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The Copper Family Special II
The Copper Family Special II
The Copper Family return to the Seahaven Studios

Thursday - 14 June 2018

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

The Whole Nine Yards

Roy Stannard

The Copper Family Special

For the second time in six months we reach back deep into the past to welcome the oldest surviving playing folk singing family in the country and possibly the world.

Jill Copper, her brother John Copper and Jill’s husband Jon Dudley are in the more mature ranks of the family whilst the next generation of Coppers perform as an integral part of the group whose scion was the incomparable Bob Copper, community policeman beloved of all in Worthing where he worked, and also one the most respected archivists and practitioners of that rarest of music traditions – the English folk song.

The Copper Family are THE practitioners of the traditional, unaccompanied English folk song. Originally from Rottingdean, Jill and Jon now live in the neighbouring village of Peacehaven. They have been described as "the first family of English roots music, vital to its history and a frame of reference for the new generation that is reviving a tradition of earthy, hard edged story based music". This week John Copper who lives in Peacehaven to this day with a long association with the Central Club there, Jon Dudley (who spent his childhood growing up in Seaford after his family moved from Hertfordshire) and Jill Copper choose songs that mean something to them - including two numbers that display the old and new in the Copper Family tradition.

Get yourself in the mood by contacting me via my presenter page: http://www.seahavenfm.com/presenters/roystannard




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