Belper Arts Festival presents

John Tams and Barry Coope

In Concert

St Peters Church, Belper

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Sat 1 Jun

Strictly 10+ only
Running Time: 2 hours - approximate, including any interval(s).

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About the event

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Along with Barry Coope, John Tams is to play a concert in Belper for the first time in fifty years.  The duo will perform 'One Day’. This is a special one off concert to raise funds for Belper Memorial Gardens sculpture memorial by Andy Mayers.

John said “There are choices – some are easy – some difficult. Invited to perform a concert to help raise funding for the Belper Memorial Gardens “Sacrifice” remembrance statue was not difficult. You see, we had a choice, gifted to us by those who fought and died for our choices and for our freedom to make them.”

John Tams has been described by Mojo as ‘one of the ultimate British songwriters’. A member of the Albion Band and Home Service he is perhaps best known for his work at the National Theatre and as Rifleman Daniel Hagman in the Sharpe television series. He also worked as a music consultant on War Horse at the National Theatre. John is also a five times winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and recently accepted an invitation to become an Ambassador for Belper Arts Festival.

Barry Coope was one third of the vocal folk trio, Coope, Boyes and Simpson. He’s also a member of Narthen, and has a long history in the folk music scene. Barry is a fabulous keyboard player, and master of harmonious singing – and an all-round delightful fella as it happens!

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Prices & Offers


Concessions: £11.25

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