I have some exciting concerts coming up in next two months..details are in the Concerts section.
There are solo concerts at Shrewsbury on Sat 10th Sept for charity,
Lingfield, near East Grinstead on Friday 14th Oct,
and Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Wed 19th October.
2 with Mike Silver – on Sat 3rd Sept at Ascott under Wychwood, and Sat 24th Sept at Tettenhall
A rare reunion gig with Phil Beer (from Show of Hands) on 26th Sept at Nettlebed Folk Club
Also, on Fri 7th October, please do come and support me in the atmospheric chapel at The Convent nr Stroud – where every concert is filmed and broadcast live on the internet via netgig. Come and be part of the audience!
A new Christmas album will be recorded next month in time for the All On A Winter’s Night tour with Paul Burgess and Dik Cadbury.
We’ll be playing in Oxfordshire, Somerset (twice) , Hampshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire,
And Gloucestershire (twice)
All the Christmas tour details are listed below….so do hope you can join us!
Recent gigs I’ve really enjoyed have been –
Zervas & Pepper at The Convent –
Cheltenham band Harper’s Ferry, Anna Corcoran, and Robert Vincent —at the Kings Head in Cirencester
The John Langan Band, and Hot Feet at Smugglers Trail Festival on Minchinhampton Common
The young Stroud singer/songwriter Sophronie at Subscription Rooms Café in Stroud,
The Allison Lupton Band from Canada – featuring the amazing fiddle player Shane Cook – also in Stroud.
Then, at the Village Pump Folk Festival in Wiltshire, I saw young Scottish band Barluath, Hannah Sanders with Ben Savage, two other great duos Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston, and O’Hooley & Tidow, plus those pirates from the North West- Mark Radcliffe’s Galleon Blast featuring Nick Mitchell, the oldest living cabin boy in Cheshire!
Early in August, the incredible Alash Ensemble ( a trio from Tuva nr. Mongolia) played at a totally packed Prince Albert in Stroud – we all marvelled at their traditional throat–singing, songs and instruments.
And just last weekend, The Unsung Roots (Seth Bye & Katie Griffin ) did a fine set at Barny’s in Stroud, complete with their new EP.
What a summer it has been for sport – in July there was the weekend of Sat 9/Sun 10, Wimbledon and Davis Cup tennis, and the Tour de France, and this month of course it has been the greatest show on earth – the Olympics!
Some very sad news – at the Village Pump Festival, Julian Littman (of Steeleye Span, Charlie Dore) told me of the loss of Pete Zorn back in April. He was a multi-instrumentalist and a member of The Arizona Smoke Revue, The Albion Band, Richard Thompson’s band, and more recently Steeleye Span. He also worked with both Gerry Rafferty and Barbara Dixon. He played soprano saxophone on my Reach Out For You track on the Force of the River album, plus percussion on the title track. A really sad loss.
Sat 3 CHIPPING NORTON with MIKE SILVER – Wychwood Folk Club Tiddy Hall, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AG Start 8pm Tickets contact: Mark/Elaine – 01993 831427 or 07870 563299 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat 10 SHREWSBURY – Charity concert in aid of Margaret Junior School, in Uganda. Trinity Centre, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury. 7:30 pm Tickets & Details from Roger Ford 01743 246352
Sat 17 LOSTWITHIEL FOLK FESTIVAL, Cornwall – with MIKE SILVER – EVENT CANCELLED Further info http://www.deckchairproductions@co.Uk
Sat 24 TETTENHALL, Newhampton Arts Centre – with MIKE SILVER 7.30pm Tickets www.ticketsource.co.uk/newhamptonartscentre
Mon 26 NETTLEBED Village Club, nr Henley, Oxon – with PHIL BEER 8pm Box Office 01628 636620 http://www.nettlebedfolkclub.co.uk
Fri 7 STROUD – The Convent, South Woodchester – doors 8pm, show starts 9pm – Tickets 01453 835138 – also watch live online http://www. theconvent.netgig.co.uk
Fri 14 EAST GRINSTEAD – Victoria Sports and Social Club, 54 High Street, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6AA 8pm. Tickets Dave Wilkes 07889 199 595 And on a site called eventbrite. https://JohnnyCoppin-Lingfield.eventbrite.co.uk info: email@example.com
Wed 19 ABERYSTWYTH – Arts Centre, Penglais Campus of University, SY23 3DE Box Office 01970 623232 http://www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk