Delighted to announce that CB&S will be appearing in concert on Sunday 6th August at Dranouter Festival of New Traditions in Belgium. The band have a long association with the Festival, launching new albums and taking part in major concerts there from the 1990’s, so it’s especially welcome to be invited back during their last year of touring.
Fatea have just announced that Coope Boyes & Simpson’s work has been recognised with a Lifetime Achievement Award in the magazine’s Annual Awards 2016.
Neil King, Fatea’s Editor, tells us – it’s the first time that we’ve ever awarded it to a group. The Award recognises, not only the trio’s many years of producing great vocal albums, but also the broader aspects, such as their contribution to the No Masters Co-operative, awareness of the In Flanders Fields Museum, workshops and encouragement to other singers.
A quick update – Coope Boyes & Simpson will be on tour in England and Belgium in April 2016, dates and venues are already on the band website.
The band will also be on tour in England and Belgium in October and November 2016 – dates and venues will be on the band website shortly.
If you’ve enjoyed Voices at the Door on record but don’t care too much for dusting, we’ve just had the excellent news that our eponymous second album Voices at the Door: Midwinter Songs & Carols will be available to download from 20th November 2015. This makes it much easier as far as housework is concerned, but a bit of a problem to autograph.
There’s news on this link, but ideally the download will be available elsewhere too –
Earlier this year, Coope Boyes & Simpson recorded tracks for an album of songs about child migrants. The album has just been released to lots of praise from “The Guardian” but this extensive review from Folk Radio probably gives the best overall picture of the project –www.folkradio.co.uk/
As well as the highly praised album, you can now get the book of “Sensations of a Wound” – complete with texts of the narrative and all the songs in English and Dutch via No Masters excellent Mail Order service. Details here: http://nomasters.co.uk/
Ian Clayton, author of touching, involving, funny and utterly brilliant books about music and families like “Bringing it all back home”, “Our Billie” and “Song for My Father” has written a review of the “Sensations of a Wound” CD for his newspaper column. As you might expect, it makes a good read http://www.pontefractandcastlefordexpress.co.uk/news/ian-clayton-column-importance-of-family-stories-1-7104316
To mark the release of Jim Boyes new solo album, Sensations of a Wound, there’s an exclusive interview with Jim and video of “Along the Menin Road”, featuring Belinda O’Hooley’s superb accompaniment in the e-zine, Spiral Earth . See both here –