Critically acclaimed guitarist and composer Richard Durrant returns to
St Peter’s Church, Bexhill as part of his popular 27-day Music for Midsummer
At this concert Richard will play his Sussex downland inspired “The Crest,
The Coombe, The Twitten” and the richly melodic “Book of Spells” on a
concert guitar made from a 5,000 year old English oak.
You will also hear unaccompanied Bach played on a ukulele made from
cedar rescued from the Oregon “Biscuit Fire”.
Now in its eighth year, Richard’s 2022 musical pilgrimage takes him from
the magnificent St Magnus Cathedral on Orkney, through the UK to Brighton
Open Air Theatre for midsummer and further concerts in Sussex and
Kent. Once again, to reduce his carbon footprint, Richard will be travelling
between venues by bicycle carrying his instruments on a trailer.
To coincide with the tour a new album “The Sleep of a King” will be launched.
Like much of Richard’s music this collection of original guitar solos is
inspired by the landscape of the British Isles.
Says Richard: “The intense joy I feel performing live can only be enhanced
by sharing the stage each night with my bicycle!”
St Peter’s Church, Church Street, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 2HE
Starts 7.30. Tickets £16, £15 (conc) & £5 for under 18’s. Available from the
DLWP box office 01424 229111, online at www.dlwp.com or at the door.