This sneak preview of the Stringhenge double album gives a flavour of what we can expect from Richard Durrant’s much anticipated new double album…
1st June sees the first performance of Stringhenge. It also heralds the start of Richard Durrant’s marathon cycle ride from the Orkney islands to the English Channel. The three week, 1,500 mile, musical adventure will see concert guitarist and composer Richard Durrant performing in a cathedral, the oldest recital hall in Europe, country churches, arts centres and festivals in a programme of British folk music, Durrant originals and music by JS Bach. Richard Durrant cites the British landscape as the main inspiration for this tour. But the instruments played at each gig also played a huge part in the formation of this project as Richard explains…
“I’m lucky to be playing what I believe to be the world’s most beautiful concert guitar. It was made from 5,000 year old English Oak by the Lincolnshire Luthier Gary Southwell and the instrument feels like a sacred object. You will also hear my four string tenor guitar (the Uffington Tenor by Ian Chisholm) and a ukulele set aside purely for the music of JS Bach”.
And the new Stringhenge double album will be available on vinyl, CD and download. It is also somewhat unusual as it includes several guest musicians, the Sompting Village Morris and of course Durrant’s unique multi-instrumental skills. Stringhenge
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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
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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
As well as buying tickets in advance for the tour concerts you can also pre-order copies of Stringhenge on vinyl, CD or download. If you would like to cycle with Richard and his co-rider Sean please contact us.
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