Folk duo’s show on home ground

Barry Coope (centre) and John Tams will be playing in Derby on Sunday, June 19.
Barry Coope (centre) and John Tams will be playing in Derby on Sunday, June 19.

One of Britain’s most popular folk music duos, John Tams and Barry Coope, are inviting people to join them for an early evening concert on home ground.

Their concert takes place at the Derby Theatre (formerly Derby Playhouse) on Sunday, June 19, at 5pm.

This BBC award winning duo will be joined by Graeme Taylor on guitar, Andy Cutting on melodeon, the 40-strong Sheffield Folk Chorale, and a new up and coming young star of the folk scene, Lucy Ward, plus the whirling swords of Stone Monkey Rapper.

John Tams is probably best known for his part as Daniel Hagman in the TV series, Sharpe and is currently part of the creative team on the West End and Broadway productions of WarHorse for which he has written and arranged the music. Barry Coope, Derbyshire born and bred, singer and musician, is also one-third of Britain’s leading a cappella trio, Coope, Boyes and Simpson, and was a founder member of Ramsbottom and Rogues Gallery, two successful Derbyshire bands who were very popular locally and on the national folk scene.

Tickets are £16, concessions £15, under 16s £8, available from the box office on (01332) 255800.