As well as a busy diary of live performances at venues across the UK throughout the year, Richard is also available to give talks about his life as a musician and the music he plays.

He is usually available to give a talk in the first few months of the year before his busy performance schedule kicks in.

One of the venues where he has been giving talks for the past six years is the University of the Third Age – in fact he is proud to hold the record for the biggest turn out wherever he goes!

The following talks are offered by Richard; if you are interested in finding out more and booking a talk, please email

Travels with my Guitar

Music for Midsummer

Maverick guitarist and composer Richard Durrant talks about a life in music.

Dwelling on pivotal moments in his long career Richard shares tales of his musical adventures which, since his London debut at the South Bank Centre in 1986, have taken him from the Royal Albert Hall to the wilds of South America and plenty in between.

This talk includes live performances of pieces by JS Bach, Django Reinhardt and many others.

The No. 26 Bus to Paraguay

Guitarist and composer Richard Durrant explains how a number 26 Brighton bus took him to Paraguay.

His regular visits to this fascinating and magical part of South America have earned him accolades and awards whilst his concerts and trilogy of Paraguayan albums have uncovered the richness of guitar music being written in the region today.

Guitar in hand, Durrant uncovers the beauty of Paraguayan music and explores the mysteries of La Ruta Mangoreana.

“Richard Durrant is my new favourite guitarist. He sits completely outside
the accepted genres and has a peculiar and wonderful mind.”

Tom Robinson, BBC6 Music

Is that a machine gun?

Guitar in hand, the ever genial Richard Durrant, attempts to explain how a life of concerts, concertos, sight reading and sessions have kept the wolf from the door for nearly 40 years.

This fascinating and entertaining talk is a continuing chronology of one man’s musical adventures which includes a few tunes too!