Coppin pops in for Belper performance

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All On A Winter’s Night is the new Christmas album from Johnny Coppin.

The album includes original songs, such as the title track, evoking the magic of the run-up to Christmas, and Snow In The Street, a setting of a William Morris poem; classic English carols like God Rest You Gentlemen, and In The Bleak Midwinter (with the Gustav Holst tune “Cranham” named after the village and woods very near to where Johnny lives in Gloucestershire).

He will be performing songs from it at Christ Church, Bridge Street, Belper, on Thursday, December 15.

Johnny is a singer/songwriter who began his career as one of the founder members of the folk band Decameron. As a solo artist, Johnny has gone on to record more than 12 albums, has performed at many festivals, concert halls, and venues large and small.

He has also performed tributes to the writer Laurie Lee and also presents an Acoustic Music programme every Saturday on BBC Radio Gloucestershire.

He will be performing in a trio for the Christmas tour with Paul Burgess (ex-John Kirkpatrick Band) and Dik Cadbury (ex-Steve Hackett, and Decameron).

Johnny said: “I’ve always loved playing concerts at Christ Church in Belper, and it’s wonderful to be bringing the Christmas show there and performing songs from the new album.”

The Belper show starts at 7.30pm. For tickets call 01773 853428 or emails prpromotions@w3z.co.uk

Photo credit: Martin Fry