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The Guitar Whisperer

Don’t you love it when a hunch pays off? Having flagged up in a previous post Richard Durrant‘s appearance at The Brunton Theatre as a promising idea for a school outing, the evening exceeded all expectations. A party of 16 pupils from Campie and Wallyford enjoyed a marvellous and varied recital and spent an excited interval meeting Richard, asking him questions, seeing his guitars close up (and holding one) and having programmes autographed. We couldn’t have hoped for a more personable and encouraging performer who was genuinely delighted to see so many young, animated faces at a gig.

Featured in this picture is the signature model of an intriguing guitar with a beautiful sound, made by Gary Hearn. The pupils were impressed to hear that this particular one weighed in at £6,500, which must make their own ¾ sized guitar/case/book package seem a bargain at £30.

The staff at the Brunton were extremely helpful and friendly and, at the end of the evening, offered the pupils posters as souvenirs.

Many thanks to Sheila Laing, Iain Bruce, Debbie Beverage, Mrs. Fleming and Lesley Smith for their work in making the evening possible.

We look forward to a return visit of this wonderful and creative player and wish him luck for his trip to Paraguay where, in the late composer’s house, he is to launch his CD of music by Agustín Barrios entitled “The Number 26 Bus to Paraguay

Why not visit Richard’s YouTube Channel – where you can also get an idea of the many captivating animations and films which form part of the programme?

Camera Ritmata

Simon Thacker, formerly of Knox Academy, recently sent me information about his group Camera Ritmata‘s Edinburgh Festival Fringe gig (details below). Along with special guest, Daisy Chute (of All Angels), the group comprises: Paul Harrison (piano), Mario Caribé (bass) & Stuart Brown (drums).


When – Saturday 23 Aug at 19:30

Where – Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA

Booking – Tickets – £14 (£12), box office: (0131) 665 2240 or you can book online here.