Music for Midsummer

Due to the current lockdown and uncertainty that the Coronavirus has caused Richard has taken the decision to move his Music For Midsummer Cycling Tour.

All concert dates from Orkney to Sussex are being rebooked and will be displayed on this website.

Although some concerts in late June may still take place if restrictions are lifted, the full tour is now postponed until 2021.

Richard and Louise wish you all well. Please stay safe and take care.

Music for Midsummer 2020 builds on the success of last year’s tour.

The 2020 concerts 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 Weald Barrows

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

Music for Midsummer 2020 is just the beginning of an even longer musical pilgrimage for Richard.  

After completing the ride from Orkney to Sussex Richard will continue his journey in September 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 2020 will be an exciting challenge. I’ll be cycling down from Orkney alone this year 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 Weald Barrows 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

Richard Durrant Music For Midsummer 
4th June: St Magnus Cathedral, Orkney
10th June: St Mark’s Unitarian Church, Edinburgh
12th June: Upfront Theatre & Gallery, Penrith
13th June: Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond
14th June: National Centre for Early Music, York
 19th June: The Stables, Wavendon
 21st June: Brighton Open Air Theatre
 28th June: Clayton village church, Sussex