GUITARIST and composer Richard Durrant is on a midsummer tour of the UK, which has visited Kingkerswell Parish Church in Devon, and continues to an 11th century church in Sussex on 23rd June.
Audiences are enjoying listening to Richard playing JS Bach’s 3rd Cello Suite played in its entirety on the ukulele, as well as British folk melodies played on tenor guitar and several 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 he cycled his concerts from Orkney Cathedral all the way to the Sussex coast, and included a live performance on BBC Radio 3 from Sherwood Forest. He also released his first double album, Stringhenge.
The tour continues on 8th June at Baulking, 12th at Bexhill-on-Sea, 20th at Crawley, 21st at Brighton, 22nd at Stoke Golding, where the Tudor dynasty was born, and ending at the Grade I listed church of St John the Baptist at Clayton near Hassocks, with its exception collection of wall paintings.