About this event
From 12th-century carols to chart music evoking the magic of mid-winter.
Maverick musician, guitarist and songwriter Richard Durrant’s Candlelit Christmas Concerts have become a family tradition up and down the country heralding the start of the festive season. For many, this tour (now in its 17th year) captures the true meaning of midwinter.
The show is a feast of carols, original songs, folk, classical & early music in which Richard and band strive to find just the right midwinter tone. This is a festive trip to the theatre with a less commercial vibe, packed full of great music and good humour.
Richard’s Christmas concerts have become a much loved tradition for audiences across the UK. His musical quest to find the true meaning of Christmas combines British folk and early music with Pagan and Christian songs.
For Christmas this year, Richard is joined by regular collaborators Amy Kakoura, Daisy Durrant and Django Durrant for an unforgettable celebration of midwinter. Audiences will be treated to some of the oldest entries in the Oxford Book of Carols plus British folk tunes, virtuoso guitar playing, new songs and some well-chosen curiosities all played from behind shimmering candlelight.
With their embarrassment of riches, the four troubadours of Richard‘s Christmas band will be delighted to lead their audiences through the frost and snow of each performance.