Chichester Cathedral
Yes it’s true! Richard Durrant is incapable of resting on his laurels for long so after the sell out world premiere of his Ukulele Concerto on Sunday and the debut of his new 17-piece band, The Burning Deck he’s out on the road again – this time to the south of France for the beginning of his latest Stringhenge Tour 2017.  One of the highlights of this tour has to be the one in the spectacular setting of Chichester Cathedral with its tall spire rising above its green copper roof which can be seen for many miles across the flat meadows of West Sussex.
Chichester Cathedral

Chichester Cathedral

This spire is traditionally an important landmark for sailors too being the only medieval English cathedral visible from the sea. This tower is actually a replica built at the end of the 19th century by the great Sir George Gilbert Scott – the original one had stood for 450 years before it suddenly collapsed in on itself in 1861.

Fortunately no-one was hurt! 28 September at 7.30pm is the date and time for this one. As with all the Stringhenge concerts it features acoustic music inspired by the British Isles. In fact, this show is a uniquely British exploration of unplugged, acoustic music on the folk/classical cusp. And is a sample of what’s to come with The Bog Oak Bouree – Richard’s arrangement of the Bouree from the 1st Lute Suite in Em. It is very much Richard’s own version but it also gives a respectful nod to Davey Graham and Jethro Tull:
“This is a real journey of discovery for me – exploring a love of Britain without tripping over the spectre of patriotism”. – Richard Durrant
And of course there are also the incredible instruments which will resonate particularly beautifully in the splendid acoustics of Chichester Cathedral with the amazing Uffington Tenor Guitar by Ian Chisholm and the Concert Guitar by Gary Southwell made from a 5,000 year old bog oak. As for the other venues on the Stringhenge tour, this map tells the story. And every venue has its own story – Richard played a Stringhenge gig this midsummer by the Uffington Hourse for example but his plan was always to play a gig at the Autumn equinox next to the LongMan of Wilmington – and here it is on the tour on 20 September. Click on the link below to find it to out about the venue nearest you.  

Upcoming events

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Stringhenge: Acoustic Music Inspired by the British Isles – Ditchling – SOLD OUT

24 March 2017 : 7:30 pm£16 - The Old Meeting House
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Stringhenge: Acoustic Music Inspired by the British Isles

30 March 2017 : 7:30 pmToll Gavel United Church
Stringehenge tour

Stringhenge: Acoustic Music Inspired by the British Isles

22 April 2017 : 8:00 pmRopetackle Arts Centre
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Stringhenge: Acoustic Music Inspired by the British Isles – Mold

26 May 2017 : 8:00 pmTheatr Clwyd
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Stringhenge: Acoustic Music Inspired by the British Isles – Farringdon, Oxfordshire

23 June 2017 : 8:00 pm£14 - St Nicholas Church
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Stringhenge: Acoustic Music Inspired by the British Isles – Corsham

24 June 2017 : 7:30 pmThe Pound Arts Centre
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Stringhenge: Acoustic Music Inspired by the British Isles – Bexhill-on-Sea

30 June 2017 : 7:30 pmSt Peter’s Church
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Stringhenge: Acoustic Music Inspired by the British Isles – Arboras, France

16 September 2017 : 6:30 pmArboras Church
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Stringhenge: Acoustic Music Inspired by the British Isles – Wilmington

20 September 2017 : 7:30 pm£5 – £16 - St Mary’s & St Peter’s Church
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Stringhenge: Acoustic Music Inspired by the British Isles – Tunbridge Wells

21 September 2017 : 8:00 pmTrinity Theatre
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Stringhenge: Acoustic Music Inspired by the British Isles – York

22 September 2017 : 7:30 pmNational Centre for Early Music
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Stringhenge: Acoustic Music Inspired by the British Isles – Appleby

24 September 2017 : 7:30 pmAppleby Public Hall
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Stringhenge: Acoustic Music Inspired by the British Isles – Chichester

28 September 2017 : 7:30 pm£6 – £20 - Chichester Cathedral
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Stringhenge: Acoustic Music Inspired by the British Isles – Isle of Wight

29 September 2017 : 8:00 pmThe Quay Arts Centre
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Stringhenge: Acoustic Music Inspired by the British Isles – Kingskerwell

30 September 2017 : 7:30 pmKingskerwell Parish Church
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Stringhenge: Acoustic Music Inspired by the British Isles – Halesworth

16 November 2017 : 7:30 pmThe Cut Halesworth
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Stringhenge: Acoustic Music Inspired by the British Isles – Aslockton

17 November 2017 : 7:30 pmThomas Cranmer Centre
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Richard Durrant’s Stringhenge – Ditchling

2 March 2018 : 7:30 pm£16
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Stringhenge acoustic music inspired by the British landscape – Bemmel, Holland

10 March 2018 : 8:30 pmTheaterkerk
Richard Durrant Studio

Richard Durrant: Stringhenge, One Year On – Shoreham-by-Sea

6 April 2018 : 8:00 pmRopetackle Arts Centre
Stringhenge

Richard Durrant’s Stringhenge Album Launch Tour – Orkney

1 June 2018 : 7:30 pm£5 – £10 - St Magnus Cathedral
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Richard Durrant’s Stringhenge Album Launch Tour – Boat of Garten

3 June 2018 : 7:30 pmThe Boat of Garten Community Hall
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Richard Durrant’s Stringhenge Album Launch Tour – Edinburgh

7 June 2018 : 7:30 pm£5 – £16 - Greyfriars Kirk
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Richard Durrant’s Stringhenge Album Launch Tour – Holy Island

8 June 2018 : 7:00 pmThe Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin
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Richard Durrant’s Stringhenge Album Launch Tour – Pickering

10 June 2018 : 7:30 pm£5 – £14 - Pickering Memorial Hall
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