The Copper Family has a treasured place in our country’s musical heritage. For more than 400 years they have lived and worked in and around the village of Rottingdean. But what makes them unique is their family tradition of singing together and bringing to a worldwide audience the glorious songs and ballads once sung by the soldiers, sailors and farm workers of these islands.

My own memories of their singing goes back to the late 60s when Bob Copper was licensee of the Central Club in Peacehaven and his cousin Ron ran the Queen Victoria in Rottingdean. Even as a duo their delivery of the family songs, with their rough and ready harmonies, could make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up but now that the latest generation has joined the line up it's a truly magnificent sound.

Since they are usually to be found performing in concert halls these days there is bound to be huge interest in their appearance in the intimate setting of The Lord Nelson , so you are advised to get there early if you want a seat!

No comments: