BBC Acoustic Radio show now 60mins

My BBC ACOUSTIC RADIO SHOW – is now 60 minutes every Saturday at 5am and 5pm
on BBC  Radio Gloucestershire  playing acoustic music 
on FM, AM, DAB, Freeview 735, online and listen again for 30 days!!!  on http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiogloucestershire
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Posted in General news, Radio news

MARCH NEWSLETTER 2018

What’s in this newsletter?

–  Latest News 

–  Forthcoming dates 

–  Songwriting Weekend in May – one place available 

–  Albums for sale

–  BBC Acoustic programme

*LATEST NEWS

What a challenging winter it has been!

I’m really looking forward to some forthcoming concerts: 

Mike Silver and I return to the Red Lion Folk Club in Birmingham on Wed 21st March 

And then Hitchin Folk Club on Sunday 8th April.

On Friday 20th April I have a solo gig at The Bromley Cross Folk Club, near Bolton, Lancashire,

Followed by a charity concert with Paul Burgess on Friday 27th April in aid of Youth at Heart at Kings Stanley Village Hall , near Stroud

Details of all concerts are below

If you missed the recent 3 song session and interview I did on The Folk Show with Kevin O on Radio Winchcombe (Monday 12 February) here’s the link to listen again  https://www.mixcloud.com/radiowinchcombe/the-radio-winchcombe-folk-show-with-kevin-o-broadcast-12th-february-2018/

http://www.radiowinchcombe.co.uk

A big thank you to everyone who came to one of my two concerts at Cheltenham Everyman Theatre studio early in March, in spite of the aftermath of snow. I really enjoyed playing there again..and hope to return there in the future.

Recent news

Concerts and clubs – Recently I was at Barny’s Club for an evening of beautiful photo sequences by Martin Fry, followed by songs from Nicola Clark. Also loved hearing the Harpers Ferry band at The Gloucester Folk Trail, Damien O’ Kane and band at The Fleece Inn at Bretforton, and of course my favourite Scottish band Skerryvore on their recent tour. Such incredible energy and musicianship!

Then there were 2 great nights at The Carpenters Arms in Miserden  – with young singer/songwriter Zoe Wren, and then Daria Kulesh with Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer, plus an excellent Irish Night at Minchinhampton Folk Club this week.

Music on TV – there’s a new Folk Show every Friday at 4pm on Keep It Country TV – on Freeview 87, Freesat 516, Sky 389  Info and guide  www.keepitcountry.tv

The Old Grey Whistle Test live show on BBC 4 was a fine mix of nostalgia,  and new acts like Robert Vincent, and Wildwood Kin.

On Vintage TV  (Freeview 82, Freesat 505 etc..) there was a long interview with Georgie Fame, and fine live sessions by UK band Orphan Colours, and Nashville singer Kandace Springs

Loved the World Indoor Athletics Champs.  GB won 7 medals…(4th in medal table but, in terms of number of medals, 2nd behind USA). There were gold medals for Katarina Johnson-Thompson in the pentathlon, and Andrew Pozzi in 60m hurdles. Laura Muir won silver for 1500m and bronze for 3000m, plus there were bronze medals for Eilidh Doyle in 400m, Shaleyna Oskan-Clarke in 800m, and for the Women’s 4x400m relay squad.

I was very sad to hear of the passing of Roger Bannister, Stephen Hawking,

the acclaimed Irish piper Liam O’ Flynn (from the group Planxty etc.),

and Ted Poole, the co-founder of Swindon Folk Song Club.

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* FORTHCOMING DATES – 2018

March

Wed 21   Birmingham – with Mike Silver  – Red Lion Folk Club, Vicarage Road, King’s Heath B14 7LY   7.45pm    www.redlionfolkclub.co.uk

April

Sun 8   Hitchin  – with Mike Silver – Hitchin Folk Club,

The Sun Hotel, High Street, SG5 1AF  doors 7.30pm

Tickets: 01462 812391 or e-mail: goodmusic@hitchinfolkclub.co.uk

http://www.hitchinfolkclub.idnet.net

Fri 20  Bolton  Bromley Cross Folk Club,at The Barlow, Bolton Road, Edgworth BL7 0AP 8pm

Tickets/info:   07427 613783, or email:  arawc51@gmail.com.

http://www.bromleycrossfolkclub.org.uk

Fri 27      Charity concert for Youth at Heart – with Paul Burgess –  

at King’s Stanley Village Hall, nr Stroud, Glos. GL10 3PN   7.30pm

tickets/info:  07951 835360 contactus@youthatheart.co.uk

May

11-13 Songwriting Weekend – details below

Fri 18   Minsterworth Village Hall  – with Paul Burgess 7.45pm

tickets from Terry  01452 750160      terrymoorescott@gmail.com

June

Thu 14   Stroud  – concert with Paul Burgess – at St Laurence’s Church, in centre of Stroud (150th anniversity)   7.30pm

Tickets will be available from TIC at The Stroud Sub Rooms 01453 760900

Looking ahead…..some dates for your diary:

Fri 6th July – Wordfest at Gloucester Cathedral – “Forest and Vale and High Blue Hill” –  songs of the Gloucestershire poets.

The Lady Chapel 8.45 – 9. 45pm.  For details of all weekend events and tickets  www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk

Mon 1st October – Runcorn Folk Club, Runcorn Golf Club, Clifton Road, Runcorn, WA7 4SU  –  Roger Hanslip 01928 731567 rogerhanslip@gmail.com

Fri 5th October – Minchinhampton Church, nr Stroud – with Paul Burgess – a Charity concert in aid of Horsfall House       Information  kathy@63windmillroad.co.uk        tel 01453 882960

Fri 9th November – Gloucester Cathedral – “By Severn and Somme” a commemoration of the Centenary of end of WW1 – with Paul Burgess – 8pm  For details of all weekend events and tickets  www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk

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A Songwriting Weekend with Johnny Coppin 

in Stroud, Gloucestershire 11-13 May 2018

There is just ONE place available

So please let me know as soon as possible if you’d like to join us


Each songwriter will have their own room to work in.

I’ll be working with each songwriter in turn on a one-to one basis.

There’ll be an informal session on Saturday evening,

and a final performance of all the new songs on Sunday afternoon

Tel 01453 885088    or  email    Johnny@johnnycoppin.co.uk

feedback from previous weekends…..

“Thanks so much for a great weekend, it was quite a learning experience for me and I got so much out of it.  You really are inspirational.

“Yes I really enjoyed the whole weekend, thanks for all your help, you are the Master! What a really great bunch of people and such a perfect setting”

“Thank you so much for your advice and encouragement.
Separating myself completely from the various pressures that I face and focus on being creative for a whole weekend is a great treat and we couldn’t have wished for a better setting or company”

“I just wanted to thank you once again for all your efforts which made for quite a challenging but very helpful weekend.  I especially enjoyed the one-to-one sessions –
the critical moments when the shape of a new piece starts to gel”

“Thank you for creating such a creative working  environment.
The food, hospitality, advice and encouragement all helped to make it a great weekend”

Fee is £200 – which includes supper on Friday and Saturday / lunch on Saturday and Sunday plus  tea/coffee/drinks/snacks

A cheque for £100 deposit is required to confirm booking
    —–     by Tel 01453 885088    or  email    Johnny@johnnycoppin.co.uk

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* ALBUMS on sale now!

All On A Winter’s Night

Borderland 

The Winding Stair

The Gloucestershire Collection

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.

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My BBC ACOUSTIC RADIO SHOW – is every Saturday from 5.30pm

on BBC  Radio Gloucestershire  playing acoustic music 

on FM, AM, DAB, Freeview 735, online and listen again for 30 days!!!  on http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiogloucestershire

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

Still available to listen again are:-

Sat 17th Feb – special guests are Velvet & Stone playing two songs in session

There are new tracks from Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, False Lights, Zoe Wren, and Saskia Griffiths-Moore

As well as a look-ahead to The Gloucester Folk Trail and other gigs in the area with music from  Damien O’ Kane, and local folk-rock band Bewelian

Sat 24th Feb – special guest is Damien Barber (from The Demon Barbers) talking about The Demon Barbers new show  “The Folk Fairy Tale” at the Tewkesbury Roses Theatre.

There’s new tracks from String Sisters, Hattie BriggsDarlingside,  Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente; and music from Martyn Joseph, Jim ReynoldsSpiro, and Vervain

Sat 3rd March – special guests are Alden, Patterson & Dashwood playing two songs in session

There’s also new tracks from Joan Baez, Merry Hell, Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham, and Son of Town Hall as well as music from Blazin’ Fiddles, Carmina, Daria KuleshVicki Swan & Jonny Dyer 

Sat 10th March – special guest is Damien O’Kane talking about his latest album

There’s also new tracks from Wildwood Jack, and Purcell’s Polyphonic Party 

As well as music from Skerryvore, Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, Lady Maisery, Tom McConville, and Dik Cadbury

Sat 17th March – St Patrick’s Day special – with Irish music from Damien Dempsey, Moya Brennan, Finbar FureySharon Shannon, Beoga, Ushers Island, and a tribute to the late Liam O’Flynn.

Plus – there’s a look-ahead to gigs in the area with music from Pete Coe, Nicola Clark, and Siobhan Miller

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Thank you so much for your continued support – 

I really do appreciate it,  and hope to see you at one of the concerts!

With kind regards,
Johnny

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

Facebook page    http://www.facebook.com/johnnycoppin

Posted in Concerts, General news, Mike Silver, Other events, Radio news

SPRING TOUR DATES 2018

* FORTHCOMING DATES – 2018

March

Wed 21   Birmingham – with Mike Silver  – Red Lion Folk Club, Vicarage Road, King’s Heath B14 7LY   7.45pm

http://www.redlionfolkclub.co.uk

April

Sun 8   Hitchin  – with Mike Silver – Hitchin Folk Club,

The Sun Hotel, High Street, SG5 1AF  doors 7.30pm

Tickets: 01462 812391 or e-mail: goodmusic@hitchinfolkclub.co.uk

http://www.hitchinfolkclub.idnet.net

Fri 20  Bolton  Bromley Cross Folk Club,at The Barlow, Bolton Road, Edgworth BL7 0AP 8pm

Tickets/info:   07427 613783, or email:  arawc51@gmail.com.

http://www.bromleycrossfolkclub.org.uk

Fri 27      Charity concert for Youth at Heart – with Paul Burgess –  

at King’s Stanley Village Hall, nr Stroud, Glos. GL10 3PN   7.30pm

tickets/info:  07951 835360 contactus@youthatheart.co.uk

May

11-13 Songwriting Weekend in Stroud

Fri 18   Minsterworth Village Hall  – with Paul Burgess 7.45pm

tickets from Terry  01452 750160      terrymoorescott@gmail.com

June

Thu 14   Stroud  – concert with Paul Burgess – at St Laurence’s Church, in centre of Stroud (150th anniversity)   7.30pm

Tickets will be available from TIC at The Stroud Sub Rooms 01453 760900

Looking ahead…..some dates for your diary:

Fri 6th July – Wordfest at Gloucester Cathedral – “Forest and Vale and High Blue Hill” –  songs of the Gloucestershire poets.

The Lady Chapel 8.45 – 9. 45pm.  For details of all weekend events and tickets  www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk

Mon 1st October – Runcorn Folk Club, Runcorn Golf Club, Clifton Road, Runcorn, WA7 4SU  –  Roger Hanslip 01928 731567 rogerhanslip@gmail.com

Fri 5th October – Minchinhampton Church, nr Stroud – with Paul Burgess – a Charity concert in aid of Horsfall House       Information  kathy@63windmillroad.co.uk        tel 01453 882960

Fri 9th November – Gloucester Cathedral – “By Severn and Somme” a commemoration of the Centenary of end of WW1 – with Paul Burgess – 8pm  For details of all weekend events and tickets  www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk

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Posted in Concerts, Mike Silver, Other events

FEBRUARY NEWS 2018

JOHNNY COPPIN NEWSLETTER – FEBRUARY 2018

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

Facebook page    http://www.facebook.com/johnnycoppin

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What’s in this newsletter?

–  Latest News 

–  Forthcoming dates including an extra concert at Everyman Theatre Cheltenham Sun 4th March

–  BBC Acoustic programme

*LATEST NEWS

There are no concerts this month – but tonight Monday 12 February I am doing a 3 song session and interview on The Folk Show with Kevin O on Radio Winchcombe at 7pm  in local area on 107.1 FM  or listen online   http://www.radiowinchcombe.co.uk

In March

My rare solo appearance in Gloucestershire at The Everyman Studio Theatre in Cheltenham on Sat 3rd March has SOLD OUT! 

BUT we have added another show the very next day on Sunday 4th March – do book early as tickets are limited

Later on, Mike Silver and I return to the Red Lion Folk Club in Birmingham on Wed 21st March

And Hitchin Folk Club on Sunday 8th April,

Then I have a solo gig at The Bromley Cross Folk Club, near Bolton, Lancashire on Friday 20th April.

Details of all concerts are below…

Recent news

Congratulations to Emily Barker who won UK Artist of the Year at the recent UK Americana Awards 

Also other awards included:

The Wandering Hearts winning the Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award

Robert Vincent winning UK Album of the Year

And Robert Plant received a Lifetime Achievement Award and won Best-Selling Americana Album of the Year

At the recent Grammy Awards – there were awards for Leonard Cohen (best Rock performance for You Want It Darker),  Aimee Mann (Best Folk Album), and Jason Isbell (Best Americana Album)

Enjoyed hearing Blue Rose Code (aka singer/songwriter Ross Wilson) for the first time recently – supported by Hattie Briggs.

Sad to hear that Paul Simon will be giving up live performances after his farewell tour this year.

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* FORTHCOMING DATES – SPRING  2018

February

Mon 12   Session and interview on The Folk Show with Kevin O on Radio Winchcombe  7pm

 On 107.1 FM or online   http://www.radiowinchcombe.co.uk

March

Sat 3       Cheltenham Everyman Studio Theatre –  a rare solo appearance in Gloucestershire   SOLD OUT

Sun 4    EXTRA SHOW at Cheltenham Everyman Studio Theatre –  Regent Street, Cheltenham GL50 1HQ   8pm

Box office: 01242 572573  everymantheatre.org.uk

Wed 21   Birmingham – with Mike Silver  – Red Lion Folk Club, Vicarage Road, King’s Heath B14 7LY   7.45pm   www.redlionfolkclub.co.uk

April

Sun 8   Hitchin  – with Mike Silver – Hitchin Folk Club, The Sun Hotel, High Street, SG5 1AF  doors 7.30pm

Tickets: 01462 812391 or e-mail: goodmusic@hitchinfolkclub.co.uk

http://www.hitchinfolkclub.idnet.net

Fri 20  Bolton  Bromley Cross Folk Club,at The Barlow, Bolton Road, Edgworth BL7 0AP 8pm

Tickets/info:   07427 613783, or email:  arawc51@gmail.com.

http://www.bromleycrossfolkclub.org.uk

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* My BBC ACOUSTIC RADIO SHOW – is every Saturday from 5.30pm on BBC  Radio Gloucestershire  playing acoustic music 

on FM, AM, DAB, online and listen again for 30 days!!!  on http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiogloucestershire

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

Still available to listen again are:-

Sat 13th Jan – features Part Two of the Top Ten best albums of 2017 

With tracks from Damien O’Kane, Tim O’ Brien, The Young ‘Uns,  Kim Lowings & The Greenwood, and Leveret

As well as new releases from Jim and Susie Malcolm, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh,

Tracks from Skerryore, Hattie Briggs, and Ninebarrow and a preview of the Celtic Connections Festival

Sat 20th Jan – new tracks from Zoe Mulford, Blue Rose CodeThe Martin Hayes Quartet, Maeve Mackinnon, and Yvonne Lyon

As well as a look-ahead to gigs in the area with music from Fairport Convention, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Spikedrivers, Colin Pitts, and The Bully Wee Band 

Sat 27th Jan – new albums from Duncan Chisholm, Stick in the WheelMidnight SkyracerBand of Burns, The Company of Players, Elles Bailey, The Open Secrets, and Sarah McQuaid, 

As well as music from Matt Woosey, Brigid Kaelin, and Sultans of Swing

Sat 3rd Feb – special guests are the singer/songwriter duo Winter Wilson playing two songs in session

There’s also new tracks from Julie Fowlis, Manran, Reg Meuross, and Buffy Sainte-Marie  as well as music from India Electric Company, Kaia Kater, and Wes Finch

Sat 10th Feb – special guest is the singer/songwriter Chris Cleverley playing two songs in session

There’s also new tracks from Beth Neilsen Chapman, Cara Dillon,  Mulholland Lamb & Galway, John Oates, and Heather Downie

as well as music from Emily Barker, and Emily Maguire

Future guests on the programme will include 

Velvet & Stone on Sat 17th Feb 

Damien Barber on Sat 24th Feb

and Alden, Patterson & Dashwood on Sat 3rd March

Posted in Concerts, General news, Radio news, Uncategorized

Forthcoming Dates Spring 2018

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* FORTHCOMING DATES – SPRING  2018

February

Mon 12   Live session and interview on The Folk Show with Kevin O on Radio Winchcombe  7pm

 On 107.1 FM or online   http://www.radiowinchcombe.co.uk

March

Sat 3       Cheltenham Everyman Studio Theatre – a rare solo appearance in Gloucestershire Regent Street, Cheltenham GL50 1HQ  8pm – SOLD OUT!

Sun  4       EXTRA SHOW at Cheltenham Everyman Studio Theatre – a rare solo appearance in Gloucestershire Regent Street, Cheltenham GL50 1HQ  8pm –

Box office: 01242 572573           www.everymantheatre.org.uk

Wed 21   Birmingham – with Mike Silver  – Red Lion Folk Club,

Vicarage Road, King’s Heath B14 7LY   7.45pm

http://www.redlionfolkclub.co.uk

April

Sun 8   Hitchin  – with Mike Silver – Hitchin Folk Club,

The Sun Hotel, High Street, SG5 1AF  doors 7.30pm

Tickets: 01462 812391 or e-mail: goodmusic@hitchinfolkclub.co.uk

http://www.hitchinfolkclub.idnet.net

Fri 20  Bolton  Bromley Cross Folk Club,at The Barlow, Bolton Road, Edgworth BL7 0AP 8pm

Tickets/info:   07427 613783, or email:  arawc51@gmail.com.

http://www.bromleycrossfolkclub.org.uk

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Posted in Concerts, Mike Silver, Uncategorized

JANUARY NEWS

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

What’s in this newsletter?

–  Latest News 

–  Fothcoming dates

–  Feedback from Christmas tour

–  Radio play of latest album

–  BBC Acoustic programme

*LATEST NEWS

Well, this winter seems to have thrown everything at us here in Britain – snow, gales, and an unusual number of bugs flying round – do hope you’ve not been too badly affected.

There are no concerts in January and February – but on Monday 12 February I am doing a live session and interview on The Folk Show with Kevin O on Radio Winchcombe at 7pm in the local area on 107.1 FM  or listen online   http://www.radiowinchcombe.co.uk

Then in March I have:

a rare solo appearance in Gloucestershire at The Everyman Studio Theatre in Cheltenham on the Sat 3rd March

Followed by a return to the Red Lion Folk Club in Birmingham with Mike Silver on Wed 21st March

And then in April:

Mike and I return to the Hitchin Folk Club on Sunday 8th April,

And I have a solo gig at The Bromley Cross Folk Club, near Bolton, Lancs on Friday 20th April

Details of all concerts are below…

Many thanks for all the feedback messages over the past month and many of these are below – Paul, Dik, Martin and I really appreciate your support!

Recent news

The Stroud Wassail went really well last weekend with the town brim full during the day with mummers, beasts, morris sides from near and far. At the end of the excellent Revels in the evening, I was able to lead the singing of my song The Five Valleys Wassail.

Also I enjoyed seeing the new production of Peter Bellamy’s The  Transports at Cheltenham Town Hall- with wonderful singing and playing from Faustus, The Young ‘Uns, Nancy Kerr, Greg Russell, and Rachael McShane.

Over Christmas I enjoyed hearing the BBC Radio 4 Soul Music programme on the beautiful song O Holy Night, and the BBC Radio 3 Carol Competition which was won by Bernard Trafford with his excellent setting of Sir Christemas.

Over the past few weeks, it’s been great to see all the Gloucestershire and Cotswold locations in the new Father Brown series on BBC 1 – including Blockley, Moreton in Marsh, Winchcombe, Gloucester Cathedral, Toddington railway station, and various big houses in the area.

On my recent radio programmes, I featured my Top Ten albums of 2017. In no particular order they are:-

Avenging & Bright by Damien O’Kane (Ire), Pretty Peggy by Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys (Eng), 

The Seventh Wave by Skipinnish (Sco), What We Leave Behind by The East Pointers(Canada), 

Strata by Siobhan Miller (Sco), Where The River Meets The Road by Tim O’ Brien (USA), Strangers by The Young ‘Uns (Eng),

Wild & Wicked Youth by Kim Lowings & The Greenwood (Eng),  Living Roots by Brendan Hendry & Jonny Toman (Ire), 

and Inventions by Leveret (Eng- Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron).

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* FORTHCOMING DATES – SPRING  2018

February

Mon 12   Live session and interview on The Folk Show with Kevin O on Radio Winchcombe  7pm on 107.1 FM or online   http://www.radiowinchcombe.co.uk

March

Sat 3       Cheltenham Everyman Studio Theatre – a rare solo appearance in Gloucestershire    – Regent Street, Cheltenham GL50 1HQ  8pm – small capacity – so BOOK EARLY!   Box office: 01242 572573           www.everymantheatre.org.uk

Wed 21   Birmingham – with Mike Silver  – Red Lion Folk Club, Vicarage Road, King’s Heath B14 7LY   7.45pm    www.redlionfolkclub.co.uk

April

Sun 8   Hitchin  – with Mike Silver – Hitchin Folk Club, The Sun Hotel, High Street, SG5 1AF  doors 7.30pm

Tickets: 01462 812391 or e-mail: goodmusic@hitchinfolkclub.co.uk   www.hitchinfolkclub.idnet.net

Fri 20  Bolton  Bromley Cross Folk Club,at The Barlow, Bolton Road, Edgworth BL7 0AP 8pm

Tickets/info:   07427 613783, or email:  arawc51@gmail.com.    www.bromleycrossfolkclub.org.uk

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* FEEDBACK during DECEMBER and JANUARY

“Hi Johnny, I heard your excellent track “Welcome on the New Year” on Mark Radcliffe’s show this evening.” – J.N.M via Facebook

“A really special evening tonight (at Pound Arts in Corsham). Thanks very much Johnny” – D.W in Somerset

“We were really sorry to hear about your recent illness  and the problems it must have caused you. We were very fortunate to have been at The Pound in Corsham when you were in fine voice.  It was a truly wonderful evening and we enjoyed the contributions made by Paul Burgess and Dik Cadbury. It was an evening that will live long in the memory.  All on a Winter’s Night is a great Christmas Album, we have been enjoying it with some of your other Christmas songs “ – R & M.D

“Thank you for the joy you bring to our lives with your singing and music. We were at Corsham which was a brilliant start to the Christmas season. We look forward to enjoying more concerts next year. Happy Christmas” – A & R.P

“As always we really enjoyed your recent Christmas concert at The Pound Centre in Corsham – thank you so much – and of course thanks to Paul Burgess and Dik Cadbury too.” – R & G.C in Bath

“We are so sorry to hear you have not been well. We came to see you at Upwood and have been listening to all your Christmas CDs over the last few weeks. We just want to say thank you for all the musical joy you have given us over forty years. We still play early Decameron regularly.” – W & G.W in Cambs.

“Just wanted to say thank you to everyone for another fantastic concert at the Bacon Theatre (Cheltenham) last night. We thoroughly enjoyed the new songs, stories and Martin’s wonderful photographs, beautiful!
Thanks too for the birthday request, I had only been singing ‘Past Three O’clock’ earlier in the day, so excellent choice 😉
I finally bought the Laurie Lee CD to replace my worn out vinyl.
In Exmouth last week, Phil Beer remembered to tell me that you will be playing a duo set together 
at Shrewsbury Festival next year, so please look out for us, we will be there as tickets purchased already and very much looking forward to seeing you both play together again, lots of happy memories.” – H.A in Glos.

“Thank you all for the beauty of the music at your entrancing 2017 Christmas concert in Cheltenham. Your voices and playing seem to grow better with each new season! I particularly loved the old carols, and the exquisite French songs. And ‘Run, Rudolph, Run’, with Martin Fry’s witty slides of a tiny reindeer, was a treat.  I look forward to next year’s concert: a brilliant moment in a dark season!” – A.B in Glos

“I really enjoyed your Christmas concert (at Cheltenham). I think the first one I ever attended was at Shaftesbury Hall, and I have been every year since then at various venues” – S.K in Glos.

“Thanks for another wonderful gig with a difference to most years. Really enjoyed it – was very traditional” – A.

“Thanks for another great night (Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham).  We really appreciated you dedicating and singing O Holy Night. The whole audience seemed to be spellbound too. And all while having been unwell – a true professional” – A & D.T in Glos

“Just a quick thank-you for playing Song for Loders at The Bacon Theatre. It’s Christmas morning and so we run through all four Christmas albums. JC on Christmas Day is the one born in Essex as opposed to Bethlehem. BTW –  that other request you played (O Holy Night) which I hadn’t heard before, was fantastic.” – F.H in London

“I really appreciate you taking the time to reply – I expect you are busy.  We hope you feel better so you can enjoy Christmas after all you entertaining us. Look forward to attending more of yur concerts in the new year.  P.S brought the Album as a present on Thursday evening – so that great I as loved the song and the atmosphere.” – N.P

“Lovely show on Thursday, Johnny, at Bacon Theatre, followed by a pleasant half hour on Saturday on Radio Gloucestershire – L.M. via Facebook

” I just wanted to email you to say thank you for the way in which your music has enriched my life xx When I first saw you I was about 12 years old and you came to All Saints at Marlpool through Dave Perkins, and I have been listening to your music ever since xx mainly at this time of year and I wanted to say thank you” – C.H-G in Derbyshire 

“We were in Gloucestershire in June and saw you for the first time, we were on holiday from Australia it was fantastic” – G & J.W in Australia via Facebook

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*RADIO PLAY OF ALL ON A WINTER’S NIGHT ALBUM

BBC Radio 2- The Folk Show – Mark Radcliffe played Welcome In Another Year on Wed 20th December.

BBC Radio Wales – Celtic Heartbeat – Frank Hennessey played Welcome In Another Year as first track on Sat 6th January show.

BBC Radio Shropshire – Genevieve Tudor played 2 tracks on Sun 3rd Dec All On A Winter’s Night and Halsway Carol.

BBC Nan Ghadail (Scotland) – Caithream Ciuil show played a track The Christmas Star  on Friday 15th December.

BBC Radio Lancashire, The Drift folk show, In The Bleak Midwinter track played on Sun 19th Nov  show.

The Folkal Point show that goes out from several radio stations in Scotland, track played on Dec 7th show plus Halsway Carol on 21st Dec show – also online via Blue and Roots Radio in Canada.

BBC Radio Gloucestershire  live interview with Dominic Cotter on 14th December.

Bay FM in Devon, Doug Parish played tracks on his acoustic show, also goes out on 10 Radio and Tone FM.

Moorlands Radio in Cheshire, Anything Goes show, played tracks and did a live phone interview with Simon on Sun 10th December

10 Radio in Somerset, the Folk, Roots and Branches show, track played on 7th Dec  show.

Forest FM in Hampshire, Forest Folk show, played tracks in December and also on their Christmas Day show.

Triangle Radio in Gloucestershire, Chris Arscott’s Folk show, tracks played in Nov and December – Counting The Hours To Christmas

and Sans Day Carol.

Crooked Road Radio, on Swindon FM and the net, track played on 30th Nov show.

Tempo FM in the Yorkshire, the FAB Folk and Blues show, played tracks in December.

BCB Radio in Bradford, the Into The Buttercup roots show played tracks.

Lincoln City Radio, Fine Folk show, track played on 28th Nov  show.

Future Radio in Norfolk, the Acoustic and Eclectic show, played tracks.

Brian Player Acoustic, goes out on Blues and Roots Radio from Canada, track played on 30th Nov show.

Felixstowe Radio in Suffolk, Roots and Shoots show, track played on 11th Nov  show.

Chorley FM, James Blatchley Folk show, track played in December.

Radio Winchcombe in Gloucestershire, the Folk Show with Kevin O, two tracks on 18th Dec show .

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* My BBC ACOUSTIC RADIO SHOW – is every Saturday from 5.30pm on BBC  Radio Gloucestershire  playing acoustic music 

on FM, AM, DAB, online and listen again for 30 days!!!  on http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiogloucestershire

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

Still available to listen again are:-

Sat 23rd Dec – a special programme packed full of great music for Christmas and Midwinter –  from the likes of Maddy Prior, Emily Smith, St Agnes Fountain, Kate Rusby, Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers, Belshazzar’s Feast, Winter Union, Al Lewis, Hattie Briggs, and Coope Boyes & Simpson

Sat 30th Dec – music for Midwinter and New Year – with new tracks from Skipinnish,Duncan Chisholm, May Monday, and Daria Kulesh As well as classic tracks from James Taylor, Waterson:CarthyLoreena McKennit, John Kirkpatrick, and Simon Mayor

Sat 6th Jan – features  Part One of the Top Ten best albums of 2017 –

By Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, Skipinnish, The East Pointers, Siobhan Miller, Brendan Hendry & Jonny Toman Plus a new release from The Wailin’ Jennys, a new production of Peter Bellamy’s The Transports, and tracks from Fairport Convention, and Alden, Patterson and Dashwood

Sat 13th Jan – features Part Two of the Top Ten best albums of 2017 

With tracks from Damien O’Kane, Tim O’ Brien, The Young ‘Uns, Kim Lowings & The Greenwood, and Leveret – As well as new releases from Jim and Susie Malcolm, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Tracks from Skerryore, Hattie Briggs, and Ninebarrow,  and a preview of the Celtic Connections Festival

Sat 20th Jan – new tracks from Zoe Mulford, Blue Rose CodeThe Martin Hayes Quartet, Maeve Mackinnon, and Yvonne Lyon

As well as a look-ahead to gigs in the area with music from Fairport Convention, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Spikedrivers, Colin Pitts, and The Bully Wee Band 

Future guests on the programme will include 

Winter Wilson / Velvet & Stone / Chris Cleverley / Alden, Patterson & Dashwood

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Thank you so much for your support – and

I hope to see you somewhere before too long.

Kind regards
Johnny

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CHRISTMAS TOUR DATES 2017

 

“Unquestionably at the top of his game” – Acoustic magazine

 

ALL ON A WINTER’S NIGHT is coming to venues in Cambridgeshire, Wiltshire, Bedfordshire, Worcestershire, Devon, and of course our home county of Gloucestershire.

So do book your tickets now! See below for all the details of dates and venues.

Also there’s a great review of the new album in the current issue of The Living Tradition magazine – see below

 

 

TOUR DATES – DECEMBER  2017

DECEMBER

“ALL ON A WINTER’S NIGHT” CHRISTMAS TOUR  – Carols, Songs, and Stories

JOHNNY COPPIN with PAUL BURGESS and DIK CADBURY

Thu 7  Huntingdon – Upwood Village Hall,  High St, Upwood,

Cambs. PE26 2QE    7.45pm

Tickets: 07709 930398 or pndmcleod@btinternet.com

Fri  8  Corsham – Pound Arts, Pound Pill, Corsham, Wilts. SN13 9HX.   7.30pm

01249 701628/ 712618  poundarts.org.uk

Sat 9  Wotton under Edge – Under The Edge Arts, Chipping Hall, GL12 7AD. 8pm

utea.org.uk

Tues 12  Harlington – St Marys Church, Church Road nr Toddington, Beds.  LU5 6LE

7.45pm    Tickets  01525 714442 lindajwash@hotmail.com

Fri 15  Pershore Abbey  – Church Walk, WR10 1BB  — 7.30pm.

Tickets from “Blue” shop, 10 Broad Street and http://www.pauledwardsmusic.co.uk

 Sat 16  Stroud Subscription Rooms GL5 1AE 7.30pm  01453 760900

subscriptionrooms.org.uk  – with images by Martin Fry

Sun 17  Exeter – Tedburn St Mary Methodist Church, School Lane, EX6 6AA. 7.30pm

Tickets : 07837 532704     tsmtickets@btinternet.com

 Thu 21  Cheltenham  Bacon Theatre, GL51 6EP  7.30pm

01242 258002  bacontheatre.co.uk – with images by Martin Fry

 

 

THE NEW “ALL ON A WINTER’S NIGHT” ALBUM  

“A sweet album indeed.  Ideal to put under your Christmas tree, and then ensure that it is the first present you open, because you will need it playing full volume through your house to provide the perfect Christmas Day ambience.”  – The Living Tradition magazine

“A perfect record to settle down with alongside the port and mince pies.” – R2 Magazine

“A sincere and wonderfully arranged album” – Liverpool Sound & Vision

“This album takes us back to the true value and meaning of Christmas” – Folk Radio UK

“A fine album with great arrangements of both traditional and new songs.” – Forest FM

Playing on the album are Paul Burgess, Dik Cadbury, Karen Tweed,  and Geoff March. It was recorded at ffg Audio studio at Bredon near Tewkesbury;  and the album artwork has images by Martin Fry is designed by John Neilson.

The tracks include All On A Winter’s Night, Counting The Hours To Christmas, The Christmas Star ( by Kimmie Rhodes)Halsway Carol (by Nigel Eaton) Welcome In Another Year (by Zoe Mulford) , Mick Dolan’s tune A Connemara Christmas,  Snow In The Street (with words by William Morris), and classics like God Rest You Merry Gentlemen, In The Bleak Midwinter (with Gustav Holst’s tune “Cranham”)Gabriel’s Message (Basque carol with English words by Sabine Baring Gould),  and O Holy Night.

 

£13 (inc post and packing)  (£16 for European mainland / £17.50 for rest of the world)

Please order by phone – 01453 885088  (leave message + phone number if out) or by posting either a cheque or credit card details to Red Sky Records, P O Box 27, Stroud, GL6 0YQ. UK.

*NEW ALBUM REVIEW

 in the latest issue of The Living Tradition magazine – November 2017 

All On A Winter’s Night- JOHNNY COPPIN

Red Sky Records  RSKCD121

This has been launched at just the right time of year, in order to coincide with the “buy a Christmas gift” market.  And my job as a reviewer is – in part, at least – to advise you as to the wisdom or otherwise of parting with your hard-earned cash.

Before I start, a word to readers who have just arrived on Planet Earth from somewhere else in the galaxy, and know next to nothing about Johnny.  It is around 44 years now since I recall first seeing Decameron, that so distinctive group who had no real equivalent on the British folk scene.  And in this multi talented group that was ploughing its own furrow, one man’s extraordinary talent stood out.  And that was Johnny.  Has there ever been a more pure tenor voice at British folk festivals in my lifetime?  Fred Jordan and Walter Pardon would run him as close equal, but I can think of none to surpass the lyrical beauty of Johnny’s voice.  And miraculously, it is still there: showing none of the effects of the ravages of Old Father Time.

And here he positively dazzles.  He is ably assisted by his old Decameron buddy Dik Cadbury, TLT’s very own Paul Burgess, Karen Tweed, Steve Trigg, Geoff March and David Pickering-Pick (the last named co-producing with Johnny).  And here Johnny delivers a dozen tracks, all adhering to the Christmas/winter theme.

Not one dud, and surprisingly my best track award goes to the beautiful instrumental that brings up the rear.  A Connemara Christmas (Mick’s Tune), an Irish tune, is a fitting tribute to its writer, the late Mick Dolan.  And it sets the seal on an album, in the same way that after a long day trudging through a prolonged blizzard, you finally make your way home to a log fire and the pleasure of looking out the window as the snow sets the seal on the day and makes your garden as pretty as any in your street.

But before that, we have a mixture of conventional carols like In The Bleak Midwinter with its famous setting to the Gustav Holst tune known as Cranham (named after the village and woods very near to where Johnny lives in Gloucestershire), as well as songs from France, Spain and the USA.  And some original compositions such as the title track, which evokes the magic of the run-up to Christmas.

And it was (in part) another original composition that almost vied with the Dolan beauty, for my favourite cut.  Snow In The Street are four verses of a William Morris poem: one that I had never encountered.  My loss.  Johnny’s setting of the poem is quite sublime, and gives the lie to those who say that poems are poems and song lyrics are song lyrics, and never the twain shall meet.  And this track followed How Far Is It To Bethlehem?…Johnny’s very decent setting of a poem by Frances Chesterton.

A sweet album indeed.  Ideal to put under your Christmas tree, and then ensure that it is the first present you open, because you will need it playing full volume through your house to provide the perfect Christmas Day ambience.        www.johnnycoppin.co.uk

Dai Woosnam

 

 

 

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Thank you so much for your support – 

I really do appreciate it,  and hope to see you at one of the Christmas concerts!

With kind regards,
Johnny

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