The evening will be family-friendly and full of midwinter charm.
“An all-embracing winter tapestry…whether pure instrumental or paired with Amy Kakoura’s soothing tones, it’s a tasteful celebration.” Guitar & Bass Magazine
The Brighton born musician, who has toured as a soloist all over the world and likes to mix things up musically, sees the festive season through a Pagan as well as a Christian lens:
“I love midwinter and carefully mark the solstice, but I’m also drawn to the true meaning of Christmas itself. And then there’s that crazy music that re-emerges each year! As the nights draw in, do I listen to a 12th-century carol or some 1970’s chart music?”
With the help of his regular winter companions, the singer Amy Kakoura and master fiddler Nick Pynn (who will also play the dulcimer, musical saw and bass pedals), Richard’s 2019 tour is musically richer than ever. Virtuoso guitar solos, the oldest song in the Oxford Book of Carols, Breton folk, British fiddle tunes and some well-chosen curiosities from the charts, all played from behind shimmering candlelight, seem to indicate his desire to draw the audience closer. Certainly, the musical diversity indicates a very particular and inclusive take on our shared wintertime with Christmas, the Solstice and an inherent, heartfelt generosity, warmth and optimism at the very heart of the show.
Last year the trio’s live version of XTC’s Love on a Farmboy’s Wages proved such a curiosity that it was aired on BBC6 Music. Subsequently, a small collection of live recordings from Christmas 2018 were released during the tour.
Tickets cost: Adults £16, Concessions £14; all children under 16 FREE with a full paying adult, additional children £6 and are available from Beverley Library or call 01262 678258 or visit Bridspa.com