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–  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 BarluathHannah 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

 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


Fri 7   STROUD – The Convent, South Woodchester – doors 8pm, show starts 9pm – Tickets 01453 835138 – also watch live online http://www.

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.   info:

Wed 19  ABERYSTWYTH – Arts Centre, Penglais Campus of University,  SY23 3DE Box Office 01970 623232


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


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 –    Info from

 Sat 3  BRIDGWATER – McMillan Theatre, Lower Bath Rd, Bridgwater TA6 4PZ  8pm Tickets/Info  01278 556677

Sat 10  HAVANT – Spring Arts,  56 East St, Havant PO9 1BS 8pm   Tickets  023 9247 2700

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

Sat 17  STROUD – Subscription Rooms  7.30pm  Tickets/ Info  01453 760900

Sun 18  NAILSEA  – Tithe Barn, Nailsea, Somerset 7.30pm

Thu 22  CHELTENHAM – Bacon Theatre 7.30pm Tickets/ Info  01242 258002

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

* 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

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

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 McGoldrickSam 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 WestReg MeurossDana 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 Grannys 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 DonovanSophronie, 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 Knights Gigspanner.

Thank you so much for your support 

Really hope to see you somewhere soon.

Kind regards,

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