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“Unquestionably at the top of his game” – Acoustic magazine

What’s in this newsletter?

–  Latest News 

–  Summer Tour dates in Cornwall, Wiltshire, and Gloucestershire

–  Shakespeare tour dates – with my music – England, Scotland, Wales and Norway –         plus a 5 star review

–  Your feedback

–  Karen Tweed in The Secret North project 18-25 June

–  My BBC acoustic radio shows – available on listen again 


Really looking forward to 2 gigs coming up with Mike Silver 

 this Saturday 10th June at Boscastle in Cornwall 

and Friday 16th June at Highworth Church in Wiltshire –

So DO hope you can come along and support us!

The Festival Players summer tour of Shakespeare has been going down really well —  See 5 star review below — and do try and catch a date near you.

“the cast rollick and romp their way through this clever and clear adaptation with high energy and abundant talent.”

I’m still reeling from the terrible terror attacks in Manchester and London. My thoughts are with all the victims, their family and friends and everyone affected.

I’m really very sad to hear of the passing of the legendary Teeside folk singer Vin Garbutt this week – and sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Thanks so much for Rebekah Cunningham for inviting me to play for her birthday party Celebration in Bath.

Thanks to everyone who came to the Acoustic Session at Poynton  – It was a wonderful audience and a big thank you to John Stirling and Les Renshaw for support and hosting the event.

Then Paul Burgess and I really enjoyed our first gig for a while – at Nature in Art at Twigworth last Saturday – celebrating the 25th Anniversary of their annual exhibition – so thanks to organiser Simon Trapnell,  and to all who came along…(after the show, Debbie asked me to dedicate a track on my radio show, to her brother-in-law in Poland – but please could you let me know your surname? )

Recent gigs I’ve loved have been The Ballina Whalers (with Sam Brookes), and album launches by Emily Barker, and by Hattie Briggs.

Also been enjoying some recent live sessions and interviews on Vintage TV (Freeview 82- also online etc..)  A Jackson Browne interview will be repeated this Sunday at 10pm etc..And very early on Friday morning there’s Cara Dillon at 3am  – David Gray at 4am and Joan Armatrading at 5am –  Info at – so set your recorders!



Sat 10  –  BOSCASTLE  with MIKE SILVER and guest Jo Partridge (guitar)

Village Hall, Boscastle, North Cornwall 8pm – Tickets from 07886 813343  or email

Fri 16  – HIGHWORTH  with MIKE SILVER – United Reform Church, Highworth, Wiltshire SN6 7AQ     Doors  7.45pm  –  Tickets  01793 762070

Sun 11 –  Paul Burgess has a rare solo gig with his fiddle, songs and stories – at Cheltenham Folk Club, Sandford Park Alehouse, High Street 8pm  01242 571185

Wed 28  – CIRENCESTER MUSIC SOCIETY  Talk: “My Life in Music”  7.30pm at The Ashcroft Centre, Ashcroft Road  GL7 1RA.   Tickets on the door


Fri 14 –  Gloucester Classical Music Festival –  with Paul Burgess and local choirs – St Mary de Crypt Church, Southgate Street  7.30pm info email:

I AM STILL TAKING BOOKINGS for the rest of 2017 and 2018

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!


KAREN TWEED is part of The Secret North project   18TH – 25TH JUNE

THE SECRET NORTH brings together six world-class musicians from Scotland, Ireland and Scandinavia in a cross-cultural celebration of new music that bridges the divide between folk and classical, the traditional and the avant-garde by combining ancient instruments with new composition.

As musical collaborations go, this promises to be an extraordinary musical interchange. Individually, each member has carved out a reputation for not just mastering their chosen fields, but rising above, redefining and renewing the musical world they come from. In The Secret North they come together to premiere six new compositions, written by each musician specifically for the ensemble, resulting in a concert of ear-opening new music, grounded in tradition, but shot through with the adrenaline of contemporary influences. This is music that is both ancient and utterly new.
For more information see


“It was lovely to see you perform on Friday (at Poynton). We all really love your music 🎶  Hope to see you again before too long    All the best” – L.D in Cheshire x

“Just wanted to say thank you for the brilliant concert last Friday at Poynton” – R.L in Salford

“Enjoyed gig at Nature in Art last night (last time we saw you was about 25 years ago!)”.  D & S. T in Glos.

“I really enjoyed the play and thought all the players and the music were superb” – K.G in Stroud

“Thanks for the great night at Tetbury (Merry Wives of Windsor)-  we all enjoyed it immensely- how do they memorise and get all those words right, particularly Shakespeare and playing multiple roles?” – J.M in Glos.



By William Shakespeare – 2017 summer tour

Directed by Michael Dyer

With music written and directed by Johnny Coppin (the actors play and sing all the music- not me!)

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.

***** Five Star Review of  The Merry Wives of Windsor

“Merry Wives an absolute tonic”  by Avril Silk for on 04/06/17

Tonight’s all-male performance by the Festival Players of ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ at Somerset’s gorgeous Cothay Manor, happened near the start of an impressive summer tour of the UK and Europe. This means there are many, many chances to catch this splendid production between now and the end of August, and I highly recommend you check if they are coming your way. Director Michael Dyer has assembled an almost entirely new cast of young actors, who rollick and romp their way through this clever and clear adaptation with high energy and abundant talent.

I shamelessly eavesdropped on fellow audience members as they left. ‘Blissfully vulgar,’ said one friend. Someone else said, ‘Better than Stratford’. Another spoke of being close to tears at the end; when I asked if they were tears of laughter she said that she was sad the play was coming to its close because she was enjoying it so much and wanted it to keep going. Another commented that she heard every word – yet again Voice Consultant Trish Knight-Webb worked her magic, as has been the case with every one of the nine Festival Players production I have seen.

I’ve never seen ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ so had no idea what to expect. When I read the programme notes I thought I would be confused by the convolutions of the plot, but there was no confusion – only pleasure at the wit and warmth of the performance. Samuel Griffiths and William Ross-Fawcett imbue the merry wives with infectious fun as they plot to lead Sir John Falstaff on a merry dance in retaliation for his attempts to woo them in order to get his hands on their husbands’ money. The audience loved their ability to run rings round Falstaff and their hapless husbands.

Two years ago I was impressed with Mark Sprigg’s Falstaff in ‘Henry IV’ so knew we were in for a treat when the actor reprised the role. Mark plays the old rogue, lecherous and cash-strapped, with affection and compassion. His programme notes offer an interesting insight into Falstaff’s big and open heart.

The merry wives’ husbands are an effective exercise in contrast. Stephen Horncastle’s likeable George Page is affable and confident, exuding bonhomie. Paul Valentine’s Frank Ford, however, is consumed by jealousy, almost apoplectic at the thought of being cuckolded. Comedy gold.

Apart from Falstaff, all the actors played several roles, each character beautifully delineated. Connor Reed plays Anne Page with sweetness and quiet charm, as well as being Falstaff’s page, Robin and the eccentric Welsh parson, Hugh Evans. I enjoyed Anne’s ardent suitor, Fenton (William Ross-Fawcett, who also played Pistol), Stephen Horncastle’s outrageous Mistress Quickly, Samuel Griffith’s unctuous Judge Shallow, and Paul Valentine’s utterly gormless Abraham Slender.

Johnny Coppin’s music, at times robust and at others tender, enhances the action, demonstrating the versatility of the actors, and Frances Holt’s costumes enable the frequent quick changes without compromising authenticity.

If you’re looking for an antidote to the political shenanigans that seem intent on rocking our foundations and ensuring that almost half of the country experiences profound disappointment, then I suggest a hefty dose of medicinal compound, served with wit and relish by ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor.’



*** JUNE 2017 ***

Weds 7th 7pm Highcliffe

Highcliffe Castle, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 4LE

box office: 01425 278807 or online here

tickets £13.50 / £11.50 Student U16’s & Season Ticket Holders

Family Ticket (2 Adults + 2 Children) £44

Advanced tickets: £1 reduction per person

Open air performance. Seating area open from 6.30pm

Please bring picnics and your own rugs or low back chairs


Thurs 8th 7pm Gloucester

The New Inn, Northgate Street, Glos, GL1 1SF

box office: 01452 522177 or online here

tickets £15 / students £11


Fri 9th 7.30pm Bristol

Claverham Village Hall, Bishops Road, Claverham. BS49 4NF

box office: 01934 876581 or 

Adults £15 / Children concessions (under 16) £10

Family ticket £40 (2 adults & 2 children)

Gates open at 6.00pm for picnics. Licensed Bar Available

In the event of bad weather indoor facilities will be provided at the village hall


Sat 10th 7.30pm Clifton, Bristol

Cornwallis Crescent Gardens (west), Polygon Labe Gate, Bristol, BS8 4PL

box office: 07779 713002 or email:

Adults £15 / Children concessions (under 16) £10

£15 (£9 children)

Open air production.  Please bring your own seating.  Grounds open 6pm for picnics


Sun 11th 7.30pm St. Neots

Buckden Towers, High Street, Buckden, Cambs, PE19 5TA

box office: 01480 810344

tickets £15 / concessions £12

Open air performance. Please bring picnics and your own rugs. Seating provided


Weds 14th 7pm Stroud

The Museum in the Park, Stratford Park, Glos. GL5 4AF

box office: 01453 760900 or online here enquiries: 01453 763394

tickets £15 / concessions amd children 5 – 17 years £13.50

Free for children under 5 years

Grounds open from 6pm for picnics/teas/coffees. Pimms Bar available.

Please bring low back chairs and rugs. Disabled parking available outside the museum.


Thurs 15th 7.30pm Notts

Holme Pierrepont Hall, Notts. NG12 2LD

box office: 08444 77 5678 or online here

Enquiries: 0115 933 2371

tickets £15 adults / £10 children (under 16)

In the event of bad weather the performance will continue inside. Please bring a picnic and your own seating. Garden opens one hour before performance


Fri 16th 7.30pm Brighton

Brighton Open Air Theatre, Park Dyke Road, Hove, BN3 6EH

box office:

tickets £14, £12 concessions

Open air performance. Gates open at 6.00pm Bring your own picnic and picnic blanket


Sat 17th 4.30pm Gerrards Cross

Oaks Hallow, 52 Orchehill Ave Bucks, SL9 8QL

box office:01753 880541  email:


Sun 18th 2.30pm Bristol

Gate Farmhouse, Itchington, Alveston, Bristol, BS35 3TA

box office: 01454 413318 or online here

tickets £15 (£9.50 children under 15)

Open air performance.  Bring your own rugs and chairs. Gates open at noon for picnics


Weds 21st 7pm Stroud

Horsfall House, Windmill Road, Minchinhampton. GL6 9EY

box office: 01453 73122 or online here

£14.50 adults, £13 concessions

Open air production Please bring your own seating and picnics.

Gates open at 6.00pm.  In the event of bad weather the performance will

continue inside Minchinhampton Market House


Thurs 22nd 7.30pm Cheltenham

Glenfall House, Mill Lane, Charlton Kings, Glos, GL54 4EP

box office: 01242 323889 •

tickets £16 (£14.50 concessions)

Open air performance . Gardens open at 6.00pm. Please bring your own low-backed seating and a picnic. Fully Licensed bar is available. In the event of adverse weather,

this performance will continue indoors.


Fri 23rd 7.30pm Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury Abbey, Park Walk, Dorset SP7 8JR

box office: 01747 852910 or Shaftesbury & Gillingham 01747 853514

tickets £15 (FOSA £13, under 16 £10)

Open air performance (Town Hall if wet weather). Garden opens at 6.00pm.

Bring your own low-backed seating and a picnic


Sat 24th 7.30pm Isle of White

Ventnor Botanic Garden, Isle of Wight, PO38 1UL

box office: tickets available at the gift shop

online via or e-mail

Enquiries Tel: 01983 855397

tickets £14.00 adults / £12.00 concessions (over 65)

6 to 16 years £8.00 under 6s Free

Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £38.00

Open-air performance, bring your own seating or rugs. Garden opens

one hour before performance. BBQ and Bar available from 6.30pm


Sun 25th 2.30pm Beaminster

The Mill House, Crook Hill, Netherbury, Dorset, DT6 5LX

box office: 01308 862943 or

tickets £15

Open air production please bring your own seating / rugs. Ground open from 

12 noon for picnics. Tea and cakes available


Tues 27th British Berlin School

Private Invitation


Fri 30th 7.30pm Droitwich

Himbleton Parish Hall, Church Lane, Himbleton, WR9 7LG

box office: 01905 391143 or 01905 391662

tickets £10

Ticket price includes a glass of wine or soft drink. Doors open at 6.45pm. 

Picnics welcome. Light refreshments available 


*** JULY 2017 ***


Sat 1st 7.30pm Chipping Norton

Oxon – Private Invitation


Sun 2nd 5pm Basingstoke

Bartons Mill, Bartons Lane, Basingstoke, RG24 8AE

box office: 01256 331153 or email

tickets  £14 / under 18s £9

BBQ before & after performance, Champagne bar. Fully seated. Open air production


Fri 7th 7.30pm Newport

Caerleon Roman Amphitheatre, Broadway (Off High Street),

Caerleon. NP18 1AY   

box office: Caerleon Post Office 31a, High Street, Caerleon, NP18 1AE

Tel: 0345 6112970

tickets £15 Adults £12 Concessions

(Students, children 16 years and under, 65 years and over)

Family Ticket £44 (2 adults & 2 children)

Gates open 6.30pm. Picnics welcome. Open air performance.

Please bring your own seats/rugs 


Sat 8th 7pm Shepton Mallet

Speeds Farm, Lamyatt, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6NH

box office: 01749 812031

tickets Adult £16 (after 6th July £20.00), Children 15 and under £5

Open air performance. Please bring picnics and your own rugs or low back chairs


Sun 9th 3pm London

The Rookery, Streatham Common South, SW16 3BX

box office: 020 8764 8656 or online here

tickets £13.50, Concessions £11.50, Under 16s £6

Open air performance. Bring your own seating and a picnic


Mon 10th 7.30pm Croydon

The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 6BR

box office: 0208 686 6023

tickets £7.50


Fri 14th 7.30pm Norway

Baroniet Rosendal, Baroniv 60, 5470 Rosendal. Norway

box office: + 47 53 48 29 99 or

tickets NOK 100 – 350


Sat 15th 1.30pm and 9pm Norway

Baroniet Rosendal, Baroniv 60, 5470 Rosendal. Norway

box office: + 47 53 48 29 99 or

tickets NOK 100 – 350


Tues 18th 8pm Edenbridge

Hever Castle, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG 

box office: 01732 866114 or

Gates open from 6.30pm for picnics, or refreshments available at the Guthrie Pavilion. Reserved seating provided, most of which is covered . Tickets are non-refundable


Thurs 20th 7.30pm Leicester

Jewry Wall Museum, St. Nicholas Circle, Leicester. LE1 4LB

box office: 0116 253 2569 also available from the Guildhall Museum

tickets £13.50, £12 concessions

Open air performance.  Please bring your own seating.  

Grounds open for picnics at 6.30pm. Refreshments available


Fri 21st 7.30pm Carnforth

Leighton Hall, Lancs. LA5 9ST

box office: 01524 734474 or online here

tickets £16 (children £11)

Open air.  Please bring your own seating.  Grounds open for picnics at 6.00pm


Sat 22nd 6pm Liverpool

Crosby Hall, Little Crosby, L23 4UA

box office: 0151 924 9099 or online here

tickets £12.50 (under 16s £8)

Open air performance. Please bring a picnic and your own rugs or low back chairs. Gardens open one hour before performance


Sun 23rd 4.30 pm Bawdeswell

Bawdeswell Church, The Street, Norfolk NR20 4RT

box office: 01362 688499

tickets £12.50 in advance / £15 on the door

Performance to be held in front of church weather permitting.

Please bring your own chairs and picnics . Please arrive from 4pm to get seated and settled.  In the event of bad weather the performance will be held inside the church. Sponsored by 


Mon 24th 7pm Ingatestone

Ingatestone Hall, Hall Lane, Essex, CM4 9NR

box office: 01277 353010 or online here

tickets £15 Adult, £13 Concessions (under 16s and over 60s)

Open air performance. Grounds open at 6pm


Tues 25th & Weds 26th 2pm Worcester

3 Choirs Festival, West End Garden, College Green,

Worcester Cathedral, WR1 2LA.

box office: 01452 768928 or

tickets £17, under 16s £10

Open air performance. Refreshments are available from the nearby

Festival Marquee or bring your own snacks. In the event of adverse weather,

this performance will move to the King’s School Theatre


Fri 28th 7.30pm Ulverston

Ford Park, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7JP

box office: 01229 580666 email

tickets £13, Concessions £11

Students/Children £8, Families (2 Adults + 2 Children) £36

10% discount for parties of 10 or more

Open air performance. Grounds open at 6.30pm. Bring your own seating and a picnic.

Hot/cold drinks and refreshments available 


Sat 29th 3pm Cockermouth

Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumbria. CA13 9SH

box office: 01768 776276

tickets £13.50 (school children £10)

Bring a chair, enjoy real, live costumed professional actors frolicking! 

Shakespeare in the open air (whatever the summer weather) makes a fantastic spectacle 

Hey nonnie, nonnie!  Open 1.30pm for picnics


Sun 30th 7pm Musselburgh

Newhailes (NTS), Newhailes Road, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 6RY

box office: 0844 493 2125 •

tickets £14.50 (£13 concession / £9 children)

£38 family (2 adults and 2 children)

Ticket price includes a drink and popcorn

Open air production, dress warmly. Bring a picnic and your own seating.

No wet weather provision


*** AUGUST 2017 ***


Tues 1st 7pm Fife

Kellie Castle & Garden, Pittenweem, Fife, KY10 2RF

box office: 0844 493 2184 •

tickets Adults 16+ £12 / Children 10-15years £8

Outdoor production. Please bring your own seating. Grounds open for picnics at 6.00pm


Weds 2nd 7pm Ellon 

Pitmedden Garden (NTS), Ellon, Aberdeenshire. AB41 7PD

box office: 01651 842 352 •

tickets £14 (£7 children)

Open air production, dress warmly. Bring a picnic and your own seating


Thurs 3rd 7pm Kinross

RSPB Loch Leven, Kinross, KY13 9LX

box office: 01577 862355 or online here

tickets Adult  £13.50 / Child  £8

Family ticket (2 adults / up to 3 children): £38

Open air performance, no wet weather provision.  Dress warmly, and bring 

your own blankets, chairs and picnic. Gates open from 6.00pm 

Please note that the audience area is on a grassy slope


Fri 4th 7pm Angus

House of Dun (NTS),  Montrose, DD10 9LQ

box office: 0844 493 2144 •

tickets £12.50 in advance, £15 on the night (£4 children)

Open air production, dress warmly. Bring a picnic and your own seating


Sat 5th 7pm Cupar

Falkland Palace, High Street, Falkland, Fife KY15 7BU

box office: 0844 493 2186 •

tickets £13, £11 concessions

Open air production, dress warmly. Bring a picnic and your own rugs or low back chairs


Sun 6th 3pm Nottingham

Langar Hall, Langar, Notts. NG13 9HG

box office: 01949 860559

tickets £15, £12.50 concessions, £9 children under 16

Open air production (indoor venue if wet).  Please bring your own seating. 

Open from 1.00pm for picnics


Weds 9th 7pm Castle Hill

Filleigh Nr South Molton EX32 0RH

box office: 01805 624624 or

tickets £13, £11 concessions

£9 Plough Supporters/Families with children under 18

Open air production (indoor venue if wet).  Please bring your own seating. 

Bring low-back seating/blankets and picnics if desired. Refreshments available. 

Free entry to the garden from 5pm


Thurs 10th 7.30pm Penzance

Penlee Park Theatre, Morrab Road,  TR18 4HE

box office: 01726 879500 or online here


tickets: early bird offer (before 1st June)

adult £14, concession £12, children £7, family ticket £37

tickets: after 1st June

adult £16, concession £14, children £8, family ticket £40

Come along and enjoy a Summer evening of live theatre for all the family

 in this beautiful setting, picnics welcome


Fri 11th & Sat 12th 7.30pm Isles of Scilly

Chaplaincy Gardens, St. Marys

box office: from TIC or online here

Enquiries: 01720 422641

tickets £13, concessions £11

Please bring picnics. Hot drinks available in the interval. If the weather is very 

inclement the performance will take place inside the Parish Church


Sun 13th 6.30pm Isles of Scilly

Tresco Abbey Gardens, Tresco, TR24 0QQ

box office: Tickets available on the door or available in The Estate Office

one week before the performance or online here

tickets £13, concessions £11

Please bring picnics and rugs. Refreshments available in the interval.

Performance shall continue regardless of weather conditions


Tues 15th 7.30pm Liskeard

Sterts Theatre Upton Cross, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 5AZ

box office: 01579 362382 or online at

tickets £14 adults, £12 concessions, £8 children

Seating provided, but please bring your own cushions/rugs and picnics


Weds 16th 7pm Exeter

Powderham Castle, Exeter, Devon. EX6 8JQ

box office: 01626 890243

tickets £14, concessions £12 in advance

£16, concessions £14.00 on the night

Open air performance in the castle courtyard. Grounds open at 6.00pm, bring your own seating and picnics. Performance shall continue regardless of the weather


Thurs 17th 7.30pm Narberth

Lampeter House, Lampeter Velfry, Nr Narberth, SA67 8TS

box office: 01834 869323 •

tickets £12, concessions £10 in advance

£14, concessions £12 on the night

Children £6

Open air performance  Indoors if bad weather. Grounds open at 6.00pm

Please bring your own seating and a picnic


Fri 18th 7.30pm Monmouthshire

Raglan Castle, Raglan, NP15 2BT

box office: 01600 775257 or online here

Tickets available from the Shire Hall, Monmouth NP25 3DY

Tickets: £13.00 in advance, £15.00 on the door, Child £9.00

** In aid of the Wales Air Ambulance **

Doors open at 6.30pm. Open air production. Please bring your own seating

Picnics welcome. Tea, coffee & light refreshments available

We regret no refunds in the event of bad weather


Sat 19th 7.30pm Saffron Walden

Ickleton Village Hall, Frogge Street, Ickleton, Essex, CB10 1SH

box office: 01799 531916 or 07802 362528 or email:

tickets £15, Students / Children £10

Doors open at 6.45pm. Indoor production. Licensed Bar for Beer & Pimms


Sun 20th 7pm Stratford upon Avon

Hall’s Croft, Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6BG

box office: 01726 879500 or online here

tickets £15, £11 students 18 & under

Call: 01789 201829 or email: to book your pre-theatre hamper or supper deal. Open-air performance. Please bring a picnic and own seating. 

Garden opens one hour before performance


Tues 22nd 7.30pm Worcester

Swan Theatre, The Moors, Worcs, WR1 3EF

box office: 01905 611427 •

tickets £18, £14.50 concession


Weds 23rd 7pm Witney

Cogges Manor Farm, Church Lane, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 3LA

box office: 01993 772602

tickets £14, Children under 16 £9.50

Open air performance. Please bring picnics and your own rugs or low back chairs


Thurs 24th 6.30pm Nympsfield

Woodchester Mansion, Nympsfield, Glos. GL10 3TS

box office: online here

Enquiries: 01453 861541

tickets £15

Outdoor performance. Gates open from 5.30pm for picnics. 

Please bring your own chairs, rugs and cushions


Fri 25th 7.30pm Glastonbury

Glastonbury Abbey, Magdalene Street, Glastonbury, BA6 9EL

box office: 01458 831631  e-mail:

tickets £14, concessions £12 (over 60s & under 16s)

under 6s free

Open air performance. Theatre entry opens at 7.00pm. Bring your own seating and a picnic. In the event of bad weather the performance will continue


Sat 26th 7pm Abbotsbury

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens Bullers Way, Dorset, DT3 4LA

box office: 01305 871130

tickets £14, concessions £12.50

Open air performance. Grounds open at 6.30pm. Bring your own seating and a picnic


Sun 27th 3pm Taunton

Somerset – Private Invitation


Mon 28th 5pm Bideford

Hartland Abbey, Hartland, Devon, EX39 6DT

box office: 01805 624624 or online via

tickets £13, Concessions £11

£9 Plough Supporters / Families (with children under 18yrs)

Bring low-back seating/blankets and picnics if desired. High quality bar, tea, coffee

and Mr Crackling’s Gourmet Burgers available.  Free entry to the garden from 3pm


Tues 29th 7pm Winterbourne

Winterbourne Medieval Barn, Church Lane, Winterbourne,

South Glos. BS36 1SE

box office: online here or directly from Daisy’s Coffee Shop

in Flaxpits Lane, Winterbourne. Tel: 01454 771817

tickets £14, students/children £10

Please note that seating is unreserved. Free parking is available.

Gates will open at 5.30pm for picnics. Drinks available 

*My BBC ACOUSTIC RADIO SHOW – is every Saturday from 5.30pm on BBC  Radio Gloucestershire  playing acoustic music on FM, AM, DAB, Freeview 735, Listen Live online and listen again for up to 30 days!!!  on

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

Still available to listen again are:-

Sat 13 May special guest is singer/songwriter Emily Barker talking about her new album recorded at Sam Phillips’s studio in Memphis!  There’s new tracks from CalanIndia Electric Company, Ross Couper & Tom Oakes As well as music from Kate Rusby, Flats and Sharps, and Colin Pitts

Sat 20 May  special guest is singer/songwriter Lisbee Stainton talking about her new album. There’s new tracks from Skipinnish, Cormac BegleyMIranda Sykes, Daniel & Emma Reid As well as music from Moya Brennan – the voice if Clannad, Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin, and Bristol shanty group The Longest Johns – ahead of the Tall Ships and Gloucester Shanty Festival

Sat 27 May The special guest is the folk duo Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith in session with songs from their latest album. There’s new tracks from John Smith, Hattie Briggs, Dempsey Broughton, Debra Hannis, and Elephant Sessions as well as music from Fairport Convention, Steve Ashley, and The East Pointers

Sat 3 June new tracks from Skipinnish, Tim O’Brien, Jim Causley, Thea Gilmore, Yvonne Lyon, Jamie Francis, Harbottle & Jonas, Tim Grimm, and Canny Fettle Plus music from Dan McKinnon, and Moore Moss and Rutter

Thank you so much as ever for your continued support – 

Really hope to see you somewhere soon.

With kind regards,

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