Concert guitarist Richard Durrant brings seasonal tour to Sussex

Richard Durrant and Amy Kakoura. Picture by Dawn Jee
Richard Durrant and Amy Kakoura. Picture by Dawn Jee
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Guitarist Richard Durrant is taking his Candlelit Christmas Concerts on tour with special guest singer Amy Kakoura.

On Friday, December 18, Richard is playing at St. Mary & St. Peter Church in Wilmington. The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £16 or £14. Call 01273 453422.

On Sunday, December 20, Richard will perform at All Saints Church, Findon Valley, from 7.30pm. Mulled wine will be available from 7pm and tickets cost £12 (free for under 16s).

Call 01903 872090.

Richard is also launching a new Christmas album with his tour, which will be available to purchase on the night.

Maverick barefoot musician, composer and world-class guitar virtuoso Richard Durrant is set for another magical, wintry event.

Richard’s inspiration comes from Christian, pagan and folk traditions. These elements, combined with Richard’s distinctive original songs, have created a live show that is very removed from the more commercial aspects of Christmas.

Richard said: “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.”

Richard’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 past 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.

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