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

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

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

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NOVEMBER 2017- LATEST NEWS

JOHNNY COPPIN NEWSLETTER  –  NOVEMBER 2017

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

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

What’s in this newsletter?

–  Latest News 

–  Christmas tour dates 

–  All On A Winters Night album and others by mail order 

–  Review of new album in Living Tradition magazine

–  Your feedback

–  My BBC acoustic radio shows – 5 available on listen again 

*LATEST NEWS

We are currently rehearsing for the Christmas Tour – Paul, Dik, and I are really looking forward to bringing

ALL ON A WINTER’S NIGHT 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.

There’s a great review of the new album in the current issue of The Living Tradition magazine  – see below for the full review –

And you’ve been sending in some wonderful comments and feedback…again see the emails and comments below.

Many thanks for your recent support at concerts and clubs last month.

Had a great time in Lingfield, Oakridge Village Hall, Dartford Folk Club, as well as the Le Jeuss Reunion with Martyn Wyndham-Read, Carolyn Robson, Stan Graham and so many others for a great few days at Halsway Manor in Somerset. On the first evening we all paid tribute to the late great Vin Garbutt with a concert full of his songs.

Recent gigs I’ve enjoyed include Carmina at Bristol, the Low Chimes album launch at The Goods Shed in Stroud, Edgelarks in Painswick, Velvet & Stone at The Prince Albert, Colin Pitts and Si Barron at Barny’s in Stroud, and Mary-Jess at Gloucester Cathedral.

On TV – on Vintage TV, I loved the live sessions from Americana singer/songwriter Patty Griffin, and Newton Faulkner plus interviews with Paul BradyJudy Collins, and Paul Young – then there was the BBC documentary and concert by the late George Michael.

I was very sad to hear about the passing of Tom Paley, and Fats Domino (”Blueberry Hill”,  “Ain’t That a Shame”).

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

 

–  I AM  TAKING BOOKINGS for next year 2018

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

perhaps for a special celebration or maybe you’d like to put on a house concert!

* 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.

On sale at all concerts, and by mail order and telephone- see below.

* YOUR FEEDBACK

“I just wanted to let you know that the CDs have arrived here in California. Thank you so much for your prompt action and service

I have fond memories of seeing you both in Cheltenham when I was a student and when I worked Harlington Upper School and organized a couple of visits from you. From the flyer you inserted it looks like you are going back to Harlington. Your Cheltenham Christmas concerts were a real highlight of the year for me and my wife and friends. I can’t wait to hear the the music again “– N.W. in California, USA

“Your gig at Dartford last night was a wonder and a joy. Thank you for ALL the music! I’m glad to be on your mailing list already and in possession of all your albums, including the newest” – L.B in Kent

“It was so lovely to see you last night (at Dartford) and I can’t believe it was the first time I saw you do a full gig! You were great, Julian & I thoroughly enjoyed it (and I currently have “Far away… Far away…” going round and round in my head)” -D.K in Herts

“Just to say we really enjoyed your concert at Oakridge Village hall on Saturday.  Hope you play there again sometime.  Also enjoying the CD and Gloucestershire Rhymes book” – R.C in Glos.

“What a great evening! A most enthusiastic audience and so many of my favourite songs” –  K.G in Glos.

“ I just wanted to send you this e-mail to thank you so very much for your top class input at the La Jeuss Reunion, Halsway Manor. Your top quality performance, playing and personality will keep the La Jeuss legacy going and all of the people present so enjoyed your music and company. On behalf of everyone so many many thanks.  Take care and safe travels”   – Martyn and Danni W-R

“Great to see you last week (at Halsway Manor) and spend time with you.  Gerardine and I have almost worn Borderland out playing it over and over again this weekend, it’s terrific.” –  N.W in Dorset

“Thank you for all your hard work (at Halsway Manor) and for a great concert on Tuesday. You really are part of the group and your workshop was excellent, everyone said it was brilliant and they got a lot out of it.” – S.G in Yorkshire

“My husband went to see Johnny at Faringdon last year and bought 2 of his CD’s which I have been playing non stop in my car.  Thank you for great music.” – T.C in Oxfordshire

“It must be over 40 years ago, shortly after my parents moved to Exeter, that I saw a band called Decameron. I think it was at the Northcott Theatre. They were new to me, I liked them and I still have an album or two somewhere in the house from that time.  They seemed to disappear and I wondered what happened to them. While I have always enjoyed folk music, it is only in recent years that I have become a really keen fan of the current folk scene and nowadays I go to see both established and emerging artists as often as I can. Phil Beer mentioned Decameron at one of his gigs which was nice to hear. However, although I have seen your radio show advertised for some time now I have only just made the connection with Decameron.I am so pleased to have this chance to say thank you very much not just for inspiring me at the Northcott all those years ago but also for supporting, via your show, many of the artists that I now follow. Thanks again and best wishes” – S. H

*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

*ALBUMS on sale now!

All On A Winter’s Night- the very latest album!

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)

and

Gloucestershire Rhymes book by Edward Berryman  

in of aid of The Hop Skip & Jump Play & Support Centre for children with life-threatening illnesses or special needs (Seven Springs Foundation)  costs just £5 at concerts  – and by mail order £7 inc post and packing. 

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.

*My BBC ACOUSTIC RADIO SHOW – is every Saturday from 5.30pm on BBC  Radio Gloucestershire  playing acoustic music on FM, AM, DAB, Freeview 735, Listen Live online 

and you can listen again for up to 30 days!!!  on http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiogloucestershire

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

Sat 21 October new tracks from Cara Dillon, Jon Boden, Sam KellyThe East Pointers, Gloucestershire band Low Chimes, Anne Sumner & Stephen Nurse, and Banter  Plus music from  Fairport Convention, Ross & Ali, and Reg Meuross

Sat 28 October new tracks from Julie Fowlis, Martin Hayes Quartet,  Megan Henwood, Velvet & Stone, and Fiona Kennedy  Plus a re-issue of a classic album by Davy Graham  Also there’s a look-ahead to gigs in the area with music from John Smith, Trio Dhoore, Niamh Parsons, and Morfa

Sat 4 November  The special guest will be local writer and performer Martin Graebe Talking about his new book on the folk song collector Baring Gould. There’s new tracks from Blue Rose Code, local singer songwriter Saskia, Peter Knights Gigspanner, and bluegrass from actor Steve Martin with The Steep Canyon Rangers, Plus music from Megson, and Phil King

Sat 11 November  The special guest will be Gloucestershire singer/songwriter Edd Donovan playing two songs in session. There’s music for the Remembrance Weekend from Coope Boyes & SimpsonJanet Dowd, and Gerry Aitchison from Bristol

Plus new tracks from Martha Tilston, and Stu Larsen, music from Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, and Chris Quinn

Sat 18 November  The special guest will be singer/songwriter Saskia Griffiths-Moore with her new album –

There’s also new tracks from India Electric Co., Frigg,  Kim Lowings & The Greenwood, and Assembly Lane As well as music from Adam Holmes and The Embers, and Talisk

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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 Christmas concerts!


With kind regards,
Johnny

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

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

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TOUR DATES – October to December 2017

TOUR DATES – OCTOBER to DECEMBER  2017

OCTOBER

9 to 12 – Halsway Manor, Somerset – tutoring songwriting and guitar

at the Le Jeusseliniere Reunion week.

With Martyn Wyndham-Read, Carolyn Robson, and Stan Graham

Sat 14 –  Stroud – The Village Hall, Oakridge Lynch,nr Stroud. GL6 7NZ.  8pm

All profits to the Village Hall fund – Tickets 01285 760551

Tues 17 – Dartford Folk Club, Working Men’s Club,

Essex Road, Dartford, Kent, DA1 2AU    8.30pm

tickets from Marj Mitchell  01322 277218        hawleymkm@aol.com

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

–  I AM  TAKING BOOKINGS for next year 2018

Do get in touch…  You may know of a potential venue or Village Hall? – perhaps for a special celebration or maybe you’d like to put on a house concert!

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

“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.

On sale at all concerts, and by mail order and telephone- see below.

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 + 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.
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LATEST NEWS – OCTOBER 2017

JOHNNY COPPIN  NEWS-  OCTOBER 2017

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

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

What’s in this news?

–  Latest News 

–  Autumn and Christmas tour dates 

–  All On A Winters Night album and others by mail order 

–  Gloucestershire Rhymes book – on sale in aid of a children’s charity

–  My BBC acoustic radio shows – 5 available on listen again 

*LATEST NEWS

This month I’m excited to be playing at Oakridge Village Hall near Stroud on Saturday 14th October all in aid of the Village Hall fund

and then returning to play at one of my favourite folk clubs at Dartford in Kent on Tuesday 17th October. Hope to see you at one of these! – details are below.

Before that, this week I’m looking forward to joining Martyn Wyndham-Read, Carolyn Robson, and Stan Graham and many others at Halsway Manor in Somerset for Le Jeusseliniere Reunion week.

Where has the year gone! All my Christmas Tour dates have been announced – so do book your tickets now! See below for details.

Many thanks for your recent support last month.

Had a great time at the concert near Oswestry. It was  a delight to share the concert with Vera Van Heeringen, Annette Batty, Tom Browne, and John Neilson (brother of my partner Kathy) who, not only was the co-promoter, but also played accordion, piano, and bouzouki on my songs!

Recent gigs I’ve enjoyed include The Bob Porter Project  at Barny’s in Stroud;

Black Feathers supported by Blondes with Beards;

The Stroud Folk Weekend where I saw Briga, Martin and Shan Graebe, Discovery, Blondes with Beards and many more – plus last weekend at the Forest of Dean Folk Club, it was so good to hear Colum Sands with his fine songs and stories from Northern Ireland.

On TV – I loved a live session on Vintage TV from Canadian singer/songwriter Christina Martin  – and the start of a new documentary series by the brilliant Nile Rodgers on the BBC.

TOUR DATES – OCTOBER to DECEMBER  2017

OCTOBER

9 to 12 – Halsway Manor, Somerset – tutoring songwriting and guitar

at the Le Jeusseliniere Reunion week.

With Martyn Wyndham-Read, Carolyn Robson, and Stan Graham

Sat 14 –  Stroud – The Village Hall, Oakridge Lynch,nr Stroud. GL6 7NZ.  8pm

All profits to the Village Hall fund – Tickets 01285 760551

Tues 17 – Dartford Folk Club, Working Men’s Club,  Essex Road, Dartford, Kent, DA1 2AU    8.30pm   tickets from Marj Mitchell  01322 277218        hawleymkm@aol.com

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

 

–  I AM  TAKING BOOKINGS for next year 2018

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

perhaps for a special celebration or maybe you’d like to put on a house concert!

 

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

“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.

On sale at all concerts, and by mail order and telephone- see below.

*ALBUMS on sale now!

All On A Winter’s Night- the very latest album!

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 + 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.

*My BBC ACOUSTIC RADIO SHOW – is every Saturday from 5.30pm on BBC  Radio Gloucestershire  playing acoustic music on FM, AM, DAB, Freeview 735, Listen Live online and listen again for up to 30 days!!!  on http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiogloucestershire

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

Sat 9 September – new tracks from Paul Brady, Artisan Row, Fiona Kennedy, Tom Russell, Gloucestershire duo The Black Feathers, and local singer/songwriter Saskia Plus music from Chris Foster, The Rosellys, Hilary Pavey, Mairearad Green and Mike Vass

Sat 16 September new tracks from Leveret, Bruce Cockburn, Martin Simpson, and Banter Plus a look-ahead to the Stroud Folk Weekend and other events with music from Briga, Thea Gilmore, The Breath, Merry Hell,  and 2 local acts Martin and Shan Graebe, and Keith Thompson

Sat 23 September new tracks from Paul Brady, The Young ‘Uns,  Kim Lowings and the Greenwood, Willie Watson, and Shake The Chains project Plus music from Megson, Briga, Rainbow Girls, Ewan McLennan,  Sarah McQuaid, and Gloucestershire duo Discovery

Sat 30 September new tracks from Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, AlawHannah Sanders & Ben Savage, and Gloucestershire duo The Black Feathers Plus music from Slaid Cleaves, Carmina, Colum Sands, Ian A Anderson, and Roving Crows

Sat 7 October new tracks from Richard Thompson,  The Young Uns,  The East Pointers from Canada, and Frigg from Finland – Plus a tribute to the late Tom Paley – a friend of Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan,  and music from Baka BeyondMethera, Harry Bird & The Rubber Wellies,  Colin Pitts, Gloucestershire duo Unsung Roots, and Pierre Bensusan.

Thank you so much as ever for your continued support – 

I really appreciate it,  and hope to see you at a concert soon!


With kind regards,
Johnny

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

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Thursday 20 July- Cromer set and interview on radio!

Hot News!
The interview Mike Silver and I did for West Norfolk Radio 
and the recording of our live set at Folk on the Pier in Cromer
will be broadcast on Jane Clayton’s Special Show tomorrow evening
Thu 20 July at 7pm on the internet radio station www.westnorfolkradio.co.uk
Hope you can give it a listen!
Regards
Johnny
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LATEST NEWS JULY 2017

JOHNNY COPPIN NEWSLETTER  – JULY  2017

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

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“Arguably the clearest and most soothing male vocal in the world of British folk music”  – Folk Radio UK

What’s in this newsletter?

–  Latest News 

–  Summer dates 

–  Gloucestershire Rhymes book – on sale in aid of a children’s charity

–  Albums by mail order – summer sale!

–  Shakespeare tour dates – with my music – England, Scotland, Wales, Norway + a 5 star review!

–  Would love to have your feedback – some recent examples are below

–  My BBC acoustic radio shows – available on listen again 

*LATEST NEWS

Coming up this week on Friday 14th July I’m playing a concert with Paul Burgess in Gloucester – performing Songs of Gloucestershire and Beyond – at St Mary de Crypt Church 7.30pm – with local choirs joining us on two songs….tickets are free with a limited number left –so  to reserve a ticket email:  creativefield17@gmail.com

Looking ahead to September and October, I have concerts in Mid-Wales, Surrey, Kent, and Gloucestershire – details below and in next Newsletter.

I now have copies for sale of Gloucestershire Rhymes, a recent reprint of a collection of poems written by Edward Berryman in 1931 – and one I used in my research for Gloucestershire songs. There are 44 poems about many places in Gloucestershire,  including  ‘Cotswold Tiles’ that I set to music, and there is an introduction by Anthony Boden. The book is sold in aid of  The Hop Skip & Jump Play & Support Centre for children with life-threatening illnesses or special needs (Seven Springs Foundation) and costs just £5 at concerts  – and by mail order £7 inc post and packingPlease send a cheque,  or for credit cards phone 01453 885088

Summer CD Sale!  For just July and August, nine of my albums are discounted for over 20% for Mail Orders – these are Borderland, The Winding Stair, All On A Winter’s Night, The Gloucestershire Collection for just £10 each – 

and

Line of Blue, Roll On Dreamer, Edge of Day, West Country ChristmasA Country Christmas for just £8.50 each –

Details below.

Thanks so much for your support at my recent gigs. Had a great time at two concerts with Mike Silver – At Boscastle Village Hall (with guitarist Joe Partridge), and a White Horse Folk Club concert at Highworth Church in Wiltshire –  Then my recent talk on “My Life in Music” in Cirencester for the local Music Society.

It was good to see glimpses of keyboard player Matt Clifford (on stage and in studio with the Rolling Stones) on a BBC 4 TV programme about side musicians last week. Matt joined my band in 1981 and played on all my albums from then until early 1990’s.

Recent gigs I’ve been to include: the very underrated Jim Reynolds at Barny’s club in Stroud; local singers Hattie Briggs, Emi McDade, Sophronie, and Ethemia  at a busking event; and the launch of Sophronie’s 2nd album.

On a sad note – my thoughts are with all the victims, and the families and friends, and everyone affected by The Grenfell Tower fire disaster in London.

*SUMMER DATES 2017

JULY

Fri 14 –  Gloucester Classical Music Festival –  “Songs of Gloucestershire and Beyond” – with Paul Burgess plus local choirs

St Mary de Crypt Church, 33 Southgate St, Gloucester GL1 1TP  7.30pm

Free – a limited number of tickets left – to  Reserve Tickets  email: creativefield17@gmail.com

Looking ahead..

SEPT

Sat 16  – Oswestry – joint concert with Vera Van Heeringen, Annette Batty, Tom Browne, and John Neilson – Rhydycroesau Village Hall 8pm Tickets 01691 791403

Fri 22 – East Grinstead –  Victoria Sports and Social Club, 54 High Street, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6AA  8pm  Tickets  Dave Wilkes   07889 199 595   info: davew@albert-ross.co.uk

OCT

9 to 13 – Halsway Manor, Somerset – Le Jeusseliniere Reunion week

Sat 14 – Stroud – Oakridge Village Hall  8pm   01285 760551

Tues 17  – Dartford Folk Club  http://www.dartfordfolk.org.uk

I AM STILL TAKING BOOKINGS for the rest of 2017 and for next year 2018

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!

*FEEDBACK   I would love to have your feedback – here are the latest

“Thanks for your E-Newsletter. We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed your concert at Poynton at the end of May. We hope to catch up with you later in the year.” – J and P.O in Lancashire

“Just to say what a brilliant night that was at Highworth! (As evidenced by the mightily enthusiastic audience) – I’ve always thought you complement each other well, but this was absolutely wonderful. Great choice of songs (some of my favourites, so I would say that) but you both seemed relaxed, and some great harmonies that I hadn’t noticed before really enhanced the repertoire.” – K.G in Stroud

“A huge ‘Thank You’ for the tickets to the Merry Wives play. We went (as did 4 friends) and we really enjoyed it – a lovely picnic, good weather (until a slight drizzle in the last 5 minutes – no dampening of spirits though), a great production, great performances, and absolutely wonderful music (no surprise there with your wonderful creativity).” E.C in Shropshire

“We visited the play “Merry Wives of Windsor” in Castle Doorwerth in Holland. We had a good laugh with super actors, and we enjoyed ourselves very much. The music was an important part of the play and so we like to know where we can find the songs.” W and M.U in Holland

*GLOUCESTERSHIRE RHYMES BOOK for sale in aid of a children’s charity. 

This is a recent reprint of a collection of poems written by Edward Berryman in 1931 – and one I used in my research for Gloucestershire songs.

There are 44 poems about many places in Gloucestershire,  including  ‘Cotswold Tiles’ that I set to music, and there is an introduction by Anthony Boden.

The book is sold in aid of  The Hop Skip & Jump Play & Support Centre for children with life-threatening illnesses or special needs (Seven Springs Foundation) and costs just £5 at concerts  – and by mail order £7 inc post and packingPlease send a cheque,  or for credit cards phone 01453 885088.

*ALBUMS – SUMMER CD SALE 

For just JULY and AUGUST, nine of my albums are discounted at over 20% for Mail Orders –

Borderland, 

The Winding Stair, 

All On A Winter’s Night, 

The Gloucestershire Collection

for just £10 each (inc post and packing)

(£13 for European mainland / £14 for rest of the world)

Line of Blue, 

Roll On Dreamer, 

Edge of Day – with Laurie Lee

West Country Christmas

A Country Christmas

for just £8.50 each –

(£11.50 for European mainland / £12.50 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.

SHAKESPEARE TOUR dates  — July and August

“MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR”  by William Shakespeare – 2017 summer tour 

Directed by Michael Dyer with music written and directed by Johnny Coppin

(the actors play and sing all the music- not me!)

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.

“There are many, many chances to catch this splendid production between now and the end of August, and I highly recommend you check if they are coming your way. Director Michael Dyer has assembled an almost entirely new cast of young actors, who rollick and romp their way through this clever and clear adaptation with high energy and abundant talent” – from Five Star Review by Avril Silk/RemoteGoat website

Coming up,  there are are still dates north, south, east, and west! in or near Shepton Mallet, London, Croydon, Norway, Hever Castle (Edenbridge in Kent), Leicester,  Carnforth, Liverpool, Norfolk, Ingatestone, Worcester, Lake District, Scotland (6 dates), Nottingham, South Molton, Penzance, Isles of Scilly, Liskeard, Exeter, Raglan Castle, Saffron Walden, Stratford upon Avon, Witney, Stroud, Glastonbury, Abbotsbury, Bideford, Winterbourne (S Glos.), and later Bulgaria! For full details see end of Newsletter

*My BBC ACOUSTIC RADIO SHOW – is every Saturday from 5.30pm on BBC  Radio Gloucestershire  playing acoustic music on FM, AM, DAB, Freeview 735, Listen Live online and listen again for up to 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 10 June – special guest is Gloucester singer/songwriter Emi McDade talking about her new single, And there’s new tracks from Ushers Island, and Janet Dowd (both from Ireland), plus Sound of the Sirens, Moirai, and Iron & Oak. Then there’s music from Ninebarrow, Jim Reynolds, and local duo The Vogwells

Sat 17 June – new tracks from Sharon Shannon, Rosie Hood, Wildwood Kin, Sam Gleaves, John Smith, and Jeanes Plus music from Ric Sanders of Fairport Convention, Brian Peters, and Gloucestershire singer/songwriter Henry Bateman 

Sat 24 June – new tracks from Justin Townes Earle, Dempsey Broughton, Cara,  and Threaded  – There’s also be music from Vin Garbutt, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Carmina, Dan Owen, Beoga, and Stroud based singer/songwriter Lara Conley

Sat 1 July – special guest is young Stroud singer/songwriter Sophronie playing two songs from her new album live in session,And there’s new tracks from Ushers Island from Ireland, Devon duo Harbottle & Jonas, and Durrant & Ledesma from Sussex and Paraguay. There’s also music from Phil King, Darlingside, and local singer Nicola Clark

Sat 8 July – new tracks from Track Dogs, Robin ElliottThe DrystonesGrainne Duffy, and Gloucestershire duo The Vogwells. Plus music from Ward Thomas, Teyr, Karen Mueller, Si Barron, and May Thrill

Thank you so much as ever for your continued support – 

Really hope to see you somewhere soon.

With kind regards,
Johnny

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SHAKESPEARE TOUR dates  — July and August

      JULY

Sat 8th 7pm Shepton Mallet

Speeds Farm, Lamyatt, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6NH

box office: 01749 812031

tickets Adult £16 (after 6th July £20.00), Children 15 and under £5

Open air performance. Please bring picnics and your own rugs or low back chairs

 

Sun 9th 3pm London

The Rookery, Streatham Common South, SW16 3BX

box office: 020 8764 8656 or online here

tickets £13.50, Concessions £11.50, Under 16s £6

Open air performance. Bring your own seating and a picnic

 

Mon 10th 7.30pm Croydon

The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 6BR

box office: 0208 686 6023

tickets £7.50

 

Fri 14th 7.30pm Norway

Baroniet Rosendal, Baroniv 60, 5470 Rosendal. Norway

box office: + 47 53 48 29 99 or www.baroniet.no

tickets NOK 100 – 350

 

Sat 15th 1.30pm and 9pm Norway

Baroniet Rosendal, Baroniv 60, 5470 Rosendal. Norway

box office: + 47 53 48 29 99 or www.baroniet.no

tickets NOK 100 – 350

 

Tues 18th 8pm Edenbridge

Hever Castle, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG 

box office: 01732 866114 or www.heverfestival.co.uk

Gates open from 6.30pm for picnics, or refreshments available at the Guthrie Pavilion. Reserved seating provided, most of which is covered . Tickets are non-refundable

 

Thurs 20th 7.30pm Leicester

Jewry Wall Museum, St. Nicholas Circle, Leicester. LE1 4LB

box office: 0116 253 2569 also available from the Guildhall Museum

tickets £13.50, £12 concessions

Open air performance.  Please bring your own seating.  

Grounds open for picnics at 6.30pm. Refreshments available

 

Fri 21st 7.30pm Carnforth

Leighton Hall, Lancs. LA5 9ST

box office: 01524 734474 or online here

tickets £16 (children £11)

Open air.  Please bring your own seating.  Grounds open for picnics at 6.00pm

 

Sat 22nd 6pm Liverpool

Crosby Hall, Little Crosby, L23 4UA

box office: 0151 924 9099 or online here

tickets £12.50 (under 16s £8)

Open air performance. Please bring a picnic and your own rugs or low back chairs. Gardens open one hour before performance

 

Sun 23rd 4.30 pm Bawdeswell

Bawdeswell Church, The Street, Norfolk NR20 4RT

box office: 01362 688499

tickets £12.50 in advance / £15 on the door

Performance to be held in front of church weather permitting.

Please bring your own chairs and picnics . Please arrive from 4pm to get seated and settled.  In the event of bad weather the performance will be held inside the church. Sponsored by www.Quotatis.co.uk 

 

Mon 24th 7pm Ingatestone

Ingatestone Hall, Hall Lane, Essex, CM4 9NR

box office: 01277 353010 or online here

tickets £15 Adult, £13 Concessions (under 16s and over 60s)

Open air performance. Grounds open at 6pm

 

Tues 25th & Weds 26th 2pm Worcester

3 Choirs Festival, West End Garden, College Green,

Worcester Cathedral, WR1 2LA.

box office: 01452 768928 or www.3choirs.org

tickets £17, under 16s £10

Open air performance. Refreshments are available from the nearby

Festival Marquee or bring your own snacks. In the event of adverse weather,

this performance will move to the King’s School Theatre

 

Fri 28th 7.30pm Ulverston

Ford Park, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7JP

box office: 01229 580666 email info@ford-park.org.uk

tickets £13, Concessions £11

Students/Children £8, Families (2 Adults + 2 Children) £36

10% discount for parties of 10 or more

Open air performance. Grounds open at 6.30pm. Bring your own seating and a picnic.

Hot/cold drinks and refreshments available 

 

Sat 29th 3pm Cockermouth

Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumbria. CA13 9SH

box office: 01768 776276

tickets £13.50 (school children £10)

Bring a chair, enjoy real, live costumed professional actors frolicking! 

Shakespeare in the open air (whatever the summer weather) makes a fantastic spectacle 

Hey nonnie, nonnie!  Open 1.30pm for picnics

 

Sun 30th 7pm Musselburgh

Newhailes (NTS), Newhailes Road, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 6RY

box office: 0131 653 5599 • www.nts.org.uk

tickets £14.50 (£13 concession / £9 children)

£38 family (2 adults and 2 children)

Ticket price includes a drink and popcorn

Open air production, dress warmly. Bring a picnic and your own seating.

No wet weather provision

 

*** AUGUST 2017 ***

 

Tues 1st 7pm Fife

Kellie Castle & Garden, Pittenweem, Fife, KY10 2RF

box office: 0844 493 2184 • www.nts.org.uk

tickets Adults 16+ £12 / Children 10-15years £8

Outdoor production. Please bring your own seating. Grounds open for picnics at 6.00pm

 

Weds 2nd 7pm Ellon 

Pitmedden Garden (NTS), Ellon, Aberdeenshire. AB41 7PD

box office: 01651 842 352 • www.nts.org.uk

tickets £14 (£7 children)

Open air production, dress warmly. Bring a picnic and your own seating

 

Thurs 3rd 7pm Kinross

RSPB Loch Leven, Kinross, KY13 9LX

box office: 01577 862355 or online here

tickets Adult  £13.50 / Child  £8

Family ticket (2 adults / up to 3 children): £38

Open air performance, no wet weather provision.  Dress warmly, and bring 

your own blankets, chairs and picnic. Gates open from 6.00pm 

Please note that the audience area is on a grassy slope

 

Fri 4th 7pm Angus

House of Dun (NTS),  Montrose, DD10 9LQ

box office: 0844 493 2144 • www.nts.org.uk

tickets £12.50 in advance, £15 on the night (£4 children)

Open air production, dress warmly. Bring a picnic and your own seating

 

Sat 5th 7pm Cupar

Falkland Palace, High Street, Falkland, Fife KY15 7BU

box office: 0844 493 2186 • www.nts.org.uk

tickets £13, £11 concessions

Open air production, dress warmly. Bring a picnic and your own rugs or low back chairs

 

Sun 6th 3pm Nottingham

Langar Hall, Langar, Notts. NG13 9HG

box office: 01949 860559

tickets £15, £12.50 concessions, £9 children under 16

Open air production (indoor venue if wet).  Please bring your own seating. 

Open from 1.00pm for picnics

 

Weds 9th 7pm Castle Hill

Filleigh Nr South Molton EX32 0RH

box office: 01805 624624 or www.theploughartscentre.org.uk

tickets £13, £11 concessions

£9 Plough Supporters/Families with children under 18

Open air production (indoor venue if wet).  Please bring your own seating. 

Bring low-back seating/blankets and picnics if desired. Refreshments available. 

Free entry to the garden from 5pm

 

Thurs 10th 7.30pm Penzance

Penlee Park Theatre, Morrab Road,  TR18 4HE

box office: 01726 879500 or online here

or www.penleeparktheatre.com

tickets: early bird offer (before 1st June)

adult £14, concession £12, children £7, family ticket £37

tickets: after 1st June

adult £16, concession £14, children £8, family ticket £40

Come along and enjoy a Summer evening of live theatre for all the family

 in this beautiful setting, picnics welcome

 

Fri 11th & Sat 12th 7.30pm Isles of Scilly

Chaplaincy Gardens, St. Marys

box office: from TIC or online here

Enquiries: 01720 422641

tickets £13, concessions £11

Please bring picnics. Hot drinks available in the interval. If the weather is very 

inclement the performance will take place inside the Parish Church

 

Sun 13th 6.30pm Isles of Scilly

Tresco Abbey Gardens, Tresco, TR24 0QQ

box office: Tickets available on the door or available in The Estate Office

one week before the performance or online here

tickets £13, concessions £11

Please bring picnics and rugs. Refreshments available in the interval.

Performance shall continue regardless of weather conditions

 

Tues 15th 7.30pm Liskeard

Sterts Theatre Upton Cross, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 5AZ

box office: 01579 362382 or online at www.sterts.co.uk

tickets £14 adults, £12 concessions, £8 children

Seating provided, but please bring your own cushions/rugs and picnics

 

Weds 16th 7pm Exeter

Powderham Castle, Exeter, Devon. EX6 8JQ

box office: 01626 890243

tickets £14, concessions £12 in advance

£16, concessions £14.00 on the night

Open air performance in the castle courtyard. Grounds open at 6.00pm, bring your own seating and picnics. Performance shall continue regardless of the weather

 

Thurs 17th 7.30pm Narberth

Lampeter House, Lampeter Velfry, Nr Narberth, SA67 8TS

box office: 01834 869323 • www.span-arts.org.uk

tickets £12, concessions £10 in advance

£14, concessions £12 on the night

Children £6

Open air performance  Indoors if bad weather. Grounds open at 6.00pm

Please bring your own seating and a picnic

 

Fri 18th 7.30pm Monmouthshire

Raglan Castle, Raglan, NP15 2BT

box office: 01600 775257 or online here

Tickets available from the Shire Hall, Monmouth NP25 3DY

Tickets: £13.00 in advance, £15.00 on the door, Child £9.00

** In aid of the Wales Air Ambulance **

Doors open at 6.30pm. Open air production. Please bring your own seating

Picnics welcome. Tea, coffee & light refreshments available

We regret no refunds in the event of bad weather

 

Sat 19th 7.30pm Saffron Walden

Ickleton Village Hall, Frogge Street, Ickleton, Essex, CB10 1SH

box office: 01799 531916 or 07802 362528 or email: pam@cmws.co.uk

tickets £15, Students / Children £10

Doors open at 6.45pm. Indoor production. Licensed Bar for Beer & Pimms

 

Sun 20th 7pm Stratford upon Avon

Hall’s Croft, Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6BG

box office: 01726 879500 or online here

tickets £15, £11 students 18 & under

Call: 01789 201829 or email: Hospitality@shakespeare.org.uk to book your pre-theatre hamper or supper deal. Open-air performance. Please bring a picnic and own seating. 

Garden opens one hour before performance

 

Tues 22nd 7.30pm Worcester

Swan Theatre, The Moors, Worcs, WR1 3EF

box office: 01905 611427 • www.worcesterlive.co.uk

tickets £18, £14.50 concession

 

Weds 23rd 7pm Witney

Cogges Manor Farm, Church Lane, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 3LA

box office: 01993 772602

tickets £14, Children under 16 £9.50

Open air performance. Please bring picnics and your own rugs or low back chairs

 

Thurs 24th 6.30pm Nympsfield

Woodchester Mansion, Nympsfield, Glos. GL10 3TS

box office: online here

Enquiries: 01453 861541

tickets £15

Outdoor performance. Gates open from 5.30pm for picnics. 

Please bring your own chairs, rugs and cushions

 

Fri 25th 7.30pm Glastonbury

Glastonbury Abbey, Magdalene Street, Glastonbury, BA6 9EL

box office: 01458 831631  e-mail: shop@glastonburyabbey.com

tickets £14, concessions £12 (over 60s & under 16s)

under 6s free

Open air performance. Theatre entry opens at 7.00pm. Bring your own seating and a picnic. In the event of bad weather the performance will continue

 

Sat 26th 7pm Abbotsbury

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens Bullers Way, Dorset, DT3 4LA

box office: 01305 871130

tickets £14, concessions £12.50

Open air performance. Grounds open at 6.30pm. Bring your own seating and a picnic

 

Sun 27th 3pm Taunton

Somerset – Private Invitation

 

Mon 28th 5pm Bideford

Hartland Abbey, Hartland, Devon, EX39 6DT

box office: 01805 624624 or online via www.theploughartscentre.org.uk

tickets £13, Concessions £11

£9 Plough Supporters / Families (with children under 18yrs)

Bring low-back seating/blankets and picnics if desired. High quality bar, tea, coffee

and Mr Crackling’s Gourmet Burgers available.  Free entry to the garden from 3pm

 

Tues 29th 7pm Winterbourne

Winterbourne Medieval Barn, Church Lane, Winterbourne,

South Glos. BS36 1SE

box office: online here or directly from Daisy’s Coffee Shop

in Flaxpits Lane, Winterbourne. Tel: 01454 771817

tickets £14, students/children £10

Please note that seating is unreserved. Free parking is available.

Gates will open at 5.30pm for picnics. Drinks available 

 

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TOUR DATES – Summer 2017

JUNE

Fri 16  – HIGHWORTH  with MIKE SILVER – United Reform Church, 

Highworth, Wiltshire SN6 7AQ     7.45pm  –  Tickets  01793 762070

 

Wed 28  – CIRENCESTER MUSIC SOCIETY  Talk: “My Life in Music”  7.30pm

at The Ashcroft Centre, Ashcroft Road  GL7 1RA.   Tickets £5 on the door or email cate.luck@yahoo.co.uk

JULY

Fri 14 –  Gloucester Classical Music Festival –  with Paul Burgess and local choirs

St Mary de Crypt Church, Southgate Street  7.30pm info email: sebfield82@gmail.com

 

I AM STILL TAKING BOOKINGS for the rest of 2017 and 2018

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!

 

 

 

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