Join Richard on Saturday 30 May at 7pm for his next Livestreamed Concert on YouTube and FacebookLive.
See the trailer for Saturday’s show here:
The next in this fortnightly series features music from Richard’s highly acclaimed, 2018 double album Stringhenge. The album was launched at the start of a bicycle powered concert tour from St Magnus Cathedral Orkney to Brighton Open Air Theatre.
This fortnight’s concert comes at what would have been the start of an even more intrepid bicycle concert tour starting once again in the Cathedral on Orkney but this time taking Richard all the way to Santiago de Compostela in north west Spain.
Richard’s very individual take on JS Bach and other originals is performed on a guitar made from an English black oak tree that was growing more than 5,000 years ago and then preserved in the anaerobic mud of East Anglia.
This amazing instrument was built by the renowned luthier Gary Southwell – the Lincolnshire Luthier – and was one of the main inspirations for Stringhenge.
‘This guitar has an almost sacred presence and Stringhenge grew out of my relationship with it. It led me to commission the Uffington Tenor Guitar from Ian Chisholm, to write loads of new music and to gather the images for an entirely new show.’
The concerts on the 2020 tour have been rescheduled for 2021. But in this Saturday’s 45 minute concert you can hear some of the wonderful music from the album. The concert will be followed by a 15 minute Q&A giving the audience an opportunity to find out more about the music, the inspiration and the instruments.
We would be delighted if you would buy a ticket for this concert from £5 upwards. You can also support this project during or after the event.
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