Oh Goodness, it’s only 72 days, 13 hours to Christmas! So no time to lose in planning some jollies to lift your spirits as Richard Durrant’s extra special Candlelit Christmas Guitar Concert Tour hits the road in December…
For many music lovers across the UK, Christmas doesn’t properly begin without Richard Durrant’s Candlelit Christmas Guitar Concerts. Richard’s wintry, musical choices are always a fascination: original guitar works, tunes from the early music repertoire, British folk and works by Bach – all played in his uniquely expressive way with the flawless technique of a major virtuoso and the delivery of a natural story teller.
‘…one of the highlights of the year. Durrant’s evocative playing and stunning stage set fill the centre with a magical aura perfectly aligned to the festive season’.
– Ropetackle Arts Centre
Richard is once again joined by the master folk fiddler Nick Pynn and uniquely talented singer Amy Kakoura (above) – two great musicians who help take this show into the heart of Christmas. These three musician’s performances are always flawless and full of midwinter magic. Together they will serve a festive feast of tunes from the early music repertoire, British folk, traditional carols and original guitar works.
‘Attempting to wrestle control of Christmas from the more commercial aspects.’
– Daily Express
Over many years Richard’s Candlelit Christmas Guitar Concerts have become a seasonal tradition eagerly awaited by music lovers across the UK. The tour starts on 2 December on Richard’s home territory of Shoreham-by-Sea before heading up to Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire, West to Baulking in Oxfordshire and then to various venues in the South-East.
And just a reminder that there are just two more concerts to go in the current Stringhenge Tour:
Tuesday 16 October: Ropetackle, Shoreham-by-Sea with The Burning Deck
Saturday 20th October: Theatr Clwyd, Mold
featuring the Premiere of Richard’s new solo work Book of Spells.