The Young Coppers
Young Coppers is the new generation of the famous English folk singing family The Copper Family who have been resident in and around 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 stout harmony, invariably a beer in hand accompanied by the stories passed down through the family, Young Coppers continue the family tradition, proudly taking up the baton following the recent and sad loss of their grandfather Bob Copper MBE, winner of the BBC Radio 2 Good Tradition Award in 2001.
Featuring the children of John and Jill Copper, 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 was released in February 2008 followed by a launch performance at Cecil Sharp House in London in March 2008.
The Copper Family including Young Coppers are featured on The Imagined Village album and perform with Imagined Village from time to time.