LATEST NEWS – January 2016

JOHNNY COPPIN    E-NEWSLETTER  JANUARY 2016

P O Box 27, Stroud, Glos.  GL6 0YQ
tel no. 01453 885088
johnny@johnnycoppin.co.uk          www.johnnycoppin.co.uk

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What’s in this E newsletter?

–  Recent News 

–  Feb/March/April concert dates 

–  Feedback on the Christmas tour 

–  My BBC acoustic radio shows –  listen again for 30 days!!!

RECENT NEWS

We had a wonderful Christmas tour last month, so a big thank you for your support!– The show was received very well  – see Tour feedback below.

Well done to Paul, Dik, Karen, Geoff, Martin and Jane for all their hard work with the new songs and the show!  And a big thanks to our agent Crispin Thomas, Tony Lloyd for PA, and to all the venues and organisers on the tour.

We now have so much new material that this year I plan to record a new Christmas album!!

Had a good break over Christmas and armed with my trusty copy of the Radio Times, I enjoyed some good programmes –

On radio – about Bob Dylan in UK in 1962, the Soul Music , and the Master Tapes series – and on TV – Roy Orbison, Adele, Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” (quite scary!),  as well as the “Downton Abbey” special!

Coming up in 2016 – I am looking forward to playing in Reading, Churchdown, Rainford, and Cramlington  in March – full details in Concert Dates below – and later in the year I am playing 2 festivals with Mike Silver  Wimborne Folk Festival on Sat 11th June, and the new Lostwithiel Festival in Cornwall on Sat 17th September.

Recent concerts I have enjoyed are – singer/songwriter Alex Cornish,  and “Songs of Separation” (with Karine Polwart, Eliza Carthy and 8 others!) – both at The Convent, near Stroud –  and then last Saturday, Patty Griffin and her band in Bristol (Featuring the amazing guitarist David Polkingham)

Finally I was very very sad to hear of the passing of Pam Colls, co-organiser of Dartford Folk Club with her husband Alan.  All our thoughts are with Alan, his family and friends at the club and beyond. Dartford has always been one of my favourite clubs, and has been very friendly and supportive over many years.

CONCERT DATES coming up

FEBRUARY  

Sat 6   Private event

MARCH

Sun 6  READING – Readifolk,  The Conference Room, above The Global Café, London Street, Reading  RG1 4PS  doors 7.30pm.  Reserve tickets  contact  Una and Colin 0118 948 3145   unaandcolin@talktalk.net

Fri 11 GLOUCESTER –  with PAUL BURGESS   — Churchdown Community Centre, Parton Road, GL3 2JH   doors 7.30pm – the concert is in support of Kidney Research U.K. and Rotary Charities. Tickets available from:    on-line at http://www.rccntickets.uk.com.  From Tourist Information Centres at Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud and Tewkesbury/ From Cheltenham North Rotary Club by phoning 01242 525966

Sat 12 Private event

Sun 13 RAINFORD  –  The Wooden Horse Folk Club, The Junction, News Lane, Rainford, Lancs.   WA11 7JU    8.30pm start – Tickets/info  jimcoan@boundlessmail.com              01772 452782

Tue 15 NEWCASTLE – Cramlington Folk Club   – The Clef and Cask, Dewley, Cramlington NE23 6DT. tickets from Keith Taylor 01670 715106    info@cramfolk.co.uk

APRIL 

18-22  La Jeusseliniere – The Reunion 2016     Workshops at Halsway Manor, nr Crowcombe Somerset TA4 4BD– I will one of the guest tutors.     Hosted by Martyn & Danni Wyndham-Read, with Iris Bishop, Stan Graham, Carolyn Robson and guest tutors.

Martyn & Danni started the La Jeusseliniere music weeks form their home in France in 2002. These relaxed and friendly courses, featuring well known folk artists  and musicians, continued until Martyn & Danni moved back to the UK in 2007. The La Jeuss Reunion began the following year, continuing to flourish as a meeting  place where like minded musicians – and their partners and friends – can relax and enjoy each others company whilst exploring and improving their musical talents.

The week is suitable for musicians of all levels of ability, from beginners to advanced, and there will be art classes and other activities for non-musicians.

BOOKING    for information and to book please contact Stan Graham, magpiemusic25@gmail.com / 01904 758228.

Wed 27 BBC Folk Awards 

Thu 28  EVESHAM Arts Centre  – “Folk in the Foyer”- with support from singer/songwriter Colin Pitts –  Prince Henry’s School, Victoria Avenue  WR11 4QH  7.30pm – Tickets   Box office 01386 446944         www.eveshamartscentre.co.uk

WE ARE TAKING BOOKINGS FOR 2016/17

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

or even like to put on a house or celebration concert!

EMAIL FROM ROSS BROWN

“I was strolling over the Halfpenny Bridge (in Dublin) recently and caught sight of the The Winding Stair café.

Naturally I thought of you and started singing the song obsessively for the next few days  – which my wife began to find a little irritating.

Last year we were in the Lake District and walked around the lake from Grasmere to Rydal. Again I thought of you and began singing the song obsessively – which my wife found a little irritating!

I have concluded that you write a very catchy tune and she has decided that you are a bloody nuisance.

If you could write songs in future which are just as catchy but which are not linked to locations in which I am likely to find myself I might be able to feel more secure about the peaceful continuation of my marriage.” –    Ross Brown (singer/songwriter – his first song was “Black and White” written on a La Jeusseliniere course, and recorded by Mike Silver on his How Many Rivers album) 

YOUR FEEDBACK ON THE CHRISTMAS TOUR

TORRINGTON – PLOUGH ARTS

“Enjoyed your concert at Torrington -its a great little theatre with excellent acoustics…you all sounded splendid and Iiked the new songs, and pleased to pick up a cd copy of Line of Blue to replace my stretched tape!” Kind regards, L. H. Exeter

CHELTENHAM BACON THEATRE

“Just come back from the concert at the Bacon – thoroughly enjoyed it, as usual, but particularly this year with new songs and readings and Karen Tweed.” S. from Cranham

“We came to the All on a Winter’s Night concert at the Bacon Theatre last Thursday. Once again, a marvellous evening.” – D.C

“I thought your 2015 Christmas concert in the Bacon Theatre was the finest I have heard! I was deeply moved by the power of the songs and the delicacy of the musical accompaniment. Your Herod song, setting Charles Causley’s words, is a masterpiece” – A.B. Worcs

BRADFORD – ON – AVON

“Just a line to thank you for playing at Bradford on Wednesday. It was a truly brilliant evening. It made our Christmas again. We have now seen All  Winter’s Night at least seven times! I listened to the Line of Blue cd that I bought from you at the end and I am impressed. It is very good and now completes my collection of your cds! – D. W.

LICHFIELD..

“We were at Lichfield last night. A great concert thank you” – I. S.

“L- O- OVED your performances at Lichfield.  You never fail to delight.with your lyrics-all of which I could hear! ! and of course the music. I have never been moved so much by music as when the three of you sang Oh Holy Night-wonderful! ! Please record it somewhere! ” – A.W.

STROUD

“Just wanted to say what a great evening we last night in Stroud. As usual, there was some new material as well as nearly all our favourites.You and the band were faultless and the whole evening was an absolute joy” – R.G

“We came to see you at the Stroud Sub Rooms last Saturday and, as usual, it was a brilliant evening and was an excellent way of marking the start of our Christmas.  While we missed not having Paul’s reading about the granny passing wind this year (hope that she’ll be back again soon!), it was great to have the Laurie Lee and other new ones, as well as some new fab songs.  I particularly enjoyed your version of ‘Oh Holy Night’ – it was very tender and thoughtful, and the whole audience held its breath to see if you could reach the high note.  You did, of course, and it was spectacular!”- M & W

“Your Winter tale show at Stroud was amazing and I loved the new songs” – J & J. R

“We came to see/hear “All on A Winters Night ” at the sell out show Stroud.  It was a wonderful evening.  Thank you to all the team.  Christmas really starts from this show every year. – J.S.

LINE OF BLUE album now out on CD 

Album reissued on CD –  in memory of Mick Dolan and Steve Dolan

 “Highly recommended”  –  Bath and West Evening Chronicle

An album of original songs written on both sides of the Atlantic. First released in September 1985 after returning from a long residency in Bermuda. Songs of love, peace and travel, including the much requested songs “Rydal”“Lost In Love With You”, “Every Roll Of Thunder” and Nils Lofgren’s “Shine Silently” plus “Keep A Little Light”, “Hallelujah”, “Everything To Me” and two songs about Bermuda, “The Hurricane of ’15” and “Pride Of All The Ocean”.

Musicians include Phil Beer, Matt Clifford, Paul Metsers, Bill Zorn, Geoff March, Trevor Foster, Mick Dolan and Steve Dolan.  

Engineered by Mick Dolan. Produced by Johnny Coppin.

At £10.95 inc P & P

(£13.50 for European mainland / £15 for rest of the world)

* ALL ALBUMS available by Mail Order –

Borderland – the latest album!
The Winding Stair
Breaking the Silence
 (with Mike Silver),
The Gloucestershire Collection
Afterwords the Decameron live album from 2001  –
these CDs are all £12.95 each.  (£15.50 for European mainland / £17 for rest of the world)

And at £10.95 are
Line of Blue – now on CD !

Edge of Day – with Laurie Lee
Roll on Dreamer
The Glorious Glosters
and 3 Christmas albums….
Keep the Flame,
West Country Christmas,
A Country Christmas,   

these CDs are £10.95 each. (£13.50 for European mainland / £15 for rest of the world)  Please order by phone on 01453 885088 for credit cards
or by email  johnny@johnnycoppin.co.uk

or by post 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 from off the beaten track on FM, AM, online and now you can listen again for 30 days!!!  on http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiogloucestershire

SCHEDULE – JOHNNY COPPIN SHOWS available on listen again- with playlists and gig guides

Still available to listen again are:-

Sat 2nd Jan – Part One of Best Albums and sessions of 2015 – with DANU, THE YOUNG ‘UNS, ALEX CORNISH, ALAN KELLY GANG, KEVIN BROWN, HATTIE BRIGGS, SVER, COLIN PITTS, SETH BYE & KATIE GRIFFIN, and HENRY BATEMAN

Sat 9th Jan – Part Two of Best Albums and sessions of 2015 –  with MARTYN JOSEPH, KAREN MATHESON, PHILLIP HENRY & HANNAH MARTIN, MAWKIN, THE BLACK FEATHERS, BEN MAGGS, WILDFLOWERS, and SASKIA GRIFFITHS-MOORE

Sat 16th Jan – The special guest is JENNY HILL talking about the new SONGS OF SEPARATION album and tour.  There’s new tracks from SHOW OF HANDS, MIRANDA SYKES and REX PRESTON,  JAMIE SMITH’S MABON, PATTY GRIFFIN, and CIARAN ALGAR  As well as music from ALEX CORNISH, blues from JIMBO and GRIFF (Jim Reynolds and Dave Griffin)

Sat 23rd Jan – The special guest is STEVE KNIGHTLEY from SHOW OF HANDS talking about the new album – There’s also new tracks from MARTYN JOSEPH,  TIM O’ BRIEN, MIRANDA SYKES & REX PRESTON, and JIM MALCOLM,  Plus music from ASHLEY HUTCHINGS, and FAIRPORT CONVENTION

Sat 30th Jan  – features Saskia Griffiths-Moore in session with 2 songs from her new album –plus new tracks include Runrig, Tim O’Brien, Aoife O’Donovan

Thank you so much for your support 

Really hope to see you somewhere soon.


Kind regards,
Johnny

johnny@johnnycoppin.co.uk          www.johnnycoppin.co.uk

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