Join Richard Durrant for one of his festive Candlelit Christmas Concerts from 9 December and discover what happened when he collaborated with prize-winning poet Sallie Durham…
Sallie published her first collection I Left My Hair in San Francisco with Indigo Dreams in May 2022. Recently she worked with composer, guitar maestro and barefoot troubadour, Richard Durrant to create a new song for the festive season.
Richard’s much-loved Candlelit Christmas Concerts have started the festive season for Sallie and her family for many years. So when he suggested a collaboration she was delighted with the challenge.
“By a stroke of luck I had already written my own version of Robert Frost’s deceptively simple yet unfathomable ‘Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening’. Soon after re-reading this poem I wrote ‘The Shortest Day’ while walking through fields of ripe barley – proving that it is possible to think about midwinter in midsummer.“Says Sallie
Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening and The Shortest Day will feature in Richard’s 2023 Christmas shows.
“I have enormous respect for Sallie as an artist and value enormously the fact that her observations on midwinter are part of my show. The songs we have created together provide a gentle, thought provoking oasis in the set.“Says Richard
Don’t miss Richard, Amy, Daisy and Django perform their most wintry show yet with a programme packed full of Christmas favourites, carols and brand new songs by every member of the band.
RICHARD DURRANT’S CANDLELIT CHRISTMAS CONCERTS
9-22 December 2023
- Ropetackle Arts Centre
- Theatr Brycheiniog
- Wilmington Church