P O Box 27, Stroud, Glos.  GL6 0YQ
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“Unquestionably at the top of his game” – Acoustic magazine

What’s in this news?

–  Latest News 

–  Autumn and Christmas tour dates 

–  All On A Winters Night album and others by mail order 

–  Gloucestershire Rhymes book – on sale in aid of a children’s charity

–  My BBC acoustic radio shows – 5 available on listen again 


This month I’m excited to be playing at Oakridge Village Hall near Stroud on Saturday 14th October all in aid of the Village Hall fund

and then returning to play at one of my favourite folk clubs at Dartford in Kent on Tuesday 17th October. Hope to see you at one of these! – details are below.

Before that, this week I’m looking forward to joining Martyn Wyndham-Read, Carolyn Robson, and Stan Graham and many others at Halsway Manor in Somerset for Le Jeusseliniere Reunion week.

Where has the year gone! All my Christmas Tour dates have been announced – so do book your tickets now! See below for details.

Many thanks for your recent support last month.

Had a great time at the concert near Oswestry. It was  a delight to share the concert with Vera Van Heeringen, Annette Batty, Tom Browne, and John Neilson (brother of my partner Kathy) who, not only was the co-promoter, but also played accordion, piano, and bouzouki on my songs!

Recent gigs I’ve enjoyed include The Bob Porter Project  at Barny’s in Stroud;

Black Feathers supported by Blondes with Beards;

The Stroud Folk Weekend where I saw Briga, Martin and Shan Graebe, Discovery, Blondes with Beards and many more – plus last weekend at the Forest of Dean Folk Club, it was so good to hear Colum Sands with his fine songs and stories from Northern Ireland.

On TV – I loved a live session on Vintage TV from Canadian singer/songwriter Christina Martin  – and the start of a new documentary series by the brilliant Nile Rodgers on the BBC.



9 to 12 – Halsway Manor, Somerset – tutoring songwriting and guitar

at the Le Jeusseliniere Reunion week.

With Martyn Wyndham-Read, Carolyn Robson, and Stan Graham

Sat 14 –  Stroud – The Village Hall, Oakridge Lynch,nr Stroud. GL6 7NZ.  8pm

All profits to the Village Hall fund – Tickets 01285 760551

Tues 17 – Dartford Folk Club, Working Men’s Club,  Essex Road, Dartford, Kent, DA1 2AU    8.30pm   tickets from Marj Mitchell  01322 277218


“ALL ON A WINTER’S NIGHT” CHRISTMAS TOUR  -Carols, Songs, and Stories


Thu 7  Huntingdon – Upwood Village Hall,  High St, Upwood,

Cambs. PE26 2QE    7.45pm

Tickets: 07709 930398 or


Fri  8  Corsham – Pound Arts, Pound Pill, Corsham, Wilts. SN13 9HX.   7.30pm                              01249 701628/ 712618


Sat 9  Wotton under Edge – Under The Edge Arts, Chipping Hall, GL12 7AD. 8pm


Tues 12  Harlington – St Marys Church, Church Road nr Toddington, Beds.  LU5 6LE

7.45pm    Tickets  01525 714442


Fri 15  Pershore Abbey  – Church Walk, WR10 1BB  — 7.30pm.

Tickets from “Blue” shop, 10 Broad Street and


Sat 16  Stroud Subscription Rooms GL5 1AE 7.30pm  01453 760900  – with images by Martin Fry


Sun 17  Exeter – Tedburn St Mary Methodist Church, School Lane, EX6 6AA. 7.30pm

Tickets : 07837 532704


Thu 21  Cheltenham  Bacon Theatre, GL51 6EP  7.30pm

01242 258002 – with images by Martin Fry


–  I AM  TAKING BOOKINGS for next year 2018

Do get in touch…  You may know of a potential venue or Village Hall? – 

perhaps for a special celebration or maybe you’d like to put on a house concert!



“A perfect record to settle down with alongside the port and mince pies.” – R2 Magazine

“A sincere and wonderfully arranged album” – Liverpool Sound & Vision

“This album takes us back to the true value and meaning of Christmas” – Folk Radio UK

“A fine album with great arrangements of both traditional and new songs.” – Forest FM

Playing on the album are Paul Burgess, Dik Cadbury, Karen Tweed,  and Geoff March. 

It was recorded at ffg Audio studio at Bredon near Tewkesbury;  and the album artwork has images by Martin Fry is designed by John Neilson.

The tracks include All On A Winter’s Night, Counting The Hours To Christmas, The Christmas Star ( by Kimmie Rhodes)Halsway Carol (by Nigel Eaton) Welcome In Another Year (by Zoe Mulford) , Mick Dolan’s tune A Connemara Christmas,  Snow In The Street (with words by William Morris), and classics like God Rest You Merry Gentlemen, In The Bleak Midwinter (with Gustav Holst’s tune “Cranham”)Gabriel’s Message (Basque carol with English words by Sabine Baring Gould),  and O Holy Night.

On sale at all concerts, and by mail order and telephone- see below.

*ALBUMS on sale now!

All On A Winter’s Night- the very latest album!


The Winding Stair

The Gloucestershire Collection

for £13 (inc post and packing)

(£16 for European mainland / £17.50 for rest of the world)

Line of Blue 

Roll On Dreamer 

Edge of Day – with Laurie Lee

West Country Christmas

A Country Christmas

The Glorious Glosters

for £11 each (inc post and packing)

(£14 for European mainland / £15 for rest of the world)

Also available is

Afterwords – the live Decameron album from 2001

For £13 (inc post and packing)

(£16 for European mainland / £17.50 for rest of the world)

Please order by phone – 01453 885088  (leave message + phone number if out)

or by posting either a cheque or credit card details 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, 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

Sat 9 September – new tracks from Paul Brady, Artisan Row, Fiona Kennedy, Tom Russell, Gloucestershire duo The Black Feathers, and local singer/songwriter Saskia Plus music from Chris Foster, The Rosellys, Hilary Pavey, Mairearad Green and Mike Vass

Sat 16 September new tracks from Leveret, Bruce Cockburn, Martin Simpson, and Banter Plus a look-ahead to the Stroud Folk Weekend and other events with music from Briga, Thea Gilmore, The Breath, Merry Hell,  and 2 local acts Martin and Shan Graebe, and Keith Thompson

Sat 23 September new tracks from Paul Brady, The Young ‘Uns,  Kim Lowings and the Greenwood, Willie Watson, and Shake The Chains project Plus music from Megson, Briga, Rainbow Girls, Ewan McLennan,  Sarah McQuaid, and Gloucestershire duo Discovery

Sat 30 September new tracks from Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, AlawHannah Sanders & Ben Savage, and Gloucestershire duo The Black Feathers Plus music from Slaid Cleaves, Carmina, Colum Sands, Ian A Anderson, and Roving Crows

Sat 7 October new tracks from Richard Thompson,  The Young Uns,  The East Pointers from Canada, and Frigg from Finland – Plus a tribute to the late Tom Paley – a friend of Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan,  and music from Baka BeyondMethera, Harry Bird & The Rubber Wellies,  Colin Pitts, Gloucestershire duo Unsung Roots, and Pierre Bensusan.

Thank you so much as ever for your continued support – 

I really appreciate it,  and hope to see you at a concert soon!

With kind regards,

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