December 2018 Newsletter


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

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What’s in this newsletter?

–  Latest News 

–  New compilation album – 30 Songs is now out!

–  All On A Winters Night Tour dates

–  Albums for sale including 3 Christmas albums

–  BBC Acoustic programme on 4 radio stations across the West Sundays at midnight



My new 30 Songs compilation album is out now!      See below.

And the “All On A Winter’s Night” Tour has just begun. Paul, Dik, and I had a great first night in Dorset last weekend – and we hope you can make one of our concerts at Tedburn St Mary, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Bristol, Stroud, Plymouth, Cheltenham, and Lichfield. At Stroud and Cheltenham we’ll be joined by Geoff March on cello, vocals, and percussion, and there’ll be images from award-winning photographer Martin Fry.


My new 30 Songs compilation album is out now!

Here are thirty songs that mean such a lot to me. They cover several decades and are taken from twelve different albums; from my first solo album Roll on Dreamer in 1978 through to Borderland in 2014.

The first CD has 15 songs that feature my band, with some very fine musicians and singers such as Phil Beer, Mick Dolan, Matt Clifford, Anthony Head, Mick Candler, Trevor Foster, John Broomhall, Pete Acock, Steve Dolan, Gareth Sampson, Steve Hutt, Tony Bennett, and Bill Zorn.  Songs include – When Is Said and Done, We Shall Not Pass, New Day, Believe in You, Catherine, Celebrate My Life, and Everybody Knows  almost all of the tracks are not available on any other CD.

The second CD is a personal acoustic selection – 15 tracks with the talents of Mike Silver, Phil Beer, Paul Burgess, Mick Dolan, Matt Clifford, Paul Metsers and Geoff March.

Throughout the recording process, I’ve been very lucky to have worked with three fine pairs of ears, Mick Dolan, John Acock, and David Pickering-Pick. I really enjoyed putting this new compilation together, and hope you’ll enjoy listening!

Available by mail order and cheque – or by phone for credit card details. Do leave your phone number – you can also email your phone number for us to call you back.

For £16 inc P&P     (£19 for European mainland / £20 for rest of the world)


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, 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



Thank you ever so much for supporting my concert By Severn and Somme at Gloucester Cathedral. It was such an honour to be invited to perform in that glorious building on the Centenary of the Armistice weekend.

Very sad news that two legends of the folk scene – Bill Caddick, and Roy Bailey have passed away – Bill is most famous for songs like John O’ Dreams, Unicorns, and She Moved Among men. He also worked in theatre productions at the National Theatre, with Magic Lantern, and formed Home Service with John Tams. Roy Bailey was a fine singer on the folk scene for over 50 years – working with Tony Benn, John Kirkpatrick, Leon Rosselson, Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting, and many others.

My thoughts are with Bill and Roy’s families and friends.


*ALBUMS on sale now!

My new 2 CD album 30 Songs for £16 inc P&P

(£19 for European mainland / £20 for rest of the world)

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)

West Country Christmas

A Country Christmas

Line of Blue 

Roll On Dreamer 

Edge of Day – with Laurie Lee

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 phoning 01453 885088  leave a message and do leave your phone number –   you can also email your phone number for us to call you back.

or you can post a cheque with your order to

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



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 on BBC Sounds 

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

These shows are still available to listen again on BBC Sounds

Sun 28 Oct – There are new tracks from Karine Polwart, Breabach,  Gilmore & Roberts, Stephen Fearing, Jamie Smith’s Mabon, Ruston Kelly, and Ethemia

There’s also a look-ahead to gigs in the region with music from Fisherman’s Friends, Show of Hands, The Breath, The Slocan Ramblers, Sarah McQuaid, Jake Morley, and Luke Daniels

Sun 4 Nov – The special guest is the singer/songwriter Steve Tilston talking about his new album.  There are also new tracks from the likes of Karan Casey, Ashley Hutchings, Siobhan Miller, The Brother Brothers, David Benedict, and Callaghan

All this plus a look-ahead to gigs in the region with music from Oysterband, Kieran Goss, Frigg, Chris Leslie, and Ron Taylor

Sun 11 Nov – To commemorate the Armistice Centenary, there are tracks from Mary Dillon, Elbow Jane, Merry Hell, Ray Cooper, Louise Jordan, Poacher’s Moon,  Roscarrock, plus Issy & David Emeney

There are new songs from Afro-Celt Sound System, Furrow Collective, and Daria Kulesh  and a look-ahead to gigs in the region with music from Skerryvore, The High Kings, and Iona Fyfe

Sun 18 Nov – new tracks from Seth Lakeman, Siobhan Miller, Tide Lines, Missy Raines, Daoiri Farrell, Cuig, Nick Ellis, Stewart Henderson & Yvonne Lyon

And there’s a look-ahead to gigs in the region with music from The Wandering Hearts, Show of Hands, Elles Bailey, Trio Dhoore, Fisherman’s Friends, Nicola Clark, Jaywalkers, and Blazin’ Fiddles

Sun 25 Nov – The new tracks include Karan Casey, The Trials of Cato, Merry Hell, Breabach, Jimmy RankinAshley HutchingsSinnober, Hickory Signals, and Benjamin William Pike

And there’s a look-ahead to gigs in the region with music from Faustus, Jim Moray, Winter Mountain, Ashley Hutchings, Rosie Hood, and Martyn Wyndham-Read


Thank you so much for your continued support – 

It means such a lot, and hope to see you at a concert very soon!

With kind regards,

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