The Copper family: gigs

Copper Family engagements (latest first)
12 November 2002, Two Strands of the Folk Tradition Come Together
Two strands of the folk tradition intertwine at Cecil Sharp House on Tuesday 12 November 2002 when Peggy Seeger, in the company of the Copper Family, kicks off the English branch of her forthcoming tour. Peggy unites the singing of the old songs with the creation of the new through a performing style shaped by nearly fifty years of experience. The Coppers epitomise a family tradition of singing handed down through the ages and honed to a unique style. Together they represent all that is best about the folk revival of the twentieth century and will be seen on the same platform for the first time in many years. Tickets are 10 and available in advance from Cecil Sharp House 9am-5pm (020-7485 2206). The concert will start at 7.30pm. Bar and refreshments will be available throughout.

8 August 2002, Sidmouth Folk Festival, Devon

13-14 July 2002, Summerfest Folk Festival, New Bedford, USA

5 July 2002, Beaminster Festival, Dorset

23 June 2002, Redditch Folk Festival, Worcestershire

11 June 2002, Chichester Folk Club, West Sussex

18 May 2002, Court Barn, Rottingdean, Sussex, Concert for Christian Aid ... tickets limited

9 May 2002, Henfield Historical Society, Sussex

13 April 2002, Cranleigh Folk Club, Surrey

3 January 2002, Royal Oak, Station St, Lewes, 8pm: Bob's 87th Birthday Party

Friday 9th November, 2001: Bob Copper will be giving his talk on collecting for the BBC in the 1950s at Cecil Sharp House on Friday 9 November 2001. Entitled 'Songs and Southern Breezes: collecting days with the BBC in the 1950s', this illustrated talk will begin at 7.30pm and advance tickets will be available at 3.50p (4 on the door). For further information please contact Malcolm Taylor at the EFDSS: malcolm.taylor@efdss.org

25 October 2001, Royal Oak, Station St, Lewes: Bob Copper's Talk "My Collecting Days for the BBC"

Thursday 4 January 2001, Royal Oak, Station St, Lewes, 8pm: Bob's 86th Birthday Party

22 December 2000, The Good Old Way Folk Club, Godalming, Surrey

12 December, Eastbourne Arts, Eastbourne, East Sussex

7 November, Charham, Kent

23 September, Hastings, East Sussex, TBA

15 September, Harvest Festival, Telscombe Village, East Sussex

6 September, Weald and Downland Museum, Singleton, West Sussex

Sunday 9 July, St. Albans, Hertfordshire

Friday 7 July, Bob Copper only at The Wellington, Steyne Road, Seaford, East Sussex

Sunday 2 July 2000, Copper Family at the Freight and Salvage Club, Berkeley, California

Friday 30 June, Santa Cruz Highlands

Tuesday 27 June, San Diego, California

Friday 23 - Sun 25 June, Copper Family at The Solstice Festival near Los Angeles, followed by an engagement at San Diego, followed by a house concert at Los Gatos.

Tuesday 6 June, The Central Club, Peacehaven, East Sussex. Just for one night the famous Coppersongs Folk Club is reinstated for performances by American traditional singers Jerry Epstein and Judy Cook.

Late February 2000, Copper Family at the Folk Alliance Conference, Cleveland Ohio, USA

Friday 18 February, Copper Family, The Wellington, Steyne Road, Seaford. An outstanding evening from the nationally acclaimed personification of traditional family singing in Sussex.

9 January 2000, Copper Family at The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street, Guildford

Thursday 6 January 2000, Royal Oak, Station St, Lewes, 8pm: Bob's 85th Birthday Party


24-31 July 1999, Bob, John, Jill and Jon will be at Pinewoods Folk Camp in USA.

Friday 2 July 1999, 8pm, Bob will be at The Wellington, Steyne Road, Seaford.

Wednesday 5 May 1999, Bob, John, Jill and Jon will be at Eastbourne, Sussex: The Eastbourne Folk Club at The Lamb, Eastbourne.

Friday 30 April 1999, Bob, John, Jill and Jon will be at The Good Old Way Folk Club, The Freeholders Pub, St. Johns Street, Farncombe, Godalming (3 minutes from Farncombe Station), Kent.

Wednesday 7 April 1999, Bob, John, Jill and Jon will be at Faversham, Kent (UK).

Last weekend in March 1999, Bob, John, Jill and Jon will be a the Folk Song Society Centenary Conference in Brooklyn, New York.

Last weekend of February 1999, Bob and John will be at The Folk Alliance Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Thursday 7 January 1999, Royal Oak, Station St, Lewes, 8pm: Bob's Birthday Party (Bob turned 84 on 6 January!)

Sunday 30 August 1998, Suffolk & Good Music Festival, Stansfield, Suffolk. Tel 01 284 789471.

Monday 16 November 1998, Folk at the Horse, The White Horse Inn, Bodle Street Green, near Herstmonceux

Wednesday 28 October 1998, Electric Voices, at the Electric Theatre, Onslow Street, Guildford.

Tuesday 20 October 1998, Cecil Sharp House, London, for the Centenary of The English Folk Song Society. (Other Cecil Sharp House events.)

Thursday 1 October 1998, Royal Oak, Station St, Lewes.

Friday 18 September 1998, The Wellington, Seaford, Steyne Road, Seaford.

Thursday 10 September 1998, Hale End Folk Club, Waltham Forest, London.


Thanks to Jon Dudley for keeping me up to date. Email him for chat, bookings and merchandise.
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New: 15 August 1998 | Now: 8 August 2002 | The background to this page is an enlargement from the Index to Jim Copper's pre-War song book written in an account book. | Garry Gillard