Stringhenge is Richard Durrant’s latest creative adventure – a wistful, peculiarly British, acoustic affair full of neolithic imagery and densely woven tunes. Typically the show is playing in unusual venues. Wilmington is an important stop on Richard’s tour – he has just played a Stringhenge gig near the Uffington Horse in Oxfordshire and in the early 1990’s he lived in Wilmington Priory at the feet of the Long Man.
In Stringhenge the maverick guitarist and composer is living on the folk/classical cusp playing his own distinctive, solo guitar music alongside a fascinating collection of other English melodies. He also introduces his trademark arrangements of unaccompanied Bach juxtaposed, for the first time, with British Isles folk tunes. The effect is striking, almost as if he’s using the high baroque to unlock the hill barrows and henges of Britain.
Tickets £16, £15, £5 from 01323 870149 or www.richarddurrant.com
Tenor Guitar by Ian Chisholm, Concert Guitar by Gary Southwell.
PLEASE NOTE: This event is not organised by Hailsham Festival of Arts & Culture. Please book by calling 01323 870149