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Johnny Coppin: Borderland

Johnny Coppin: Borderland (Red Sky RSKCD 120)

Borderland
Johnny Coppin

Red Sky Records RSKCD 120 (CD, UK, 2014)

Recorded at ffg Audio, near Tewkesbury, Glucestershire, in September / October 2013;
Engineered by David Pickering Pick;
Produced by Johnny Copping and David Pickering Pick;
Paintings by Katherine Neilson;
Photos by Cyril Laffort and Richard Faulks;
Sleeve design by John Neilson

Musicians

Johnny Coppin, vocals, acoustic guitars, piano;
Karen Tweed, piano accordion;
Paul Burgess, violin, recorders;
Mike Silver, harmony vocals [2, 5, 11], acoustic guitar [11];
Geoff March, cello [2];
John Neilson, accordion [12];
Kevin Harcourt, flugelhorn [8], trumpet [5];
David Pickering Pick, bass and string arrangement [4]

Tracks

  1. Joseph Baker (3.09)
  2. Homeward (3.38)
  3. The Brazier's Daughter (4.06)
  4. Cariad Cyntaf (First Love) (3.25)
  5. When the Morning's Here (3.30)

Three songs of the First World War

  1. John Condon (4.27)
  2. Gloucestershire from Abroad (2.43)
  3. Dream of England (4.08)
  1. Moonlit Apples (3.06)
  2. Mary from Dungloe (4.31)
  3. Safe Home (3.02)
  4. Borderland (3.21)

Track 1 Pete Coe;
Track 2 Trevor Jones;
Track 3 words trad., music Johnny Coppin;
Track 4 words Johnny Coppin, music trad. Welsh arr. Johnny Coppin;
Track 5 Johnny Coppin;
Track 6 Richard Laird, Sam Starrett, Tracey McRory;
Track 7 words F.W. Harvey, music Johnny Coppin;
Track 8 John and Caroline Anderson;
Track 9 words John Drinkwater, music Johnny Coppin;
Track 10 Padraig McComhaill;
Track 11 John Smith;
Track 12 Johnny Coppin, John Neilson