Richard Durrant presents

Music for Midsummer

Wednesday 22nd June


Critically acclaimed guitarist and composer Richard Durrant returns to BOAT as part of his popular 27-day Music for Midsummer tour 2022.

At this concert Richard will play his Sussex downland inspired “The Crest, The Coombe, The Twitten” and the richly melodic “Book of Spells” on a concert guitar made from a 5,000 year old English oak.

You will also hear unaccompanied Bach played on a ukulele made from cedar rescued from the Oregon “Biscuit Fire”.

Now in its eighth year, Richard’s 2022 musical pilgrimage takes him from the magnificent St Magnus Cathedral on Orkney, through the UK to Brighton Open Air Theatre for midsummer and further concerts in Sussex and Kent. Once again, to reduce his carbon footprint, Richard will be travelling between venues by bicycle carrying his instruments on a trailer.

To coincide with the tour a new album “The Sleep of a King” will be launched. Like much of Richard’s music this collection of original guitar solos is inspired by the landscape of the British Isles.

“My new favourite guitarist…Richard Durrant sits completely outside the accepted genres.  He has a peculiar and wonderful mind.”  Tom Robinson BBC6 Music

“Brimful of technically impressive guitar playing on the folk/ classical cusp, with nimble runs, deft arpeggios and quicksilver fingering.” The Independent

“Extraordinary virtuosity… A simply unmissable treat.” Classic FM Magazine

“He takes to the stage like El Cid…his virtuosity cinematic in scale.” Brighton Argus


Run time: 110 minutes


Age recommendation: All ages


Full Price £18

Concession £15



Wed 22nd June6pm7pm