MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING UK Tour Summer 2019

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 * FESTIVAL PLAYERS INTERNATIONAL    Patron: Dame Judi Dench

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare  

Summer Tour to end of August in England, Scotland, and Wales

“I was thrilled by the crystal-clear and captivating performance by The Festival Players last summer and am delighted to commend this talented troupe.”– Dame Judi Dench, Patron

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING  is a beguiling and romantic comedy directed by Michael Dyer with 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. The play is 2 hours plus a 15min interval.

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

JULY      
Weds 17 7.30pm Broxbourne: The Spotlight, High Street, Hoddesdon EN11 8BE Lee Rayner

01992 465383

leerayner_arts@hotmail.com

Thur 18 7.00pm Abergele: Pentre Mawr Park, Dundonald Avenue, Abergele, LL22 7PL Pam Luckock

07740 302894 pam.luckock@btinternet.com

Fri 19

 

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

01524 734474

lucy.arthurs@leightonhall.co.uk

Sat 20

 

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

01229 580666

jill.salmon@ford-park.org.uk

Sun 21

 

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

01337 858903

kjack@nts.org.uk

Tues 23

 

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

01651 842296

mlanz@nts.org.uk

Weds 24 7.00pm Angus: House of Dun (NTS),  Montrose, DD10 9LQ Cameron Hinde

01674 810264  chinde@nts.org.uk

Thur 25 7.00pm Kinross: RSPB Loch Leven, Kinross,                     KY13 9LX Rachel Gooday

01577 862355                                                                                             0770 8509850

Rachel.Gooday@rspb.org.uk

Fri 26 7.30pm Midlothian: Arniston House, Gorebridge       EH23 4RY Kimberley Shaw-Walker

01875 830515

0782 6086274

limberley@arniston-house.co.uk

Sat 27

 

3.00pm Cockermouth: Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumbria. CA13 9SH George Cook

01768 776276 george.cook@highamhall.co.uk

Sun 28 6.30pm Durham: Crook Hall & Gardens, Sidegate, DH1 5SZ Siobhan McDermid                                         0191 384 8028 info@crookhallgardens.co.uk
Tues 30

 

1.30pm Gloucester: 3 Choirs Festival, Old Bishop’s Palace Garden, Kings School. Alexis Paterson

01452 768 931

07801 596789

alexis.paterson@3choirs.org

Weds 31 1.30pm Gloucester: 3 Choirs Festival, Old Bishop’s Palace Garden, Kings School. As above
AUGUST      
Thurs 1

 

7.00pm Hereford: Garway Common, Garway,  HR2 8RQ . Corinne Westacott

01981 580086

Craig 07770 374213

c.westacott@btinternet.com

Fri 2

 

7.00pm St.Neots: Buckden Towers, High Street, Buckden, Cambridge, PE19 5TA Yvonne

01480 810344

claret_centre@claret.org.uk

Sat 3 6.30pm Barnet: Hadley Green, Great North Road, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 4PS Richard Mason                                                   0208 441 9014 richardmason@btinternet.com
Sun 4

 

4.00pm Bawdeswell: Bawdeswell Church, The Street, NR20 4RT Peter Jervis

01362 688499

07917 839239

pjervis@quotatis.co.uk

Mon 5

 

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

Julia O’Farrell

01277 353010      house@ingatestonehall.co.uk

Weds 7 7.00pm Abbotsbury: Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens Bullers Way, Dorset, DT3 4LA Martin Alderman

01305 871130

martin@abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk

Thur 8

 

7.30pm Liskeard: Sterts Amphitheatre, Upton Cross, Liskeard Cornwall, PL14 5AZ Peter Woodward                                         01579 362382

office2@stertsarts.org

Fri 9

 

 

7.00pm Isles of Scilly: Chaplaincy Gardens, St. Marys Susan Hodgson

01720 422641

suebhodgson@gmial.com

Sat 10 7.00pm Isles of Scilly: Chaplaincy Gardens, St. Marys See above
Sun 11

 

6.30pm Isles of Scilly: Tresco Abbey Gardens, Tresco TR24 0QQ. Mike Nelham

01720 424108 / 01720 424105 mikenelhams@tresco.co.uk

Tues 13 7.30pm Penzance: Penlee Open Air Park Theatre, Morrab Road, TR18 4HE Dave Hunter

07816 285367 /01637 871539 cytc@btinternet.com

Weds 14 7.00pm Exeter: Powderham Castle, Exeter, Devon. EX6 8JQ Ella Fielding

01626 890243 ella.fielding@powderham.co.uk

Thur 15

 

7.00pm Bideford: Hartland Abbey, Hartland,  Devon, EX39 6DT Richard Wolfenden-Brown – Plough Arts  – 01805 622552 richard@theploughartscentre.or.uk

Lady Stucley  – Hartland Abbey 01237 441496

Fri 16 7.00pm Torrington: The Vicarage Garden, Torrington, EX38 8EA Richard Wolfenden-Brown – Plough Arts  – 01805 622552 richard@theploughartscentre.or.uk

 

Sat 17 7.00pm Winchester:IBM Hursley Clubhouse, Hursley Park,  Hampshire. SO21 2JN Jill Robinson

01962 816467

07500 877004

JILLB@uk.ibm.com

Sun 18

 

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 20

 

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

Gemma Martyn Smith

01905 726969

gemma@worcesterlive.co.uk

Weds 21

 

7.00pm Witney: Cogges Manor Farm, Church Lane,  Oxfordshire, OX28 3LA Colin Shone/Jess

01993 772602 marketing@cogges.org.uk

Thur 22

 

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

01453 861541 Ray.canham@woodchestermansion.org.uk

Fri 23 7.00pm Narberth: Lampeter House, Lampeter Velfry, SA67 8TS Kathryn Lambert                                               01834 869323

kathryn@span-arts.org.uk

Sat 24

 

 

7.00pm Oxford:The Victoria Arms, Mill Lane, Old Marston, OX3 0PZ Ruthie Bowers

01865 241382

victoriaarms@wadworth.co.uk

Sun 25

 

2.30pm Bristol: The Chantry, 52 Castle Streeet, Thornbury, BS35 1HB Mary Thoburn

01454 415383

01454 414268 mthoburn@gmail.com

Mon 26

 

 

3.00pm Somerset: The Millennium Green, Charlton Horethorne, Sherborne, DT9 4PB Simon Purcell – 01963 220309

Anne Reeder – 07903 964812

J_b_p4@hotmail.com

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JULY NEWS

LATEST NEWS

I am really looking forward to my concert with Paul Burgess on Sat 20th July  – we’ll be playing “Songs from Gloucestershire and Beyond” at Hartpury Village Hall, Glos.

Also, please put a note in your diaries for a special renion concert in Cheltenham on Friday 27th September!  See concert list below for details.

I have written and directed the music for a summer tour of Much Ado About Nothing by The Festival Players – and the 3 month tour is now well under way. The July/August performances are listed below and hopefully there should be a venue near you!

Just had a great weekend at Bromsgrove Folk Festival with Mike Silver – always a very friendly festival, and great to catch up with many friends, and also see Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies, Enda Kenny, Anthony John Clarke, The Lost Notes, Patchwork Skies (with Charlie Limm), and Silvington.

Recently I enjoyed the Miserden Folk Day and before that, the launch of Janice Anderson’s fine album “Sleeping Dogs” (she’s one of the lead singers in acoustic quartet Blondes with Beards) – I’m playing piano and guitar on the traditional song “False False”. Contact Janice direct on janbsanderson@gmail.com

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* CONCERT DATES

For Much Ado About Nothing Tour dates by The Festival Players…..see separate section below

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

 

And looking ahead a date for your diary!……

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

01242 258002 bacontheatre.co.uk

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

Sun 1 Dec – Exeter – Methodist Church, Tedburn St Mary, EX6 6AA  7.30pm  Tickets 07837 532704 and email tsmtickets@btinternet.com

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

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

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

Sat 14 Dec – Stroud Subscription Rooms with extra guests! Note new Box Office no. and website  01453 769880    thesubrooms.co.uk

Thu 19 Dec –  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.

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 * FESTIVAL PLAYERS INTERNATIONAL    Patron: Dame Judi Dench

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare  

Summer Tour to end of August in England, Scotland, and Wales

“I was thrilled by the crystal-clear and captivating performance by The Festival Players last summer and am delighted to commend this talented troupe.”– Dame Judi Dench, Patron

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING  is a beguiling and romantic comedy directed by Michael Dyer with 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. The play is 2 hours plus a 15min interval.

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

JULY      
Weds 17 7.30pm Broxbourne: The Spotlight, High Street, Hoddesdon EN11 8BE Lee Rayner

01992 465383

leerayner_arts@hotmail.com

Thur 18 7.00pm Abergele: Pentre Mawr Park, Dundonald Avenue, Abergele, LL22 7PL Pam Luckock

07740 302894 pam.luckock@btinternet.com

Fri 19

 

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

01524 734474

lucy.arthurs@leightonhall.co.uk

Sat 20

 

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

01229 580666

jill.salmon@ford-park.org.uk

Sun 21

 

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

01337 858903

kjack@nts.org.uk

Tues 23

 

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

01651 842296

mlanz@nts.org.uk

Weds 24 7.00pm Angus: House of Dun (NTS),  Montrose, DD10 9LQ Cameron Hinde

01674 810264  chinde@nts.org.uk

Thur 25 7.00pm Kinross: RSPB Loch Leven, Kinross,                     KY13 9LX Rachel Gooday

01577 862355                                                                                             0770 8509850

Rachel.Gooday@rspb.org.uk

Fri 26 7.30pm Midlothian: Arniston House, Gorebridge       EH23 4RY Kimberley Shaw-Walker

01875 830515

0782 6086274

limberley@arniston-house.co.uk

Sat 27

 

3.00pm Cockermouth: Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumbria. CA13 9SH George Cook

01768 776276 george.cook@highamhall.co.uk

Sun 28 6.30pm Durham: Crook Hall & Gardens, Sidegate, DH1 5SZ Siobhan McDermid                                         0191 384 8028 info@crookhallgardens.co.uk
Tues 30

 

1.30pm Gloucester: 3 Choirs Festival, Old Bishop’s Palace Garden, Kings School. Alexis Paterson

01452 768 931

07801 596789

alexis.paterson@3choirs.org

Weds 31 1.30pm Gloucester: 3 Choirs Festival, Old Bishop’s Palace Garden, Kings School. As above
AUGUST      
Thurs 1

 

7.00pm Hereford: Garway Common, Garway,  HR2 8RQ . Corinne Westacott

01981 580086

Craig 07770 374213

c.westacott@btinternet.com

Fri 2

 

7.00pm St.Neots: Buckden Towers, High Street, Buckden, Cambridge, PE19 5TA Yvonne

01480 810344

claret_centre@claret.org.uk

Sat 3 6.30pm Barnet: Hadley Green, Great North Road, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 4PS Richard Mason                                                   0208 441 9014 richardmason@btinternet.com
Sun 4

 

4.00pm Bawdeswell: Bawdeswell Church, The Street, NR20 4RT Peter Jervis

01362 688499

07917 839239

pjervis@quotatis.co.uk

Mon 5

 

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

Julia O’Farrell

01277 353010      house@ingatestonehall.co.uk

Weds 7 7.00pm Abbotsbury: Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens Bullers Way, Dorset, DT3 4LA Martin Alderman

01305 871130

martin@abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk

Thur 8

 

7.30pm Liskeard: Sterts Amphitheatre, Upton Cross, Liskeard Cornwall, PL14 5AZ Peter Woodward                                         01579 362382

office2@stertsarts.org

Fri 9

 

 

7.00pm Isles of Scilly: Chaplaincy Gardens, St. Marys Susan Hodgson

01720 422641

suebhodgson@gmial.com

Sat 10 7.00pm Isles of Scilly: Chaplaincy Gardens, St. Marys See above
Sun 11

 

6.30pm Isles of Scilly: Tresco Abbey Gardens, Tresco TR24 0QQ. Mike Nelham

01720 424108 / 01720 424105 mikenelhams@tresco.co.uk

Tues 13 7.30pm Penzance: Penlee Open Air Park Theatre, Morrab Road, TR18 4HE Dave Hunter

07816 285367 /01637 871539 cytc@btinternet.com

Weds 14 7.00pm Exeter: Powderham Castle, Exeter, Devon. EX6 8JQ Ella Fielding

01626 890243 ella.fielding@powderham.co.uk

Thur 15

 

7.00pm Bideford: Hartland Abbey, Hartland,  Devon, EX39 6DT Richard Wolfenden-Brown – Plough Arts  – 01805 622552 richard@theploughartscentre.or.uk

Lady Stucley  – Hartland Abbey 01237 441496

Fri 16 7.00pm Torrington: The Vicarage Garden, Torrington, EX38 8EA Richard Wolfenden-Brown – Plough Arts  – 01805 622552 richard@theploughartscentre.or.uk

 

Sat 17 7.00pm Winchester:IBM Hursley Clubhouse, Hursley Park,  Hampshire. SO21 2JN Jill Robinson

01962 816467

07500 877004

JILLB@uk.ibm.com

Sun 18

 

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 20

 

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

Gemma Martyn Smith

01905 726969

gemma@worcesterlive.co.uk

Weds 21

 

7.00pm Witney: Cogges Manor Farm, Church Lane,  Oxfordshire, OX28 3LA Colin Shone/Jess

01993 772602 marketing@cogges.org.uk

Thur 22

 

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

01453 861541 Ray.canham@woodchestermansion.org.uk

Fri 23 7.00pm Narberth: Lampeter House, Lampeter Velfry, SA67 8TS Kathryn Lambert                                               01834 869323

kathryn@span-arts.org.uk

Sat 24

 

 

7.00pm Oxford:The Victoria Arms, Mill Lane, Old Marston, OX3 0PZ Ruthie Bowers

01865 241382

victoriaarms@wadworth.co.uk

Sun 25

 

2.30pm Bristol: The Chantry, 52 Castle Streeet, Thornbury, BS35 1HB Mary Thoburn

01454 415383

01454 414268 mthoburn@gmail.com

Mon 26

 

 

3.00pm Somerset: The Millennium Green, Charlton Horethorne, Sherborne, DT9 4PB Simon Purcell – 01963 220309

Anne Reeder – 07903 964812

J_b_p4@hotmail.com

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

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.

Posted in Concerts, General news, Other events, Uncategorized

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

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

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

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

 

Posted in Concerts, General news, Mike Silver, New CD release, Other events, Radio news

Happy Christmas!

JOHNNY COPPIN NEWSLETTER – CHRISTMAS 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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Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

Thank you so much for your continued support.

The Christmas Tour went really well so a HUGE thanks to:

You, the audience, for coming along and making us feel welcome 

(we couldn’t possibly do the concerts without you!);

To Paul Burgess, Dik Cadbury, and Geoff March for their excellent playing; 

to Martin Fry for wonderful images; 

To Jane Hutton for stage decoration, Tony Lloyd for PA, 

and Crispin Thomas for agency and promotion;

And to all the venue organisers and helpers in Pimperne (Dorset), Tedburn St Mary (Devon), Wychwood Folk Club (Oxon.), Bristol, Stroud, Folk on the Moor (Devon),  Cheltenham, and Lichfield.

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

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*ALBUMS 

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)

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 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 

These shows are still available to listen again on BBC Sounds

Sun 25 Nov – The new tracks include Karan Casey, The Trials of Cato, Merry Hell, Breabach, Jimmy RankinAshley HutchingsSinnober, Hickory Signals, and Benjamin William Pike  And there’s a look-ahead to gigs in the region with music from Faustus, Jim Moray, Winter Mountain, Ashley Hutchings, Rosie Hood, and Martyn Wyndham-Read

Sun 2 Dec – There are new tracks from The Willows, Foghorn String Band,  Molly-Anne, Odette Michell, Simon Lynge, Catty Pearson, and Steve Brockley  There’s musical tributes to Bill Caddick and Roy Bailey  plus a look-ahead to gigs in the region with music from The Black Feathers, Maddy Prior, The Vogwells, and Blondes with Beards

Sun 9 Decnew tracks include Cara Dillon, Sam Sweeney, The Trials of Cato, Reg Meuross, The Willows, Katey Brooks, Jaywalkers, Blue Rose Code, Fara, and Sinnober  And there’s a look-ahead to gigs in the region with music from Kate Rusby, Elles Bailey,  and St Agnes Fountain

Sun 16 Dec – new tracks from Loreena McKennit, The Outside Track, Brown & Gray, Karan Casey, Allison Lupton, Merry Hell, Gareth Davies-Jones,  The Brother Brothers, Yvonne Lyon, Simon Todd and The Bailey SistersAnd there’s a look-ahead to gigs in the region with music from Cara Dillon, Lady Maisery, and Belshazzar’s Feast

Sun 23 Dec – a special Christmas edition packed full of fine acoustic music 

With music from Shawn Colvin, Ange Hardy, Cara Dillon, Hattie Briggs, Eva Cassidy, Chris Newman & Maire Ni Chathasaigh, Gareth Davies-Jones, Belshazzar’s Feast, Eilidh Patterson, Allison Lupton, Al Lewis, John Kirkpatrick, Steve Ashley, Emily Smith, Sinnober, Chris Newman & Maire Ni Chathasaigh, and Coope Boyes & Simpson

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Thank you so much for your continued support.

It means such a lot, 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 Christmas, Christmas Album, General news, New CD release

New Compilation Album – 30 Songs out now!

My new 30 Songs compilation album is out now!

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 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.

For £16 inc P&P     (£19 for European mainland / £20 for rest of the world)

 

Posted in General news, New CD release