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Richard Durrant’s 30 Years on the Road – Ropetackle Arts Centre

20 July 2016 : 7:30 pm

Richard Durrant performs a special summer concert to celebrate the start of the school holidays.

“Brimful of technically impressive guitar playing on the folk/classical cusp, with nimble runs, deft arpeggios and quicksilver fingering.” ~ The Independent On the eve of the summer holidays Shoreham’s own barefoot, stand-up concert guitarist deals out an evening of wonderful music to summon in the silly season. With beautiful solo guitar numbers and surprise guests, this will be a brilliant summer treat. This tour marks 30 years since Durrant’s London debut (July 4th 1986, the Purcell Room, South Bank Centre). This first gig will include the usual mix of guitar music plus Durrant’s Clarinet Sonata played by clarinet maestro Jon Carnac (guest principal with London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra). Howard Beach (Red Priest, keyboard) will be playing the piano part.  The piece was written when Durrant was just 18 but was lost for 30 years and only re-emerged recently. £15 standard, £13 concession, £5 16s and under. Pre-show supper from 6pm: Mains cost £7, desserts £3, or the two-course meal for £9.50. Advance booking necessary, to do so simply email lesleyskitchenltd@gmail.com.


20 July 2016
7:30 pm
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Ropetackle Arts Centre
Shoreham-by-sea, BN43 5EG + Google Map
01273 464440