What’s the connection between Richard Durrant’s Music for Midsummer Concert Tour and this giant Bass Clef?
As Richard sets off for his annual Midsummer tour, a look at the map shows that his route looks rather like a giant Bass Clef. Starting in North Wales he heads across to Manchester before looping down towards south Devon.
After a short break the tour resumes in Sussex with further concerts including the annual Solstice celebration at Brighton Open Air Theatre with Richard’s quartet, The Burning Deck.
Friday 19th May
Theatre Clwyd, Mold
Sunday 21st May
Stoller Hall, Manchester Guitar Festival
Wednesday 24th May
St Margaret’s Church, Stoke Golding
Friday 26th May
The Corn Exchange, Ross-on-Wye
Saturday 27th May
Thursday 1st June
Saturday 3rd June
Abbotsbury Church Newton Abbott
Wednesda 21st June
Brighton Open Air Theatre
Friday 23rd June
Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
Saturday 24th June
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
Sunday 25th June
St John the Baptist, Clayton
Wed 28th June
St Peter’s Church, Bexhill-on-Sea Bexhill Festival Music
The Tour will also form part of some great UK music festivals this summer.
This year’s programme is pure, concentrated Durrant, with its intricate and ornate folk baroque guitar works and the occasional splash of Spain and South America. You can hear JS Bach at his most unadulterated ringing out in crystal clear tones on the Supertenorukulele.
‘I feel that this selection of music clearly shows where I’m at right now. It also makes the most of these beautiful instruments – we understand each other! Meanwhile my bicycle is primed, ready and purring with anticipation.’Says Richard
Watch Richard’s pre-tour offering with part three of his guitar solo The Sleep of a King.