Music For Midsummer … Throughout June the English guitarist and composer Richard Durrant presents his musical celebration of midsummer in a short series of solo concerts.
Richard, from Shoreham, Sussex, will be visiting venues in England and Wales where audiences can hear JS Bach’s 3rd Cello Suite played in its entirety on the ukulele, British Folk melodies played on Tenor Guitar and a number of Durrant originals on concert guitar. Richard says “I want to use these gigs to explore the real meaning of midsummer – and surely there’s no better way to do this than playing music and meeting people”.
Last year Richard cycled his concerts from the cathedral on Orkney all the way to the Sussex coast, including a live performance on BBC Radio 3 from Sherwood Forest. He also released his first double album STRINGHENGE, The Richard Durrant Orchestra gave its debit performance and Richard played ukulele for Prince Charles’ Birthday at Buckingham Palace.
More from the maverick guitarist “People don’t tend stop for midsummer, but I still hope to bring a moment of stillness and peace to people as we live through the very centre of the year and experience the summer solstice together”.