The Copper Family Web Site

 The index page of Jim Copper's pre-war Song Book, written in an old accounts book

 



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The Copper Family of Rottingdean have been singing their songs for generations, lovingly preserving them for the future. On this site you can find out about the Copper Family, their songs, their books and recordings, and their public appearances.

For festival or folk club bookings, contact Terry O’Brien of  playpenmusic.co.uk.


The Past

 Jim "Brasser" CopperThis section includes the history of the Copper Family, the life and work of Bob Copper, and family reports of particularly fondly-remembered occasions.

The Present

 The Copper Family, 2004  In this section you will find details of forthcoming appearances by the Copper Family, together with Latest News items, links to other web sites, a history of this web site and a site map to help you find your way around the wealth of material on it.

The Songs

 Bob Copper in his collecting days  The songs whose words are reproduced on this web site (nearly 150 of them) fall into two groups: those traditionally sung by the Copper Family, and some of those collected by Bob Copper. There is also a search facility to help you identify a song from a scrap of lyrics.

The Books and Recordings

 Cover of "A Song For Every Season"  Bob Copper wrote a number of books, details of which appear in this section, together with a full discography of the Copper Family. Some of the books and recordings are available for purchase.

 Buy things

TREBLE STOP PRESS!

Coppersongs, our imprint for publishing the various works of Bob Copper and The Copper Family, now have three items of print for sale. These are:-

"A Song for Every Season"

Bob Copper’s Robert Pitman Award-winning book first published by Heinemann in 1971. A country classic depicting life on a Sussex farm 150 years ago, with reminiscences of Jim Copper and his father Brasser written in Bob’s totally approachable prose style. Many Copper Family songs and musical notation are included. A country classic!

If you are in the UK you can purchase the book, for £15 plus £2.80 postage, via www.amazon.co.uk; that link should take you straight to the relevant page, but check that it says "Dispatched from and sold by The Copper Family".

Alternatively, wherever you are, you can buy the book via Paypal. Just select either "UK" or "Rest of World" from the drop-down list. Make sure you select the right one!

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"A Man of No Consequence"

Bob’s final book published in 2013, records details of the life of a working class countryman as he grows from late boyhood to manhood…the final pieces in the jigsaw of Bob’s life, taking in his time as a Lifeguard (Household Cavalry), as a policeman, and coroner’s officer in wartime Worthing. It also covers the early days of the folk revival. Atmospheric!

If you are in the UK you can purchase the book, for £15 plus £2.80 postage, via www.amazon.co.uk; that link should take you straight to the relevant page, but check that it says "Dispatched from and sold by The Copper Family".

Alternatively, wherever you are, you can buy the book via Paypal. Just select either "UK" or "Rest of World" from the drop-down list. Make sure you select the right one!

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"The Copper Family Songbook - A living tradition"

This is the Bob Copper centenary tribute reprint of the songbook first published in 1995. Demand has been high for this eminently practical book which, by dint of its wire binding and laminated cover, can not only be laid flat, but is also rendered beer-proof in use. Contains the words and music of 65 Copper Family songs. Recommended!

If you are in the UK you can purchase the book, for £15 plus £2.80 postage, via www.amazon.co.uk; that link should take you straight to the relevant page, but check that it says "Dispatched from and sold by The Copper Family".

Alternatively, wherever you are, you can buy the book via Paypal. Just select either "UK" or "Rest of World" from the drop-down list. Make sure you select the right one!

Select your postage area:

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This web site was originally conceived and produced by Garry Gillard. It was redesigned by Pagination Associates of Lewes in 2004 and maintained by them until 2011. It is now maintained by Molly Romanov.



 

This page first created on 28 February, 1998 and last updated on 27 February, 2015