Towards Spring

To punctuate this year’s Journey to the Spring Equinox we present three themed solo guitar concerts by Richard Durrant – streamed live from his studio in Sussex.

The Towards Spring series of concerts will take place on the last Saturday of January, February and March 2021 on YouTube and Facebook. 

Voluntary ‘virtual’ tickets are available at £10. You can watch the event online for up to a month afterwards with a voluntary donation. 

Online concert No. 1: Book of Spellsmusic by Richard Durrant on Saturday 30th January, 7pm

Online concert No. 2: The Pollinator – music inspired by the natural world on Saturday 27th February, 7pm

Online concert No. 3: Classical Guitar Music to Welcome the Spring – music by Fernando Sor & Maruro Giulliani on Saturday 27th March, 7pm 

‘Never has the journey out of Midwinter felt so poignant. I just want to point  my guitar in the direction  of the light and comfort  of the spring. Right now I ‘m preparing music for three, solo concerts to help carry us through to the Spring Equinox. I do hope this will create opportunities to stop and mark this special time. Please join me.’

Says Richard

Do look at the  who has created The wonderful artwork for these concerts along with the marvellous cover designs for Rewilding was created by Jon Everitt – check out his website.

Blow away the cobwebs!

Here we are in another lockdown – so no better time to dust down your Guitar and throw yourself into one of Richard Durrant’s fantastic opportunities to improve your skills this year…

“2021 is the fiftieth anniversary of my first guitar lessons and I have begun this year keener than ever to share the positivity of music. Playing an instrument draws together mind, body and spirit. It can feel like being lost in a fantastic book and it colours the rest of the day and, in many cases, the rest of life.

Richard says

Richard Durrant Academy

The online Richard Durrant Academy is your Passport to Unlimited Learning. Learn to play classical, acoustic and tenor guitar plus ukulele. Concert guitarist and composer Richard Durrant has built an online platform to assist you in your musical journey. You are free to learn at your own pace, repeating lessons as many times as you like, reaching new levels of ability as you tackle more challenging techniques.

Keep studying, keep practising and enjoy your musical journey. 

Click on the image below to see a sample:

French Guitar Adventurers

Spend a week with up to 10 other guitarists (plus partners) developing musical and technical ideas and working towards an end of week concert.

This summer Richard Durrant’s French Guitar Adventurers will be back. These are musical holidays for classical and acoustic players of mixed styles and abilities. 

These memorable gatherings take place each year in a beautiful location in the South of France in July and September – but you’d better be quick because September is already sold out!

Find out more about French Guitar Adventurers and how to book

One of the more fortunate things to arise from Richard’s cancelled touring is the extra time he has had to work on the online academy and to think carefully about his teaching. 

Here’s to a creative, positive and musical 2021!