SINGER songwriter Johnny Coppin returns to Edge parish church on Friday at 7.30pm accompanied by Paul Burgess on violin and recorders.

Johnny started his music career with the folk-rock band Decameron and has since gone on to record 12 solo albums, including Force of the River, The Gloucestershire Collection and Edge of Day. He has a weekly one-hour show of acoustic music on BBC Radio Gloucestershire, which he has produced and presented every week since 1996.

Paul is a classically trained recorder player and one of the leading exponents of the English-style of fiddle playing. He has played and recorded with the New London Consort, Kent Opera, the John Kirkpatrick Band and the Mellstock Band.

The programme for the concert at Edge will include several of Johnny's Cotswold ballads, and poems by Laurie Lee, Ivor Gurney and Frank Mansell set to music.

For more information call Roger Barrett on 01452 814564.