I am really looking forward to my concert with Paul Burgess on Sat 20th July  – we’ll be playing “Songs from Gloucestershire and Beyond” at Hartpury Village Hall, Glos.

Also, please put a note in your diaries for a special renion concert in Cheltenham on Friday 27th September!  See concert list below for details.

I have written and directed the music for a summer tour of Much Ado About Nothing by The Festival Players – and the 3 month tour is now well under way. The July/August performances are listed below and hopefully there should be a venue near you!

Just had a great weekend at Bromsgrove Folk Festival with Mike Silver – always a very friendly festival, and great to catch up with many friends, and also see Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies, Enda Kenny, Anthony John Clarke, The Lost Notes, Patchwork Skies (with Charlie Limm), and Silvington.

Recently I enjoyed the Miserden Folk Day and before that, the launch of Janice Anderson’s fine album “Sleeping Dogs” (she’s one of the lead singers in acoustic quartet Blondes with Beards) – I’m playing piano and guitar on the traditional song “False False”. Contact Janice direct on janbsanderson@gmail.com



For Much Ado About Nothing Tour dates by The Festival Players…..see separate section below

Sat 20  Hartpury near Gloucester – with Paul Burgess  

  “Songs of Gloucestershire and Beyond” 

The Village Hall, Old Over Road, Hartpury GL19 3FD. Doors 7pm  start 7.30pm

tickets:  01684 772178       hartpuryfest@gmail.com


And looking ahead a date for your diary!……

Sept 27  Cheltenham – A Special Reunion concert with members of my band playing material from the 30 Songs compilation  at The Bacon Theatre.

01242 258002 bacontheatre.co.uk

*Here are the dates for the 2019 Christmas Tour with Paul Burgess & Dik Cadbury:

Sun 1 Dec – Exeter – Methodist Church, Tedburn St Mary, EX6 6AA  7.30pm  Tickets 07837 532704 and email tsmtickets@btinternet.com

Fri 6 Dec – Lechlade – Memorial Hall  GL7 3QT  7.30pm  tickets 01367 860869 /  07715 207814

Sat 7 Dec  – Tetbury  – Goods Shed Arts Centre 01666 505496 shed-arts.co.uk

Fri 13 Dec  – Havant Spring Arts   023 9247 2700  the spring.co.uk

Sat 14 Dec – Stroud Subscription Rooms with extra guests! Note new Box Office no. and website  01453 769880    thesubrooms.co.uk

Thu 19 Dec –  Cheltenham Bacon Theatre with extra guests! 01242 258002  bacontheatre.co.uk

I am looking for one or two more – perhaps you have some ideas? Also, if you are interested in a house concert, or a special celebration evening, do get in contact.



Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare  

Summer Tour to end of August in England, Scotland, and Wales

“I was thrilled by the crystal-clear and captivating performance by The Festival Players last summer and am delighted to commend this talented troupe.”– Dame Judi Dench, Patron

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING  is a beguiling and romantic comedy directed by Michael Dyer with music written and directed by Johnny Coppin.

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. The play is 2 hours plus a 15min interval.

Note – that I DO NOT peform at these events. All the music is sung and performed by the actors.

Weds 17 7.30pm Broxbourne: The Spotlight, High Street, Hoddesdon EN11 8BE Lee Rayner

01992 465383


Thur 18 7.00pm Abergele: Pentre Mawr Park, Dundonald Avenue, Abergele, LL22 7PL Pam Luckock

07740 302894 pam.luckock@btinternet.com

Fri 19


7.30pm Carnforth: Leighton Hall, Lancs. LA5 9ST Lucy Arthurs

01524 734474


Sat 20


7.30pm Ulverston: Ford Park, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 7JP Jill Salmon

01229 580666


Sun 21


7.00pm Cupar: Falkland Palace, High Street, Falkland, Fife, KY15 7BU Katy Jack

01337 858903


Tues 23


7.00pm Ellon: Pitmedden Garden (NTS), Ellon,Aberdeenshire. AB41 7PD Monique Lanz

01651 842296


Weds 24 7.00pm Angus: House of Dun (NTS),  Montrose, DD10 9LQ Cameron Hinde

01674 810264  chinde@nts.org.uk

Thur 25 7.00pm Kinross: RSPB Loch Leven, Kinross,                     KY13 9LX Rachel Gooday

01577 862355                                                                                             0770 8509850


Fri 26 7.30pm Midlothian: Arniston House, Gorebridge       EH23 4RY Kimberley Shaw-Walker

01875 830515

0782 6086274


Sat 27


3.00pm Cockermouth: Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumbria. CA13 9SH George Cook

01768 776276 george.cook@highamhall.co.uk

Sun 28 6.30pm Durham: Crook Hall & Gardens, Sidegate, DH1 5SZ Siobhan McDermid                                         0191 384 8028 info@crookhallgardens.co.uk
Tues 30


1.30pm Gloucester: 3 Choirs Festival, Old Bishop’s Palace Garden, Kings School. Alexis Paterson

01452 768 931

07801 596789


Weds 31 1.30pm Gloucester: 3 Choirs Festival, Old Bishop’s Palace Garden, Kings School. As above
Thurs 1


7.00pm Hereford: Garway Common, Garway,  HR2 8RQ . Corinne Westacott

01981 580086

Craig 07770 374213


Fri 2


7.00pm St.Neots: Buckden Towers, High Street, Buckden, Cambridge, PE19 5TA Yvonne

01480 810344


Sat 3 6.30pm Barnet: Hadley Green, Great North Road, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 4PS Richard Mason                                                   0208 441 9014 richardmason@btinternet.com
Sun 4


4.00pm Bawdeswell: Bawdeswell Church, The Street, NR20 4RT Peter Jervis

01362 688499

07917 839239


Mon 5


7.00pm Ingatestone:  Ingatestone Hall, Hall Lane, Essex,CM4 9NR Lord Petre

Julia O’Farrell

01277 353010      house@ingatestonehall.co.uk

Weds 7 7.00pm Abbotsbury: Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens Bullers Way, Dorset, DT3 4LA Martin Alderman

01305 871130


Thur 8


7.30pm Liskeard: Sterts Amphitheatre, Upton Cross, Liskeard Cornwall, PL14 5AZ Peter Woodward                                         01579 362382


Fri 9



7.00pm Isles of Scilly: Chaplaincy Gardens, St. Marys Susan Hodgson

01720 422641


Sat 10 7.00pm Isles of Scilly: Chaplaincy Gardens, St. Marys See above
Sun 11


6.30pm Isles of Scilly: Tresco Abbey Gardens, Tresco TR24 0QQ. Mike Nelham

01720 424108 / 01720 424105 mikenelhams@tresco.co.uk

Tues 13 7.30pm Penzance: Penlee Open Air Park Theatre, Morrab Road, TR18 4HE Dave Hunter

07816 285367 /01637 871539 cytc@btinternet.com

Weds 14 7.00pm Exeter: Powderham Castle, Exeter, Devon. EX6 8JQ Ella Fielding

01626 890243 ella.fielding@powderham.co.uk

Thur 15


7.00pm Bideford: Hartland Abbey, Hartland,  Devon, EX39 6DT Richard Wolfenden-Brown – Plough Arts  – 01805 622552 richard@theploughartscentre.or.uk

Lady Stucley  – Hartland Abbey 01237 441496

Fri 16 7.00pm Torrington: The Vicarage Garden, Torrington, EX38 8EA Richard Wolfenden-Brown – Plough Arts  – 01805 622552 richard@theploughartscentre.or.uk


Sat 17 7.00pm Winchester:IBM Hursley Clubhouse, Hursley Park,  Hampshire. SO21 2JN Jill Robinson

01962 816467

07500 877004


Sun 18


7.00pm Stratford upon Avon: Hall’s Croft, Old Town,  Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire,          CV37 6BG Anais Vanian-Cooper

01789 204 016


Tues 20


7.30pm Worcester: Swan Theatre, The Moors, Worcs,WR1 3EF 01905 611427

Gemma Martyn Smith

01905 726969


Weds 21


7.00pm Witney: Cogges Manor Farm, Church Lane,  Oxfordshire, OX28 3LA Colin Shone/Jess

01993 772602 marketing@cogges.org.uk

Thur 22


6.30pm Nympsfield: Woodchester Mansion, Stroud, Glos. GL10 3TS Ray Canham

01453 861541 Ray.canham@woodchestermansion.org.uk

Fri 23 7.00pm Narberth: Lampeter House, Lampeter Velfry, SA67 8TS Kathryn Lambert                                               01834 869323


Sat 24



7.00pm Oxford:The Victoria Arms, Mill Lane, Old Marston, OX3 0PZ Ruthie Bowers

01865 241382


Sun 25


2.30pm Bristol: The Chantry, 52 Castle Streeet, Thornbury, BS35 1HB Mary Thoburn

01454 415383

01454 414268 mthoburn@gmail.com

Mon 26



3.00pm Somerset: The Millennium Green, Charlton Horethorne, Sherborne, DT9 4PB Simon Purcell – 01963 220309

Anne Reeder – 07903 964812


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