This month I am looking forward to concerts in Gloucestershire, at Rainford in Lancashire, and Cramlington in the Newcastle area – it would be so good to see you somewhere!
Please come and support the charity concert at Churchdown Community Centre, in Gloucestershire this Friday 11th March
JOHNNY COPPIN with PAUL BURGESS
Come and enjoy songs, stories and tunes from Gloucestershire plus a whole range of material from my various albums ..from Roll on Dreamer to Borderland.
Tickets – http://www.rccntickets.uk.com and tel 01242 525966 and other details are below.
Had a great time last night at Readifolk club in Reading – a big thanks to organisers Una and Colin, all the singers, and to everyone who came and supported the gig and bought the albums!
Nature in Art — Rosemary Gowland has made a fine triptych of stained glass panels to show all three aspects of my song Forest and Vale and High Blue Hill. It is currently in the grounds of Nature in Art at Twigworth, Glos. And I really enjoyed seeing it last week.
Also last week I saw one of my favourite Scottish bands, Skerryvore live for the first time at the Wiltshire Music Centre. Such amazing musicians, songs, tunes, and energy – DO try and see them on their current UK tour.
Mike Silver has just released a new album. Silver Collection is an album of covers – with traditional ballads, jazz, blues, and classic songs by some of Mike’s favourite songwriters from UK and USA such as Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Eric Bogle, John Richards, and Ewen Carruthers. The album is on Faymus Records and available from http://www.mikesilver.co.uk
CONCERT DATES coming up
Wed 9 Private event
Fri 11 CHURCHDOWN, Glos. – with PAUL BURGESS – Churchdown Community Centre,Parton Rd. GL3 2JH doors 7pm / concert starts at 7.45pm the concert is in support of Kidney Research U.K. and Rotary Charities.
Tickets available from: on-line at http://www.rccntickets.uk.com
From Tourist Information Centres at Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud and Tewkesbury
From Cheltenham North Rotary Club by phoning 01242 525966
Sat 12 Private event
Sun 13 RAINFORD – The Wooden Horse Folk Club, The Junction, News Lane,
Rainford, Lancs. WA11 7JU 8.30pm
Tickets/info firstname.lastname@example.org 01772 452782
Tue 15 NEWCASTLE – Cramlington Folk Club –
The Clef and Cask, Dewley, Cramlington NE23 6DT
tickets from Keith Taylor 01670 715106 email@example.com
18-22 La Jeusseliniere – The Reunion 2016 Workshops at Halsway Manor, nr Crowcombe Somerset TA4 4BD – I will one of the guest tutors. Hosted by Martyn & Danni Wyndham-Read, with Iris Bishop, Stan Graham, Carolyn Robson and guest tutors.
Martyn & Danni started the La Jeusseliniere music weeks form their home in France in 2002. These relaxed and friendly courses, featuring well known folk artists and musicians, continued until Martyn & Danni moved back to the UK in 2007. The La Jeuss Reunion began the following year, continuing to flourish as a meeting place where like minded musicians – and their partners and friends – can relax and enjoy each others company whilst exploring and improving their musical talents.
The week is suitable for musicians of all levels of ability, from beginners to advanced, and there will be art classes and other activities for non-musicians.
BOOKING for information and to book please contact Stan Graham, firstname.lastname@example.org / 01904 758228.
Wed 27 BBC Folk Awards
Thu 28 EVESHAM Arts Centre – “Folk in the Foyer”- support from singer/songwriter Colin Pitts
Prince Henry’s School, Victoria Avenue WR11 4QH 7.30pm
Tickets Box office 01386 446944 www.eveshamartscentre.co.uk
Sat 30 GUERNSEY with Mike Silver – St James’s Concert Hall, College St, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 2NZ 7.30pm
concert also includes 2 other acts – local s/s Jim Delbridge, and singer/guitarist
Pete Frampton (not the famous one!) . Tickets include supper see-www.stjames.gg
My next SONGWRITING WORKSHOP in May – has sold out!