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Coope, Boyes & Simpson portrait Coope, Boyes & Simpson, the vocal trio of Barry Coope, Jim Boyes and Lester Simpson, is one of those rare success stories in the world of British folk music, a group of likeminded traditionalists who have combined old-world harmonies and songs with a modern musical feel and had actual commercial success. The group grew out of an earlier trio called TUP, which had included singer Keith Kendrick (later to be replaced by Coope, who he had also worked with...) With their lineup finalized, the trio went on to make a series of ambitious recordings that bought the odd, old harmonies of the English countryside to a mainstream audience -- their holiday albums were particularly well-recieved and became a seasonal hit on the BBC. Here's a quick look at their work...


Coope, Boyes & Simpson "Funny Old World" (1993)

Coope, Boyes & Simpson "We're Here Because We're Here" (1995)
A live performance, with Willem Vermandere and Norbert Detaeye...

Coope, Boyes & Simpson "Falling Slowly" (1996)

Coope, Boyes & Simpson "Passchendaele Suite" (1996) (with Panta Rehi)

Coope, Boyes & Simpson "Hindsight" (1998)

Coope, Boyes & Simpson "A Garland Of Carols" (1998)

Coope, Boyes & Simpson "Christmas Truce/Kerstbestand" (1999)

Coope, Boyes & Simpson "Where You Belong" (1999)

Coope, Boyes & Simpson "Twenty-Four Seven" (2003)

Coope, Boyes & Simpson "Fire And Sleet And Candlelight" (2003)
With Jo Freya, Fi Fraser and Georgina Boyes...

Coope, Boyes & Simpson "Triple Echo" (2005)

Coope, Boyes & Simpson/Michael Morpurgo "Private Peaceful: The Concert" (2006)
A live album made with author Michael Morpurgo...

Coope, Boyes & Simpson "Voices At The Door: Midwinter Songs And Carols" (2006)
With Jo Freya, Fi Fraser and Georgina Boyes...

Coope, Boyes & Simpson "As If..." (2010)


Coope, Boyes & Simpson "What We Sing Is What We Are" (No Masters, 1999)


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