New single – The Cherry Tree Carol

We’re excited to announce our new single, The Cherry Tree Carol, is out now! The tune was collected by Cecil Sharp from Mary Anne Clayton of Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire in 1909, and we got it from the New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs. Our words are collated from various different versions.

It’s available on bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and many other such services…

About

Cooper and Toller is an English folk music collaboration between Bristol-based Richard Toller and Gloucestershire-based Vicky Cooper. Cooper and Toller sing solo and in close harmony. Vicky plays fiddles, Richard plays guitar, mandolin and banjo. The duo have been friends for many years, first meeting on the Bristol folk scene in the early 2000s. Sharing a passion for English traditional music, they decided to work on some song arrangements in 2015 and have been playing at festivals, folk clubs and pubs in the South West ever since. Debut single ‘The Cherry Tree Carol’ was released in late November 2019, and work is progressing on a first album, due for release in 2020. With a repertoire ranging from murder ballads to bawdy drinking songs, their material may be hundreds of years old but their approach is energetic, sophisticated and timeless.

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2019
24/11/2019
Hare on the Hill, Bristol, 6pm
05/09/2019
03/04/2019
Guest spot, Bath Acoustic Club, St James Wine Vaults, Bath
31/03/2019
Hare on the Hill, Bristol, 5pm
30/03/2019
UTEA, Wotton-under-Edge

2018
30/06/2018
Beaufort Hunt Folk in the Garden, Chipping Sodbury

2017
05/10/2017
Guest spot, Chipping Sodbury Folk Night, Chipping Sodbury
17/06/2017
Party in the Park, Wotton-under-Edge, 15:30-16:30
01/04/2017
Spring into Summer, Wotton-under-Edge, 13:00
05/01/2017
Guest spot, Chipping Sodbury Folk Night, Chipping Sodbury
04/01/2017
Guest spot, Bath Acoustic Club, St James Wine Vaults, Bath

2016
18/09/2016
El Rincon, Bristol, 14:00-16:00
01/05/2016
Bristol Folk Festival, 16:25 main stage (St George’s)
26/03/2016
Stagfest, Stag and Hounds, Bristol, 18:30
26/03/2016
UTEA, Wotton-under-Edge, 14:00
11/01/2016
Mr Wolf’s, Bristol, 20:00
Watch

Bold Doherty
The Hare on the Hill, Bristol, November 2019

The Beggar Man
The Hare on the Hill, Bristol, November 2019

Jacky Tar
Bath Acoustic Club, April 2019

The Gentleman Soldier
Bath Acoustic Club, April 2019

Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy
Under The Edge Arts Centre, Wotton-under-Edge, March 2016

(Thanks to Martin Clarke for this video)

Contact us

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email
info@cooperandtoller.com

phone
0787 9825275