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Richard Durrant: Music for Midsummer

10 June : 8:00 pm 10:00 pm

Music for Midsummer

Critically acclaimed guitarist and composer Richard Durrant returns to Upfront in Penrith as part of his popular 27-day Midsummer for Music tour.

At this concert Richard will play his Sussex downland inspired “The Crest, The Coombe, The Twitten” and the richly melodic “Book of Spells” on a concert guitar made from a 5,000 year old English oak.

You will also hear unaccompanied Bach played on a ukulele made from cedar rescued from the Oregon “Biscuit Fire”. 

Now in its eighth year, Richard’s 2022 musical pilgrimage takes him from the magnificent St Magnus Cathedral on Orkney, through the UK to Brighton Open Air Theatre for midsummer and further concerts in Sussex and Kent.

Once again, to reduce his carbon footprint, Richard will be travelling between venues by bicycle carrying his instruments on a trailer.

To coincide with the tour a new album “The Sleep of a King” will be launched. Like much of Richard’s music this collection of original guitar solos is inspired by the landscape of the British Isles.

My new favourite guitarist… Richard Durrant sits completely outside the accepted genres. He has a peculiar and wonderful mind.

Tom Robinson, BBC6 Music

“Richard’s album Rewilding is beyond beautiful.” 

Isabella Tree, best-selling author

Tickets: £16.50

Box office: From the Upfront website

Additional information: A pre-concert supper is available from 6pm. Advance booking only. Please telephone 01768 484538

Upfront Gallery and Theatre

Unthank
Penrith, CA11 9TG United Kingdom