Music for Midsummer

Due to the current lockdown, excerpts from this year’s Music For Midsummer Tour will be live-streamed:



See the DIARY for dates and times

All live concert dates for the 2020 tour are being rescheduled for 2021. All the new dates can be found in the DIARY.

Music for Midsummer 2021 will build on the success of the 2019 tour.

The concerts are due to begin in St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney and finish by the Sussex downs at Brighton Open Air Theatre and Clayton village church. 

Performing in a mixture of venues in beautiful settings Richard will play music from his new album Rewilding

For the tour Richard will cycle between all concerts carrying his guitar and ukulele a journey of some 860 miles.

Music for Midsummer 2021 will be just the beginning of an even longer musical pilgrimage for Richard.  

After completing the ride from Orkney to Sussex Richard expects to continue his journey in September 2021 all the way down to Santiago de Compostela performing concerts along the way.

This will be Richard’s fourth and longest Cycling Music adventure. The first was in 2014, a 1,500 mile UK concert tour undertaken as an eco statement in response to the traditionally large carbon footprint generated by a touring musician.

A Just Giving campaign to raise money for UNICEF will run alongside the tour. Richard will cycle carrying both a European and an Extinction Rebellion flag.

Says Richard: “Music for Midsummer 2021 will be an exciting challenge. I’ll be cycling down from Orkney alone and this will, for me at least, introduce a magic and a concentration to the music.

I’m currently assembling a group of cyclists to come with me from Dieppe to Santiago in September – a sort of Rewilding peloton! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the new album, play music in some spectacular places and draw attention to the issues surrounding climate change”.

If you would like to cycle with Richard from northern France to Santiago de Compostela – contact