christopher Marlowe poem; and it all ends with the jewel in the crown, This Night The Stars. It’s a setting of an early Leonard Clark poem celebrating the view across the Severn Vale from the Forest of Dean. Quite sublime.   – Dai Woosnam

Posted in General news, New CD release, Reviews

TOUR DATES March/ April 2020

2020 TOUR DATES:

February

Sat 29  – Wotton under Edge – Johnny Coppin with Paul Burgess and John Broomhall at Under The Edge Arts, Wotton under Edge, Glos. GL12 7AF doors 7.30pm   utea.org.uk

March

Wed 4  –  Cheltenham Everyman Studio Theatre, GL50 1HQ 8pm   and

Thu 5    –  Cheltenham Everyman Studio Theatre GL50 1HQ  8pm    

Box office: 01242 572573  everymantheatre.org.uk

Sat 21   – Derby  – with Paul Burgess at the Broughton Room, The Grange Banqueting Suite, 457 Burton Road, Littleover.  7 30pm start and any profits will go to Cancer Care. Tickets and info: 01332 516114   07710 202986

April 

Fri 3 –  Poynton – Phoenix Folk Club, at Poynton British Legion Club, George’s Road West, SK12 1JY doors 7.30pm

1st come 1st served – if travelling from a distance do email Stephen  poynton.phoenix.folk@gmail.com  info:  poyntonlegionclub.co.uk

 Sat 18 – Pershore  No.8 Arts Centre, High Street, Pershore WR10 1BG  doors 7.30pm

Tickets: 01386 555488   enquiries@number8.org

Fri 24 –  Kingswinford  – The Woodman Folk Club – Ashwood Marina DY6 0AB doors 8pm   01384 560462   woodmanfolk.co.uk

Coming up:  four concerts with Mike Silver in May and June: 

Mon 18 May at Chesham Folk Club in Buckinghamshire

Sat 23 May at Wychwood Folk Club in Oxfordshire

Sat 13 June at Tedburn St Mary in Devon

Sun 14 June at Hitchin Folk Club, Hertfordshire

Advance notice of 2020 Christmas Tour dates so far:

Sat 5 Dec at Lowdham Village Hall, Notts.

Fri 11 Dec at Tetbury Goods Shed

Sat 12 Dec at Stroud Subscription Rooms

Tues 15 Dec at St Neot’s – Priory Centre

Fri 18  Dec at Grayshott Folk Club, Village Hall, Headley Road, Grayshott, Surrey

Sat 19 Dec at Cheltenham Bacon Theatre – note new date!!

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TOUR DATES and Albums for sale – DECEMBER 2019

2019 ALL ON A WINTER’S NIGHT Christmas Tour with Paul Burgess & Dik Cadbury and guests

December

Sun 1    Exeter – Methodist Church, Tedburn St Mary, EX6 6AA  7.30pm 

Tickets 07837 532704 and email tsmtickets@btinternet.com

Fri 6   Lechlade – Memorial Hall  GL7 3QT  7.30pm  tickets 01367 860869 /  07715 207814

Sat 7   Tetbury  – Goods Shed Arts Centre with images by Martin Fry

01666 505496 shed-arts.co.uk

Fri 13   Havant Spring Arts   023 9247 2700  the spring.co.uk   ALMOST SOLD OUT

Sat 14   Stroud Subscription Rooms with Geoff March, images by Martin Fry, and extra guests! 

 Box Office: 01453 769880    thesubrooms.co.uk

Thu 19   Cheltenham Bacon Theatre  with Geoff March, images by Martin Fry, and extra guests! 

Box Office: 01242 258002  bacontheatre.co.uk

2020: next year’s gigs so far include Cheshire, West Midlands, Oxfordshire, Devon, Surrey, Cambridgeshire, and Gloucestershire – more details soon.

ALBUMS on sale now!

My new 2 CD album 30 Songs for £16 inc P&P

 (£19 for European mainland / £20 for rest of the world)

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)

West Country Christmas

A Country Christmas

Line of Blue 

Roll On Dreamer 

Edge of Day  with Laurie Lee

The Glorious Glosters 

for £11 each (inc post and packing)

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

Please order by phoning 01453 885088  leave a message and do leave your phone number –

you can also email your phone number for us to call you back for card details….

or you can post a cheque with your order to

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

Posted in Christmas, Christmas Album, Concerts, New CD release

REUNION CONCERTS in September!

*REUNION CONCERTS!

This month I have two exciting concerts!

First – on Mon 16th September  I’m looking forward to a rare duo gig with PHIL BEER from Show of Handsat the Nettlebed Folk Club near Henley RG9 5DD   doors 7.30pm for8pm. Buy your tickets from 01628 636620. We played there in 2017 – and then last year to a packed marquee at Shrewsbury Folk Festival.

Then later this monthI am so excited about a special reunion concert on Friday 27th September with members of my own band to celebrate my new compilation album.

I’ll be joined by Paul Burgess, Dik Cadbury, John Broomhall, Mick Candler, and Gareth Sampson toperform songs from 4 decades and many I haven’t sung for years! Some songs will be acoustic, and some with then band – selections from both CDs of the 30 Songs collection.

It all happens atThe Bacon Theatre, CheltenhamGL51 6HE  at 7.30pm 

Box Office: 01242 258002 bacontheatre.co.uk

  I REALLY HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US!

 

 

Posted in Concerts, General news

AUGUST NEWS

I have a duo gig on Mon 16th September with PHIL BEER at the Nettlebed Folk Club near Henley RG9 5DD  8pm tickets 01628 636620

I am really excited about a rare reunion concert on Friday 27th September with members of my own band to celebrate my new compilation album 30 SongsI’ll be joined by Paul Burgess, Dik Cadbury, John Broomhall, Mick Candler, and Gareth Sampson to perform songs from 4 decades and many I haven’t sung for years! 

The Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham GL51 6HE  at 7.30pm  

Box Office: 01242 258002 bacontheatre.co.uk 

I DO HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US!

CONCERT DATES

August

Fri 30   Private event

September

Mon 9  The Radio Winchcombe Folk Collective – with Kevin O    7 – 8pm 

Listen live:   radiowinchcombe.co.uk   107.1FM in Glos.

Mon 16  Henley – with PHIL BEER at Nettlebed Folk Club, The Village Club, Nettlebed, Oxon    RG9 5DD   8pm tickets 01628 636620

Fri 27  Cheltenham – A Special Reunion concert with members of my band playingmaterial from the 30 Songs compilation  at The Bacon Theatre, GL51 6HE 7.30pm  Box Office: 01242 258002 bacontheatre.co.uk

October

Sat 19  Brockweir nr. Coleford, Glos. Mackenzie Hall, Mill Hill, NP16 7NW 8pm

Box Office for personal callers:  Brockweir and Hewelsfield Village Shop, Mill Hill, Brockweir  NP16 7NW  Website: www.brockweirvillagehall.co.uk

email for advance tickets at £10, otherwise £12 on the door:  brockweirevent@gmail.com

phone: 01291 689812

*Here are the dates for the 2019 Christmas Tour with Paul Burgess & Dik Cadbury:

December

Sun 1    Exeter – Methodist Church, Tedburn St Mary, EX6 6AA  7.30pm 

Tickets 07837 532704 and email tsmtickets@btinternet.com

Fri 6   Lechlade – Memorial Hall  GL7 3QT  7.30pm  tickets 01367 860869 /  07715 207814

Sat 7   Tetbury  – Goods Shed Arts Centre 01666 505496 shed-arts.co.uk

Fri 13   Havant Spring Arts   023 9247 2700  the spring.co.uk

Sat 14   Stroud Subscription Rooms with extra guests! 

Note new Box Office no. and website  01453 769880    thesubrooms.co.uk

Thu 19   Cheltenham Bacon Theatre with extra guests! 01242 258002  bacontheatre.co.uk

I am looking for one or two more – perhaps you have some ideas?

Also, if you are interested in a house concert, or a special celebration evening, do get in contact.

Posted in Concerts, General news, New CD release

SONGWRITING WEEKEND 10-12 MAY

THERE IS STILL ONE PLACE REMAINING FOR
A Songwriting Weekend with Johnny Coppin 
10 -12 May 2019 in Stroud, Gloucestershire
So please let me know as soon as possible if you’d like to join us –
The course is limited to just 6 students 

Each songwriter will have their own room to work in
And I’ll be working with each songwriter in turn on a one-to one basis.
There’ll be an informal session on Saturday evening, 
and a final performance of all the new songs on Sunday afternoon.
 
Tel 01453 885088    or  email    Johnny@johnnycoppin.co.uk

Some feedback from previous weekends..
 
“Thanks so much for a great weekend, it was quite a learning experience for me and I got so much out of it.  
You really are inspirational.
 
“Thanks Johnny,  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.”
 
“Yes I really enjoyed the whole weekend, thanks for all your help, you are the Master!”
 
“Thank you so much for your advice and encouragement.
Separating myself completely from the various pressures that I face and focus on being creative
for a whole weekend is a great treat and we couldn’t have wished for a better setting or company”

“I just wanted to thank you once again for all your efforts which made for quite a challenging
but very helpful weekend.  I especially enjoyed the one-to-one sessions –
the critical moments when the shape of a new piece starts to gel”

“Thank you for creating such a creative working environment.
The food, hospitality, advice and encouragement all helped to make it a great weekend” 

Fee is £200 – which includes supper on Friday and Saturday / lunch on Saturday and Sunday plus  tea/coffee/drinks/snacks

A deposit of 
£100 is required to confirm booking. 

Please Tel 01453 885088    or  email    Johnny@johnnycoppin.co.uk
Posted in General news, Other events

APRIL NEWS

LATEST NEWS
I’m really looking forward to returning on Friday 12th April to one of my favourite venues –
the Village Pump folk club in Trowbridge 
For tickets and information telephone Pete on 07941 611262.  I do hope you can make it!
 
10-12 May I am tutoring a Songwriting Weekend  – and there is still 1 place available – 
if you’d like to grab the chance to be creative!- see below for details.
 
After that my next concert with Mike Silver is on Sunday 19th May at Hitchin Folk Club
 
Then there are some concerts with Paul Burgess in June and July – 
and please do put a note in your diaries for a renion concert in Cheltenham on Friday 27th September!
For details of all concerts and festivals see the date sheet below

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THERE IS STILL ONE PLACE REMAINING FOR

A Songwriting Weekend with Johnny Coppin 

10 -12 May 2019 in Stroud, Gloucestershire

So please let me know as soon as possible if you’d like to join us –

The course is limited to just 6 students 


Each songwriter will have their own room to work in

And I’ll be working with each songwriter in turn on a one-to one basis.

There’ll be an informal session on Saturday evening, 

and a final performance of all the new songs on Sunday afternoon.

Fee is £200 – which includes supper on Friday and Saturday / lunch on Saturday and Sunday plus  tea/coffee/drinks/snacks

A deposit of 
£100 is required to confirm booking. 
Please Tel 01453 885088    or  email    Johnny@johnnycoppin.co.uk

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CONCERT DATES

April

Fri 12 Trowbridge  – Friday Folk at The Lamb Inn, Mortimer Street, Trowbridge BA14 8BN   8pm – With support from Paul Openshaw  – Tickets and info Pete 07941 611262

May   

10-12  A Songwriting Weekend in Stroud – just 1 place remaining – see above for details.

Sun 19  Hitchin – with Mike Silver  – The Sun Hotel, Sun Street, Hitchin SG5 1AF doors 7.30pm   Tickets: 01462 812391 or e-mail: goodmusic@hitchinfolkclub.co.uk   www.hitchinfolkclub.idnet.net

June

Thu 13 – Gloucester Music Festival – with Paul Burgess – St Mary de Crypt Church, Southgate Street GL1 1TP. 7.45pm

Free tickets will be available from Gloucester Music Festival online.

And looking ahead some dates for the diary……

July 12 -14  Bromsgrove Folk Festival – with Mike Silver  – other acts include: Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies, Churchfitters, Enda Kenny, The Lost Notes, Richard Digance, Anthony John Clarke.  Venue: The Bowling Green, Shaw Lane, Stoke Prior B60 4BH

tickets from bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk

Sat 20  July – Hartpury near Gloucester – with Paul Burgess  “Songs of Gloucestershire and Beyond” – The Village Hall, Old Over Road, Hartpury GL19 3FD. Doors 7pm  start 7.30pm  –   tickets:  01684 772178       hartpuryfest@gmail.com

 Fri  27 Sept –  Cheltenham  A Special Reunion concert with members of my band playing material from the 30 Songs compilation  at The Bacon Theatre.

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MARCH NEWS

JOHNNY COPPIN NEWSLETTER – MARCH 2019

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

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What’s in this newsletter?

–  Latest News 

–  New compilation album – 30 Songs 

–  Concert dates and Songwriting Weekend

–  Albums for sale 

–  Feedback 

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

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*LATEST NEWS

I’m really looking forward to my concert with Mike Silver 

on Friday 22nd March at Highworth in Wiltshire – our first together for a while –

so I do hope you can make it!

Tickets from Derrick and Chris Beer    canddbeer@gmail.com      01793 762070   whitehorsefolkclub.co.uk

Then on 12th April I return to the fine Village Pump folk club in Trowbridge for a solo gig        Tickets and info: Pete 07941 611262

For details of all concerts see the date sheet below

My new 30 Songs compilation album is now available …     

See below for all the details.

Many many thanks for all your kind feedback from recent concerts and albums – again see below.

RECENT NEWS

It’s been an amazing few weeks for seeing live music.

Kathy and I saw the wonderful Canadian artist Loreena McKennit at Birmingham Town Hall on her Lost Souls Tour – beautiful songs, arrangements, with really fine musicians. We’ve loved her music for years, and it was great to meet her backstage afterwards. I’ve played her music both live and on my radio show – and my recent interview with her is still available on BBC Sounds – Sunday 24th Feb at midnight on BBC Bristol, Glos, Somerset, and Wilts. 

The other day I saw Ranagri (pron: Rannergr-i) for the first time, a band with great songs, energy, and amazing harp and flute playing, and the next day, the up-and-coming duo Harbottle & Jonas.

Before that I enjoyed:

The very talented Henry Bateman and his band launching their new album;

Cara Dillon supported by Gloucestershire singer/songwriter Molly-Anne;

And Louise Mosrie a singer/songwriter over from America;

Discovery and Silver Sam at Barny’s in Stroud.

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My new 30 Songs compilation album 

Here are thirty songs that mean such a lot to me. They cover several decades and are taken from twelve different albums; from my first solo album Roll on Dreamer in 1978 through to Borderland in 2014.

The first CD has 15 songs that feature my band, with some very fine musicians and singers such as Phil Beer, Mick Dolan, Matt Clifford, Anthony Head, Mick Candler, Trevor Foster, John Broomhall, Pete Acock, Steve Dolan, Gareth Sampson, Steve Hutt, Tony Bennett, and Bill Zorn.  Songs include – When All Is Said and Done, We Shall Not Pass, New Day, Believe in You, Catherine, Celebrate My Life, and Everybody Knows  almost all of the tracks are not available on any other CD.

The second CD is a personal acoustic selection – 15 tracks with the talents of Mike Silver, Phil Beer, Paul Burgess, Mick Dolan, Matt Clifford, Paul Metsers and Geoff March.

Throughout the recording process, I’ve been very lucky to have worked with three fine pairs of ears, Mick Dolan, John Acock, and David Pickering-Pick. I really enjoyed putting this new compilation together, and hope you’ll enjoy listening!

Available by mail order and cheque – or by phone for credit card details. Do leave your phone number – you can also email your phone number for us to call you back.

£16 inc P&P     (£18 for European mainland / £19.50 for rest of the world)

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CONCERT DATES

March

Fri 22  Highworth – with Mike Silver at United Reform Church, Highworth, Wiltshire SN6 7AQ .7.45pm

Tickets from Derrick and Chris Beer    canddbeer@gmail.com

01793 762070   whitehorsefolkclub.co.uk

April

Fri 12 Trowbridge  – Friday Folk at The Lamb Inn, Mortimer Street, Trowbridge BA14 8BN   8pm – With support from Paul Openshaw  – Tickets and info Pete 07941 611262

May

10-12  A Songwriting Weekend in Stroud – just 1 place remaining – phone or email for details.

Sun 19  Hitchin – with Mike Silver  – The Sun Hotel, Sun Street, Hitchin SG5 1AF doors 7.30pm  

Tickets: 01462 812391 or e-mail: goodmusic@hitchinfolkclub.co.uk

http://www.hitchinfolkclub.idnet.net

June

Thu 13 – Gloucester Music Festival – with Paul Burgess – St Mary de Crypt Church, Southgate Street GL1 1TP. 7.45pm

Free tickets will be available from Gloucester Music Festival online.

And looking ahead….

July

12 -14  Bromsgrove Folk Festival – with Mike Silver  – other acts include: Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies, Churchfitters, Enda Kenny, The Lost Notes, Richard Digance, Anthony John Clarke.

Venue: The Bowling Green, Shaw Lane, Stoke Prior B60 4BH

tickets from bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk

Sat 20  Hartpury near Gloucester – with Paul Burgess  “Songs of Gloucestershire and Beyond” 

The Village Hall, Old Over Road, Hartpury GL19 3FD. Doors 7pm  start 7.30pm

tickets:  01684 772178       hartpuryfest@gmail.com

 

We already have dates for the 2019 Christmas Tour 

But we are looking for a few more – perhaps you have some ideas?

Also, if you are interested in a house concert, or a special celebration evening, do get in touch.

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FEEDBACK 

Re 30 Songs.  “Super CD, thank you Johnny!” – B.P in Germany

“We thoroughly enjoyed your concert at Pimperne, Dorset! Having never come across your music before, I now have several of your CDs and listen to them frequently in the car. You have a beautiful, pure, enchanting voice.

You came highly recommended by Poacher’s Moon, who I have seen many times and who did a gig here in Blandford a couple of weeks before yours. So glad they did! Really love your style of music. Now looking forward to hearing your arrangements for the poetry selections, which are beautiful and evocative, even though I have never been to your neck of the woods. Thanks again” – G.R in Dorset

“You won’t remember me, but I purchased  five of your albums a few years ago online.  I don’t have a history of purchasing  folk music, I have spent most of the last 50 years experiencing jazz and contemporary artists on both sides of the Atlantic;  from Jack Jones to Sinatra,  Ornette Coleman to Charles Aznavour.

In the early 1970’s Aznavour told me that …  ‘some artists are great  …   but you will know.’  Having listened extensively to your music now for a few years … you are clearly such an artist. You possess an emotional level of communication that crosses the footlights and touches the audience, it is a gift”. – J.F

“Thank you so much for sending me the words, I really appreciate it. As I said, the book “ Forest and Vale and High Blue Hill”, means a great deal to me, as does the CD. “Cotswold lad” is a particular favourite, commited to memory, as is “This Night The Stars”. – J.D

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*ALBUMS on sale 

My new 2 CD album 30 Songs for £16 inc P&P

(£18 for European mainland / £19.50 for rest of the world)

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 

West Country Christmas

A Country Christmas

Edge of Day – with Laurie Lee

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 phoning 01453 885088  leave a message and do leave your phone number –

you can also email your phone number for us to call you back.

or you can post a cheque with your order to

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

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*My BBC ACOUSTIC RADIO SHOW 

now on BBC Sounds and 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 BBC Sounds! 

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

These shows are still available to listen again on BBC Sounds

Sun 10th Feb

new tracks from Ruth Notman & Sam Kelly, Daoiri Farrell, 

I’m With Her, Claire Hastings, Folklaw, Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra,

Jacob & Drinkwater, Harbottle & Jonas

Plus a preview of forthcoming events with music from Michael McGoldrick, Lau, 

Hattie Briggs, Sound of the Sirens, Alden Patterson & Dashwood, 

Blue Rose Code, and Louise Mosrie

Sun 17th Feb

new tracks from Lau, Joshua Burnell, Henry BatemanSam Lewis,

Eamon Friel, and Rachel Croft

Plus a preview of forthcoming events with music from Karen Tweed, Joan Baez, 

Track Dogs, Jamie Smith’s Mabon, Ray Cooper, The Shackleton Trio, and Debra Hannis

Sun 24th Feb

The special guest is Canadian singer/songwriter Loreena McKennit

talking about her latest album and forthcoming UK tour.

There are also new tracks from the likes of Seth Lakeman, The Breath,

The Gloaming, Velvet & Stone, and Katey Brooks

Plus a preview of forthcoming events with music from The Trials of Cato,

Cara Dillon, Peter Knight’s Gigspanner, The Portraits, Pete Coe, Andy May,

and Molly-Anne

Sun 3rd March

The special guest is American singer/songwriter Sarah Darling

With a new single and two songs in session ahead of her UK tour.

There are also new tracks from the likes of Fisherman’s Friends, Elles Bailey,

Ranagri, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Saskia Griffiths-Moore, John Blek,

and Innes Watson

Plus there’s a preview of forthcoming events with music from Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, 

Harbottle & Jonas, Sam Carter, and Folklaw

Sun 10th March

The special guest is English singer/songwriter Saskia Griffiths-Moore

Talking about her new album and UK tour.

There are also new tracks from Damien Dempsey, Leveret, Hafdis Huld, 

Braden Gates, Ruth Notman and Sam Kelly, Dallahan

Plus a preview of forthcoming events with music from Olivia Chaney, 

Tommy Emmanuel, O’ Hooley & Tidow, Kitty Macfarlane, and Kevin Dempsey

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Thank you so much for your continued support. 

Do hope to see you at a concert very soon!


With kind regards,
Johnny

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

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