Midsummer tour 2023

Music for Midsummer

Announcing the full list of dates and venues for Richard’s Midsummer Tour 2023…

This will be the fifth time Richard will be pedalling across the country to perform his sensational Midsummer show – complete with all his kit on his bicycle.

Not only does that help minimise the carbon emissions of the tour, it also provides an opportunity to draw attention to the climate crisis.

Here is the full story of Richard’s very first Cycling Music Tour filmed entirely on an iPhone 5 in the summer of 2014:

The 2023 tour kicks off at Theatr Clwyd in North Wales on Friday 19 May. Two days later he is appearing at the Manchester Guitar Festival before playing a number of wonderful venues on his way to South Devon before he heads for home with a string of gigs in Sussex.

For some of the Sussex dates, including Brighton Open Air Theatre on the Summer Solstice, Richard will appear with his band The Burning Deck.

Watch out for a special announcement on this soon!

About the music

On the Gary Southwell bog oak guitar Richard will play his own works Book of Spells and The Sleep of a King, alongside choice works by Paraguayan guitarist Agustin Barrios and Durrant versions of JS Bach. In addition, he will play JS Bach and British Isles folk on his Pete Howlett supertenor ukulele.

“My bicycle is not just a clean and cheap decision, it also quietly enhances the music.  The solitude of each ride allows me to concentrate on every note.”

Says Richard

You can listen to the Cycling Music album on Spotify. And don’t forget to follow Richard’s tour adventures on Facebook and Instagram.

Richard Durrant - Music for Midsummer 2023

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