Richard Durrant celebrates the launch of Stringhenge the double album by cycling his solo show from Orkney to Sussex throughout the month of June…
The music for Stringhenge is directly inspired by the British landscape so how better to celebrate the launch of the new album than with a concert tour covering the length of Great Britain. This tour will take in some of the most iconic locations in Scotland and England – here are some of the highlights…
Starting on 1 June in St Magnus Cathedral on the island of Orkney – begun in 1137 for the bishops of Orkney when they were ruled by the Norse Earls.
On the mainland one of the concerts will be at Edinburgh’s Greyfriars Kirk – one of the city’s oldest surviving buildings and an important place in the history of the Scottish Covenanters.
Along the coast of Northumberland to the remote Holy Island of Lindisfarne and the little Saxon church founded by St Aidan in 635 AD and still a centre of pilgrimage today.
In the city of spires, Oxford and the Holywell Music Rooom – the oldest purpose-built music room in Europe, and Britain’s first concert hall dating from 1748.
And finally to a host of venues along the South coast including BOAT – Brighton Open Air Theatre – Placed in The Tatler’s top six outdoor theatres which included Shakespeare’s Globe.
As well as buying tickets in advance for the tour concerts you can also pre-order copies of Stringhenge on vinyl, CD or download. You can even join Richard (and co-rider Sean) for part of the cycling journey between Orkney and Lindisfarne (June 1st to 8th).
And finally a huge thank you to everyone who supported last week’s fantastic event with at The Hawth in Crawley with Six Grooves for Ukulele. We had a really brillant audience, the amazing Richard Durrent Orchestra and a superb group of community ukulele players..