JOHNNY COPPIN E-NEWSLETTER – AUGUST 2016
P O Box 27, Stroud, Glos. GL6 0YQ
tel no. 01453 885088
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What’s in this E newsletter?
– Latest News
– Concert dates – September until Christmas!
– Albums available
– My BBC acoustic radio shows – on listen again for 30 days!!!
I have some exciting concerts coming up in next two months..details are in the Concerts section.
There are solo concerts at Shrewsbury on Sat 10th Sept for charity,
Lingfield, near East Grinstead on Friday 14th Oct,
and Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Wed 19th October.
2 with Mike Silver – on Sat 3rd Sept at Ascott under Wychwood, and Sat 24th Sept at Tettenhall
A rare reunion gig with Phil Beer (from Show of Hands) on 26th Sept at Nettlebed Folk Club
Also, on Fri 7th October, please do come and support me in the atmospheric chapel at The Convent nr Stroud – where every concert is filmed and broadcast live on the internet via netgig. Come and be part of the audience!
A new Christmas album will be recorded next month in time for the All On A Winter’s Night tour with Paul Burgess and Dik Cadbury.
We’ll be playing in Oxfordshire, Somerset (twice) , Hampshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire,
And Gloucestershire (twice)
All the Christmas tour details are listed below….so do hope you can join us!
Recent gigs I’ve really enjoyed have been –
Zervas & Pepper at The Convent –
Cheltenham band Harper’s Ferry, Anna Corcoran, and Robert Vincent —at the Kings Head in Cirencester
The John Langan Band, and Hot Feet at Smugglers Trail Festival on Minchinhampton Common
The young Stroud singer/songwriter Sophronie at Subscription Rooms Café in Stroud,
The Allison Lupton Band from Canada – featuring the amazing fiddle player Shane Cook – also in Stroud.
Then, at the Village Pump Folk Festival in Wiltshire, I saw young Scottish band Barluath, Hannah Sanders with Ben Savage, two other great duos Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston, and O’Hooley & Tidow, plus those pirates from the North West- Mark Radcliffe’s Galleon Blast featuring Nick Mitchell, the oldest living cabin boy in Cheshire!
Early in August, the incredible Alash Ensemble ( a trio from Tuva nr. Mongolia)
Played at a totally packed Prince Albert in Stroud – we all marvelled at their traditional throat–singing, songs and instruments.
And just last weekend, The Unsung Roots (Seth Bye & Katie Griffin ) did a fine set at Barny’s in Stroud, complete with their new EP.
What a summer it has been for sport – in July there was the weekend of Sat 9/Sun 10, followed by Wimbledon and Davis Cup tennis, and then the Tour de France,
And this month of course it has been the greatest show on earth – the Olympics!
Some very sad news – at the Village Pump Festival, Julian Littman (of Steeleye Span, Charlie Dore) told me of the loss of Pete Zorn back in April.
He was a multi-instrumentalist and a member of The Arizona Smoke Revue, The Albion Band, Richard Thompson’s band, and more recently Steeleye Span.
He also worked with both Gerry Rafferty and Barbara Dixon. He played soprano saxophone on my Reach Out For You track on the Force of the River album, plus percussion on the title track. A really sad loss.
Sat 3 CHIPPING NORTON with MIKE SILVER – Wychwood Folk Club Tiddy Hall, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AG Start 8pm
Tickets contact: Mark/Elaine – 01993 831427 or 07870 563299 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat 10 SHREWSBURY – Charity concert in aid of Margaret Junior School in Uganda. Trinity Centre, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury. 7:30 pm Tickets & Details from Roger Ford 01743 246352
Sat 17 LOSTWITHIEL FOLK FESTIVAL, Cornwall – with MIKE SILVER – EVENT CANCELLED Further info http://www.deckchairproductions@co.Uk
Sat 24 TETTENHALL, Newhampton Arts Centre – with MIKE SILVER 7.30pm
Mon 26 NETTLEBED Village Club, nr Henley, Oxon – with PHIL BEER 8pm
Box Office 01628 636620 http://www.nettlebedfolkclub.co.uk
Fri 7 STROUD – The Convent, South Woodchester – doors 8pm, show starts 9pm – Tickets 01453 835138 – also watch live online http://www. theconvent.netgig.co.uk
Fri 14 EAST GRINSTEAD – Victoria Sports and Social Club, 54 High Street, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6AA 8pm
Tickets Dave Wilkes 07889 199 595 And on a site called eventbrite.
Wed 19 ABERYSTWYTH – Arts Centre, Penglais Campus of University, SY23 3DE Box Office 01970 623232 http://www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk
Fri 4 GLOUCESTER – “Songs of Gloucestershire and beyond” with PAUL BURGESS – The Ivor Gurney Hall, Kings School 7.30pm Box Office – King’s School
Sun 20 PLYMOUTH – Folk on the Moor – with MIKE SILVER Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Devon 7.45pm . To reserve seats email email@example.com
ALL ON A WINTER’S NIGHT Tour with Paul Burgess & Dik Cadbury
Fri 2 FARINGDON – Folk in Fernham – St John’s Church, Fernham nr Faringdon, Oxon. 7.30pm
Tickets – www.wegottickets.com Info from firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat 3 BRIDGWATER – McMillan Theatre, Lower Bath Rd, Bridgwater TA6 4PZ 8pm Tickets/Info 01278 556677 https://mcmillantheatre.com
Sat 10 HAVANT – Spring Arts, 56 East St, Havant PO9 1BS 8pm Tickets 023 9247 2700 http://thespring.co.uk
Wed 14 BIDDULPH – St Lawrence’s Church, Congleton Road, Biddulph. ST8 7RG 7.30pm
Tickets Johnny Coppin’s ‘All on a Winter’s Night’ also 01782 523277 and several local outlets
Thu 15 BELPER – Christ Church 7.30pm Tickets/ Info: 01773 853428 email@example.com
Sat 17 STROUD – Subscription Rooms 7.30pm Tickets/ Info 01453 760900 www.subscriptionrooms.org.uk
Sun 18 NAILSEA – Tithe Barn, Nailsea, Somerset 7.30pm
Thu 22 CHELTENHAM – Bacon Theatre 7.30pm Tickets/ Info 01242 258002 http://www.bacontheatre.co.uk
Music for The Festival Players summer tour of HAMLET – open-air dates until 31 August
Then at The Bread & Roses Theatre, Clapham in London from 27 Sept to 15 October (Tues to Sat 7.30pm plus Thursdays at 1.30pm)
Directed by Michael Dyer with music by Johnny Coppin
For all the tour dates see http://www.thefestivalplayers.co.uk
* ALBUMS available by Mail Order –
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 – now on CD !
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or by post to Red Sky Records, P O BOX 27, Stroud, GL6 0YQ. UK
My BBC ACOUSTIC RADIO SHOW – is every Saturday from 5.30pm on BBC Radio Gloucestershire playing acoustic music on FM, AM, online and now you can listen again for 30 days!!! on http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiogloucestershire
SCHEDULE – JOHNNY COPPIN SHOWS available on listen again- with playlists and gig guides
Sat 23 July – new tracks from Doolin’, The Breath, New Celeste, and West My Friend, Plus music from The Black Feathers, Michael McGoldrick, Sam Kelly,Calan, Hannah Sanders, and Duncan Chisholm
Sat 30 July – There’ll be new tracks from the American band Darlingside, folk-rock band Merry Hell, Trail West, Reg Meuross, Dana Immanuel & The Stolen Band, and young Gloucestershire performer Katie Griffin. Plus music from Pete Coe & Alice Jones, The Urban Folk Quartet, and Manran
Sat 6 August – This week is Gloucestershire Roots: New Shoots Part 1 Showcasing some of the county’s up and coming acoustic acts – From the likes of The Black Feathers, Hattie Briggs, and Bewelian. There’ll also be new albums from Oysterband, Chris Leslie (from Fairport Convention), and young Worcestershire trio Granny’s Attic.
Sat 13 August – This week is Gloucestershire Roots: New Shoots Part 2 Showcasing some of the county’s up and coming acoustic acts – From the likes of Ben Maggs, Edd Donovan, Sophronie, and Henry Bateman. There’ll also be new albums from The Changing Room, The Eskies, and a track in tribute to the Irish band Clannad.
Sat 20 August – Features an interview with Gloucestershire duo The Unsung Roots Talking about their new album. There’s also music from Lynched, The Bills, Bush Gothic,The Barra MacNeils, and Peter Knight’s Gigspanner.
Thank you so much for your support
Really hope to see you somewhere soon.
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