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The Copper Family Special
The Copper Family Special
The Copper Family with Jill Copper and Jon Dudley in the right foreground

Thursday - 4 January 2018

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

The Whole Nine Yards

Roy Stannard

The Copper Family Special

Appropriately enough for the first show of the year, 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 and 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 Jon (who spent his childhood growing up in Seaford after his family moved from Hertfordshire) and Jill 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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