The Young Coppers
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The Young Coppers is the new generation of the famous English folk singing family The Copper Family who have been resident in the southern coastal town of Rottingdean for over seven generations. In that time they have preserved the traditional Sussex folk songs that have passed down through the generations creating a unique catalogue of material which is closely associated with the family.
Performing a cappella with beautiful harmonies and with all of the stories passed down through the family, The Young Coppers continue the family tradition, proudly taking up the baton following the recent and sad loss of their grandfather Bob Copper, winner of the BBC Radio 2 Good Tradition Award in 2001.
Featuring the children of John and Jill Copper, The Young Coppers will continue to sing from the Copper family song book compiled by Bob Copper and featuring reproductions of lyrics handwritten by Brasser Copper in the 1920s.
The Young Coppers launched their career on July 5th at Lewes Folk Club, their local club which has hosted many family gatherings over the years. Soon after the launch, they started recording their debut album in a studio nearby. The album is scheduled for release in February 2008 followed by a launch performance at Cecil Sharp House in London in March 2008.
The Copper Family including The Young Coppers are featured on Simon Emmerson's Imagined Village album and performed with The Imagined Village at WOMAD Reading 2007 with other guests including Billy Bragg. They will perform on selected dates of the Imagined Village tour in November 2007 and will be available for venue and festival dates in 2008.