Latest News – DECEMBER 2015



Hello – I do hope you are well. The Christmas tour has just started at Plough Arts in North Devon and we hope you can join us somewhere on our travels!

Also it’s now time to order CDs if you’d like them by Christmas.

It’s been a very busy time rehearsing and learning new material  and I am really excited that KAREN TWEED (accordion) is back on stage with us at the Cheltenham and Stroud concerts. She is now based in Ireland, and just finished a tour with May Monday – her duo with Timo Alokatila from Finland. All my Christmas tour information is below.



with PAUL BURGESS (violin, recorders, stories) and DIK CADBURY (guitars)

*plus Special guests at CHELTENHAM and STROUD concerts are

KAREN TWEED (accordion, ex-Poozies ), GEOFF MARCH (cello, ex-Decameron) and MARTIN FRY (images)

A rich mix of traditional carols and songs, together with stories and folklore from all over the UK and beyond. New songs include an original song, one from the stage show of “War Horse”,  as well as songs from Ireland, and France . There’ll also be material from my 3 Christmas albums.

‘Hugely enjoyable’ Manchester Evening News

‘Unbelievably beautiful music…just what you need for Christmas’ English Dance & Song


FRI 4  TORRINGTON – Plough Arts, North Devon EX38 8HQ  8pm Box Office 01805 624624

 THU 10   CHELTENHAM – Bacon Theatre, Dean Close School, GL51 6HE  7.30pm  Special guests are KAREN TWEED (accordion, ex-Poozies ), GEOFF MARCH (cello, ex-Decameron)  and MARTIN FRY (images) Box Office   01242 258002

FRI 11   HARLINGTON, Bedfordshire  –  St Mary’s Church, Church Rd., Harlington LU5  6LE  7.45pm To reserve tickets contact Linda Washington 01525 714442

WED 16   BRADFORD ON AVON – St Margaret’s Hall + support from All in Harmony choir   7.30pm  Box Office –  Wiltshire Music Centre 01225 860100, box office open Monday – Friday, 1am – 6pm.

 FRI 18   LICHFIELD – Guildhall  8pm  Box Office 01543  262223

SAT 19   STROUD  Subscription Rooms, George Street. Stroud,  Glos.  GL5  1AE 7.30pm Special guests are KAREN TWEED (accordion, ex-Poozies ), GEOFF MARCH (cello, ex-Decameron) and MARTIN FRY (images) Box Office 01453 760900


Do get in touch…  You may know of a potential venue or Village Hall? or even like to put on a house or celebration concert!

ALBUMS by Mail Order – It’s also time to order CDs for Christmas – 

there’s WEST COUNTRY CHRISTMAS,  A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS, BORDERLAND, latest reissue LINE OF BLUE  and many more –    there’s a full list below-

Please order by phone on 01453 885088 for credit cards
or by email    or by post to  Red Sky Records, P O BOX 27, Stroud, GL6 0YQ. UK

LINE OF BLUE album now out on CD 

Album reissued on CD –  in memory of Mick Dolan and Steve Dolan

 “Highly recommended”  –  Bath and West Evening Chronicle

An album of original songs written on both sides of the Atlantic. First released in September 1985 after returning from a long residency in Bermuda. Songs of love, peace and travel, including the much requested songs “Rydal”“Lost In Love With You”, “Every Roll Of Thunder” and Nils Lofgren’s “Shine Silently” plus “Keep A Little Light”, “Hallelujah”, “Everything To Me” and two songs about Bermuda, “The Hurricane of ’15” and “Pride Of All The Ocean”.

Musicians include Phil Beer, Matt Clifford, Paul Metsers, Bill Zorn, Geoff March, Trevor Foster, Mick Dolan and Steve Dolan.  Engineered by Mick Dolan. Produced by Johnny Coppin.

At £10.95 inc P & P  (£13.50 for European mainland / £15 for rest of the world)

* ALL ALBUMS available by Mail Order –

Borderland – the latest album!
The Winding Stair
Breaking the Silence
 (with Mike Silver),
The Gloucestershire Collection
Afterwords the Decameron live album from 2001  –
these CDs are all £12.95 each.

(£15.50 for European mainland / £17 for rest of the world)

And at £10.95 are
Line of Blue – out on CD now!

Edge of Day – with Laurie Lee
Roll on Dreamer
The Glorious Glosters
and 3 Christmas albums….
Keep the Flame,
West Country Christmas,
A Country Christmas,   

these CDs are £10.95 each. (£13.50 for European mainland / £15 for rest of the world)

Please order by phone on 01453 885088 for credit cards
or by email    or by post to  Red Sky Records, P O BOX 27, Stroud, GL6 0YQ. UK


Thanks so much for your support last month at concerts at Lingfield in Surrey 

And at the thriving Riverfolk club, at The Trout Inn, Lechlade

Just couldn’t do it without you!

Also I’m still buzzing from the recent Songwriting Weekend – and the songs that were created! Hoping to arrange another weekend sometime next Spring.

My BBC ACOUSTIC RADIO SHOW – is every Saturday from 5.30pm on BBC  Radio Gloucestershire  playing acoustic music from off the beaten track on FM, AM, online and now you can listen again for 30 days!!!  on

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

Still available to listen again are:-

Sat 7th Nov – interview and session with New York singer/songwriter Rachael Sage – plus new tracks from  Damien O’Kane, a Tribute to Ewan MacColl, Mawkin, and Alison Brown

Sat 14th Nov – interview and session with The Black Feathers duo (new album) plus new tracks from The Rails, Karen Matheson (from Capercaillie), Mandolin Orange, and Ben Maggs.

Sat 21st Nov – interview and session with Wildflowers band (new album) plus new tracks from Enya, Sweet Liberties Project, The Open Secrets, and a new Paul Brady version of a Ewan MacColl song.

Sat 28th Nov – interview and session with singer/songwriter Ben Maggs (new album) plus new tracks from Sam Kelly, Mawkin, Mairearad & Anna

Coming up 

Sat 5th Dec – interview and session with Irish singer/musician Damien O’Kane (new album)  plus new tracks from Martyn Joseph, Kate Rusby, Blazin’ Fiddles, and new trio Shine.

Thank you so much for your support.  

Really hope to see you somewhere soon.

Kind regards,

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