The Johnny Coppin Newsletter – Nov 2017

What’s in this newsletter?

–  Latest News 

–  Christmas tour dates 

–  All On A Winter’s 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 




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”).






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



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

Cambs. PE26 2QE    7.45pm

Tickets: 07709 930398 or

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

01249 701628/ 712618

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

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

7.45pm    Tickets  01525 714442

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

Tickets from “Blue” shop, 10 Broad Street and

Sat 16  Stroud Subscription Rooms GL5 1AE 7.30pm  01453 760900  – with images by Martin Fry

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

Tickets : 07837 532704

Thu 21  Cheltenham  Bacon Theatre, GL51 6EP  7.30pm

01242 258002 – 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!


“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 magazin

“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.

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


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)


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


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 Knight’s 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 & Simpson,

Janet 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



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,

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