Johnny Coppin and his band in Grayshott

Grayshott Folk Club’s “Christmas Special”                                                                                                                  

JOHNNY COPPIN & Band perform: “All On A Winter’s Night”

www.johnnycoppin.co.uk/

“A captivating mix of carols, songs and stories”  

Here at Grayshott Folk Club, we always endeavour to put on something joyful, seasonal and uplifting at this time of year and we are delighted to have rearranged this “Christmas Special”, which was originally booked to happen in December 2020.

Covid scuppered that attempt.

“A joyous and celebratory collection”
***** 5 star review in RnR magazine

 “A flawless masterpiece …highly recommended”
FATEA Magazine

Drawing on material from five Christmas albums**, Johnny Coppin, one of England’s finest singer/songwriters, presents a rich mix of carols, songs old and new, together with stories and folklore.

JOHNNY COPPIN – Johnny’s effortless vocals have graced the Folk-scene since the emergence of Decameron in the early 1970s. An accomplished and experienced solo performer, he is a talented song writer and a fine interpretative singer.

Johnny has recorded over fourteen albums including his latest “River of Dreams” and has worked as a solo performer, playing his own material and new arrangements of traditional Folk songs. He is renowned for his clear vocals, guitar and keyboard playing.    He had a hit collaboration with well-loved writer Laurie Lee on the album “Edge Of Day“, setting Lee’s poems to music, and for twenty years, had a weekly show on BBC Radio Gloucestershire.

Johnny writes and directs the music for touring Shakespeare productions by the Festival Players Theatre Company.

‘Strong, clear vocals, and songs of substance’ (The Daily Telegraph)

‘One of the finest voices in his field‘ (Q Magazine).

PAUL BURGESS on violin, recorders, and stories. A member of the Old Swan Band, and a leading exponent of the English-style of fiddle playing. Paul has played in a wide range of groups and orchestras including the John Kirkpatrick Band, and in TV productions of “Far From the Madding Crowd” and “Wives and Daughters” and wrote and performed the music for the “Cider With Rosie” serial on BBC Radio 4.

DIK CADBURY on guitars, is best known as bassist/vocalist with Decameron and Steve Hackett. He played for us at Grayshott a few years back, with Mike D’Abo (Manfred Mann) and Dik now performs both as a solo artist and in the

Julie July Band. He has released two solo albums and a duo album with former Steve Hackett vocalist Pete Hicks. www.dikcadbury.com.

** Albums include the latest “River of Dreams”, and “Midwinter – Live in Concert“, plus “West Country Christmas”,

“All on a Winter’s Night”, and
“A Country Christmas”.

Listen to “Keep The Flame Burning” here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHHqxuPAWVQ

At:

Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road, Grayshott, Nr. HINDHEAD, Surrey GU26 6TZ

Tickets for this special concert are £18

Available (in person only), from Grayshott Post Office
For reservations by phone: Call Des O’Byrne on 01428 607096
Online from Ents 24:

https://www.ents24.com/nr-hindhead-events/grayshott-village-hall-1/johnny-coppin/6807150

Summary... Here at Grayshott Folk Club we always endeavour to put on something joyful, seasonal and uplifting at this time of year and we are delighted to have rearranged this "Christmas Special", which was originally booked to happen in December 2020.

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