P O Box 27, Stroud, Glos.  GL6 0YQ
tel no. 01453 885088

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Please do come and support my 2 concerts next month:

Monday 1st October – when I return to the RUNCORN Folk Club,

And then on

Friday 5th October – at MINCHINHAMPTON Holy Trinity Church, near Stroud, with PAUL BURGESS   a Charity concert in aid of Horsfall House Care Centre – a really worthy cause.

Full details are in CONCERT DATES below!

I’m currently finalising a 2 CD retrospective album – details soon!


Many many thanks to all those who came to my concerts in August:

Bath Folk Festival – where I played a really enjoyable concert with Kevin Brown –

And at Shrewsbury Folk Festival with Phil Beer – where we played to a jam-packed marquee and had wonderful reaction from the audience. There’s lots of feedback from email, and Facebook below.

There’s also a video on Facebook – The song is We Shall Not Pass – originally on my 2nd album “No Going Back” and also released as a single –  It will be on my new retrospective album out in November.

Other songs we played were Border County Road, Postcards From Cornwall, Hallelujah, The Winding StairCotswold Lad, We Had It All, Innocents’ Song, Celebrate My Life, Roll On Dreamer, and We Shall Not Pass.

What a few weeks of music it’s been!

At Shrewsbury Folk Festival —I saw again the amazing band Skerryvore (Sco), plus Gretchen Peters (USA) The Fitzgeralds (Canada), Foreign Affairs, and Snaarmaarwaar (Belgium)

At Didmarton Bluegrass Festival – the stunning Corn Potato String Band (USA), and G-runs ’n Roses (Czech)  Plus 3 wonderful UK bands..Midnight Skyracer, Medicine Creek, and The Propane Brothers-

Then I really enjoyed Alden Patterson & Dashwood at Barny’s Live Music club in Stroud;The Bob Porter Project at Miserden; Leveret at Ruskin Mill; and the Stroud Folk Weekend.



Mon 1st October – RUNCORN Folk Club, Runcorn Golf Club,

Clifton Road, Runcorn, WA7 4SU  – 8pm

Roger Hanslip 01928 731567


Fri 5th October – MINCHINHAMPTON Holy Trinity Church, near Stroud, GL6 9BW  – with PAUL BURGESS 7.30pm 

a Charity concert in aid of Horsfall House Care Centre for the elderly

Tickets from Horsfall House 01453 731227

Fri 9th November – GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL – “By Severn and Somme” a commemoration of the Centenary of end of WW1 – with Paul Burgess and Martin Fry – 8pm  For details of all weekend events and tickets


ALL ON A WINTER’S NIGHT TOUR Late November / December 

Fri 23 Nov – BLANDFORD  – Pimperne Village Hall, DT11 8UZ Dorset  7.30pm  

tickets 01258 452661 / 07818 600106

 Sat 1 Dec – EXETER  – Methodist Church, Tedburn St Mary, EX6 6AA  7.30pm

Tickets 07837 532704 and email

 Sat 8  – CHIPPING NORTON  – Wychwood Folk Club,

Tiddy Hall, Ascott -under-Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AG  7.30pm

Sun 9 – BRISTOL – The Folk House, Park Street Start time 8pm   Doors 7.30pm

Tickets from Bristol Folk House,

or online here:

Sat 15 – STROUD Subscription Rooms GL5 1AE 7.30pm (doors 7pm)  

with Geoff March and images by Martin Fry – and guests The Stroud Wassailers

01453 760900

 Sun 16 – PLYMOUTH – Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill PL21 9EE 7.30pm 

Info/ tickets

 Thu 20 – CHELTENHAM Bacon Theatre GL51 6EP  7.30pm

with Geoff March and images by Martin Fry

01242 258002

 Sat 22 –  LICHFIELD Guildhall 8pm (doors 7.30pm)  

01543 262223


*FEEDBACK from facebook, emails texts..

Re my Shewsbury Folk Festival set with Phil Beer..

“Died and gone to heaven… with Phil Beer, a packed marquee… fantastic. Big glass of red wine in hand – perfect Sunday afternoon. Just beautiful music. It was a magic hour… I do so hope you will both play together again. You saw the reaction…. everyone just loved you! “- L.M. In Nottinghamshire

“Fabulous set from two amazing musicians”- S.L

“We just want to tell you how much we enjoyed your reunion gig with Phil at Shrewsbury Folk Festival. It brought back many happy memories and we were so pleased that there was such a huge appreciative audience” – R & P.D

“Saw a clip of you performing with Phil Beer at Shrewsbury – sounded great!” – S.B

“Great trip down memory lane with Phil – lovely set!” J.B

“Thanks to you and Phil for my request, Innocents Song, a perfect choice. Lots of happy memories seeing you perform together again playing some of my old favourites. See you at Christmas if not before “ – H.A

“Last weekend I started to seek out all the tapes I had. With Spotify I don’t need them anymore, I thought. So 85% landed in the bin. But there were some tapes that had special words or music on them. One of them was a tape taken from a radio programme in the Netherlands, were I live. I never found a cd of Johnny Coppin, I also didn’t know if I had written it correct in 1980 or so … Of course the quality had gone down, and for 15 years I hadn’t listened to it anymore. But today I did … and searched, and found your website! It wasn’t a 9 days wonder, no!  I’m happy I listened to that old tape today, and very happy you’ve made more music and kept on singing. I’m grateful … Thank you, and good luck!” – M.R



now every Sunday at midnight across the West

on BBC Radio Gloucestershire, BBC Bristol, BBC Somerset, and BBC Wiltshire

on FM, AM, DAB, online and listen again for 30 days!!!  On iPlayers of all 4 radio stations. 


JOHNNY COPPIN PROGRAMMES available on listen again- with playlists and gig guides   

These shows are still available to listen again 

Sun 26th Aug – There are new tracks from the likes of Runrig (with Julie Fowlis), Danu, Rachael McShane, Yvonne Lyon, Eilidh Patterson,  Mairearad & Anna, Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage, and Dan Webster, plus a look-ahead to festivals and gigs in the region with music from  Midnight Skyracer, Vervain, Merry Hell, Luke Daniels, and Zoe Wren

Sun 2nd Sept – There are new tracks from the likes of The Tannahill Weavers, Jackie Oates, We Banjo 3Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith, Andrew Collins Trio, Terry Emm, Gathering Tides, and Glen Phillips plus there’s a look-ahead to festivals and gigs in the region with music from Leveret, Merry Hell, Rory McLeod, Cara Dillon, Luke Daniels, Ninebarrow, Alden Patterson & Dashwood, and Phil King

Sun 9th Sept – There are new tracks from the likes of The Breath, Steve Ashley, Kitty Macfarlane, Me For Queen, Iain Thomson and Marc Duff.

There’s a look-ahead to Priston Festival and events in the region with music from Martin Simpson, Cardboard Fox, Reg Meuross, Jacob & Drinkwater, Kevin Burke, Daisy Chapman, Kadia, and Rant  plus a classic track from Jackson Browne who receives the Gandhi Peace Award this week

Sun 16th Sept – The special guest is the Bristol-based singer/songwriter Kitty Macfarlane talking about her new album and forthcoming tour

There are also new tracks from the likes of Richard Thompson, Loudon Wainwright III, Hannah Rarity, Henry Bateman, David Milton, Chris Eaton & Alexandra Urquhart

All this plus a look-ahead to festivals and gigs in the region with music from Nancy Kerr & James Fagan, Sam Carter, Kevin Brown, Molly-Anne, Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham, and Mischief Afoot

Sun 23rd Sept – There are new tracks from the likes of Me For Queen, Skerryvore, Steve Tilston,  Kelly Oliver, Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith, Mark Harrison, Chris Lambert, and Stevie Dunne;

Classic tracks from Fotheringay, Alison Krauss & Union Station plus a look-ahead to gigs in the region with music from Elles Bailey, Peter Bruntnell, Churchfitters, and Harri Endersby

And on

Sun 30th Sept – There are new tracks from the likes of Eddie Reader, Seth Lakeman, The Breath, Kelly Oliver, Kitty Macfarlane, Ruston Kelly, Loudon Wainwright III, David Milton, Emilyn Stam & Filippo Gambetta

 plus a look-ahead to gigs in the region with music from Ralph McTell, Steeleye Span, Cara Dillon, Police Dog Hogan, and Si Barron


*ALBUMS on sale now!

A new 2 CD retrospective album coming soon! – details in next Newsletter

All On A Winter’s Night


The Winding Stair

The Gloucestershire Collection

Breaking The Silence – with Mike Silver 

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 and your phone number if we are out)

or by posting either a cheque or credit card details to

Red Sky Records, P O Box 27, Stroud, GL6 0YQ. UK.


Thank you so much for your continued support – 

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

With kind regards,

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