Magical candlelit gigs from virtuoso guitarist

Richard Durrant
Richard Durrant

Richard Durrant, the UK’s only barefoot, stand-up, un-classical guitarist, is preparing for his last round of gigs for 2014.

The musician is coming to St Mary & St Peter Church, The Street, Wilmington, on Friday, December 12, and St Peter & St Mary Church, Fishbourne, on Saturday, December 13.

He is also set to perform matinee and evening shows at the Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham, on Saturday, December 20.

Richard offers eclectic gigs, incorporating sounds, imagery, and commissioned artwork.

The UK’s busiest touring virtuoso guitarist is looking forward to these magical, candlelit Christmas concerts.

This year’s Christmas tour has even more sparkle as it includes music from Richard’s album, Christmas Guitars, featuring guest vocalist Amy Kakoura and the unmistakable voice of Barry Cryer. Highlights will include early English carols, European Christmas songs and superb guitar suite, The Polar Bear, with narration recorded by Barry Cryer (featured on the album).

The comedy star plays it straight, reciting haiku verse in Durrant’s moving depiction of a mother bear and her cubs’ desperate swim for survival.

Gig details

l December 12: St Mary & St Peter Church, The Street, Wilmington, 7.30pm, £16 (£14 concession). Call 01273 453422 or visit

l December 13: St Peter & St Mary Church, Fishbourne, 7.30pm, £12 (£10 concession). Call 01243 785378.

l December 20: Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham, matinee and evening shows. Call 01273 464440 or visit rope