SOLO RECORDINGS

Rewilding

Rewilding cover

2020

Inspired by the Knepp Wilding project in Sussex, the new Rewilding recording is a topical musical fantasy full of magical tracks. This uplifting and optimistic album is led by Durrant’s guitars, ukuleles and cello complimented by four other musicians.

‘Richard’s new album is beyond beautiful’ Isabella Tree (author of Wilding)

Stringhenge

Stringhenge

2018

Blending British Folk with Bach and original tunes, Stringhenge double album is a personal journey to the heart of the British Isles with guest musicians, Morris Dancers and Durrant’s guitars, double bass, cello, harmonium and more.

A quirky tour de force blending … Genesis with Fairport Conventions bucolic take on the rural idyl ’  R&R

The Girl at the Airport

2015

This third album in the Paraguayan Trilogy includes Paraguayan music alongside Richard’s own compositions. The title track, The Girl at the Airport is recorded with the City of Prague Philharmonic Strings.

‘Durrant’s guitar playing skill is amply demonstrated across the album’s dozen tracks *****’  Trevor Raggat R2 magazine

Cycling Music

2014

Richard Durrant’s six movement, minimalist work for guitar, sequencers and bicycles, Cycling Music was featured in the BBC coverage of Le Tour 2014. The album also includes Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint.

‘…a rather warm and loveable record that dusts the cobwebs from your mind’  Guitar & Bass Magazine

Hijo de Hombre

2012

The second album in the Paraguayan Trilogy, Hijo de Hombre was launched in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Asuncion, Paraguay and London. Featuring guitar solos by Agustin Barrios, Felipe Sosa, Quirino Baez Allende and Richard Durrant plus arrangements of Kike Pedersen’s harp music.

‘…one of the great performers of the music of Barrios in the world today.’  The Telegraph

The No 26 Bus to Paraguay

2011

A collection of music by the greatest guitarist composer of all time: Agustin Barrios. Launched in Asuncion Paraguay in 2011, The No 26 bus to Paraguay marked the start of Richard’s Paraguayan adventures.

‘Durrant never lets his stunning technique overshadow this wonderful, timeless music. ****’  The Sun

Music from the Colourdome

Music From The Colourdome

2005

Classical, jazz and electro-acoustic music combine with ambient, virtuoso playing and a set of guitar foot pedals. Music from the Colourdome features Richard Durrant originals alongside musical  quotes from Pink Floyd, George Harrison & Simon Limbrick plus references to Richard’s time with the band SKY .

COLLABORATIVE RECORDINGS

The Midwinter Christmas Collection

2019

A seasonal collection of 27 of Richard’s best wintry, acoustic tracks. The Midwinter Christmas Collection is beautifully produced with the help of Christmas tour buddies Amy Kakoura and Nick Pynn.

‘Brimful of technically impressive guitar playing on the folk/ classical cusp.’  The Independent

Durrant y Ledesma

2017

Durrant y Ledesma is a joyous collection of Paraguayan styled harp and guitar duets featuring Richard Durrant & Ismael Ledesma, one of the world’s finest Paraguayan harpists.

‘…a dynamic and heart exposing album, a collaboration of beautiful souls.’  Liverpool Sound and Vision

Guitar and Harpsichord

2014

Richard Durrant joins virtuoso keyboard player Howard Beach in Guitar and Harpsichord with their own, very personal interpretations of Vivaldi, Bach and Boccherini.

‘Bizarre yet mesmerising.’  Guitar and Bass Magazine

The Highwayman

the highwayman

2001

The Highwayman was Don Partridge’s first (and last) studio album since his 1968 hit single Rosie. This unusual collaborative project gives us a glimpse into the life and times of one of England’s most fascinating artistic mavericks. Produced by Richard Durrant

Nick & Dick

Nick & Dick

1997

This classic folk album mixes studio tracks with live sessions recorded in and around Shoreham, Sussex. Pynn and Durrant originals along with traditional British & North American folk tunes in Richard Durrant’s last “tape” recorded album. The album resulted in the founding of the trio Nick, Dick & Tom.

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The Guitar Whisperer

The Guitar Whisperer

2009

Filmed live at the Minerva Theatre Chichester, The Guitar Whisperer is a Seventh Art Production by film maker Phil Grabsky which includes Walton’s Five Bagatelles, Bach on the Banjo, Tubular Bells and Electric Counterpoint plus an in depth, unedited interview with Richard Durrant.

‘One is left with the impression of a man who loves music and life in equal measure.’ Gramophone

The No 26 Bus to Paraguay (book)

The Number 26 Bus to Paraguay

2011 saw the beginning of a Paraguayan musical adventure which inspired some of Richard Durrant’s  finest work, amazing tales, three albums, awards and accolades. In this beautifully produced book he tells his story in music, pictures and words.

‘…something of a love letter to Paraguay, the country’s guitar music and Agustin Barrios ‘Mangoré’ in particular.’  Norman Darwen RNR

Tan y Bwlch (score)

The complete score for Richard Durrant’s first Ukulele Quartet. Tan y Bwlch is scored for solo ukulele and three groups of ukulele players in standard re-entrant tuning.

Tutorial videos are also available on richarddurrantacademy.com where PDFs of the individual parts can be downloaded.