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Spiro have released their composition The Copper Suite, recorded live at Real World Studios in January 2018.

The Copper Suite was written for the centenary celebration of Bob Copper's life and work, at Cecil Sharp House in London on 24th January 2015. As the only instrumental group invited to take part in the event, Spiro were very honoured to join the fabulous array of performers from the world of English folk music, and to perform a specially composed instrumental suite based on tunes from the Copper family repertoire.

The Copper Suite is based on the following traditional English tunes from the repertoire of the Copper family: 'The Bold Fisherman', 'Lord Thomas' and 'Spencer the Rover'. All other composition elements in the piece are by Jon Hunt, Alex Vann, and Jane Harbour of Spiro.

'As one of my handful of favourite and most innovative instrumental bands working in English folk today, I always plotted to include Spiro in any live event I produced. How to fit them into a massive concert celebrating the centenary and (generally unaccompanied) songs of English folk giant Bob Copper held at Cecil Sharp House in 2015 provided only a slight challenge. I pointed out to them the beauty of many of the melodies in the Copper Family repertoire and wondered if they might work them into an instrumental suite. It turned out to be one of the hits of the night and I've been pestering them to record it ever since. Hurrah!' - Ian Anderson, Editor, fRoots Magazine; producer, Bob Copper Centenary Concert

The Copper Suite is available to download/stream now.

Published 16th Feb, 4:13pm »

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