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Maverick barefoot musician, composer and world class guitar virtuoso Richard Durrant is set for another magical, wintry Christmas tour of UK venues with guest singer Amy Kakoura. Durrant’s inspiration comes from christian, pagan and folk traditions and it is this plus his own distinctive originals that have created a live show a million miles from the more commercial aspects normally associated with this time of year.
Richard says “I have a deep love of music that evokes the middle of winter and my acoustic instruments, with the help of Amy’s voice (half Irish, half Greek), seem to go in search of the magic that surrounds both the solstice and Christmas.”
Durrant’s talent for acoustic music and Amy Kakoura’s incredible vocals have made these concerts a much loved part of Christmas for audiences across the UK. The 2015 tour will see another sumptuous stage set with commissioned artwork, beautiful lighting and lots of candles to set the scene.
This last year has been busy for Richard. He completed a twenty date concert tour on a bicycle carrying his entire show to each venue between Shoreham and the Isle of Skye. He has taken his Guitar Whisperer Show to France and Spain and, in the summer, recorded the title track of his new album The Girl at the Airport with the City of Prague Philharmonic. Next year his guitar travels will continue with concerts in Peru, Paraguay, France, Spain and the UK.
Richard Durrant is not only a world class, virtuoso guitarist, he is a creative force and his Christmas shows are amongst his most beautiful creations.
With the evocative and wintry sound of early music from Christian, pagan and folk traditions as well as many wonderfully distinctive Durrant originals, these concerts have become a much loved part of Christmas for audiences throughout the UK.
Richard and Amy make a welcome return with music from their new CD. Whether they are performing the oldest songs in the Oxford Book of Carols or duetting on Fairytale of New York, this is a show of surprises and midwinter charm.
Fri 27th NOV – St. Johns Church, Hurst Green, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 9EA
Wed 2nd DEC – Hinton Martel Church, Dorset, BN21 7HE
Thu 3rd DEC – Chetnole Village Hall, Dorset, DT9 6NU
Fri 4th DEC – Winfrith Village Hall, Dorset, DT2 8JR
Sat 5th DEC – Sandford Orcas Village Hall, Dorset, DT9 4RX
Sun 6th DEC – Studland Village Hall, Dorset, BH19 3AE.
Thu 10th DEC – EGO Arts Venue, Tower Street, Coventry, CV1 1GS
Sat 12 DEC –Pickering Memorial Hall North Yorkshire/proceeds to Yorkshire Air Ambulance
Sun 13th DEC – Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold, North Wales, CH7 1YA
Wed 16th DEC – The Stables, Stockwell Lane, Wavendon,Milton Keynes, Bucks.
Thu 17th DEC – The Cut, 8 New Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8BY
19.30pm Tickets £12 & £5 for under 18’s Tel: 08456 732 123 newcut.org
Fri 18th DEC – St Mary & St Peter Church, The Street, Wilmington, East Sussex, BN26 5SL
Sat 19th DEC 2015 – Ropetackle, Shoreham. (matinee 3pm & evening 8pm)
Sun 20th DEC 2015 – All Saints Church, Cissbury Drive, Findon Valley. Worthing. West Sussex, BN14 0DL
Mon 21st DEC – The Pound, Pound Pill, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 9HX