New single – The Cherry Tree Carol

December 2019: We’re excited to announce that 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 most other such services…

And we’ve made a mixed live-action and animation video!

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 and does occasional clog-dancing, Richard plays guitar, mandolin and banjo. The duo have been friends for many years, first meeting in Bristol 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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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)

Gigs
2020
04/03/2020 Guest spot, Bath Acoustic Club, St James Wine Vaults, Bath
19/06/2020 Downend Folk Club, support for Hannah James and Toby Kuhn
2019
24/11/2019 Hare on the Hill, Bristol, 6pm
05/09/2019 Guest spot, Chipping Sodbury Folk Night
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
Contact us

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email
info@cooperandtoller.com

phone
0787 9825275