2014 - 'Ghosts Of Heroes'
Richard was lead artist on the Festival On The Moor - two year Heritage Lottery Funded project , which engaged young people of Eskdale School & Caedmon College, Whitby and local musicians , in the creation of two performances on the theme of World War 1 in the Whitby area.
The project was in three parts
1) The Rohilla Disaster - Whitby 1914 2) The Bombardment of Whitby and 3) Ghosts Of Heroes - Life in Whitby and the front 1914-18.
This finally resulted in the creation of two main productions, and subsequent CD's titled 'Stormbound' and 'Ghosts Of Heroes'.
A short project with the pupils of Danby C of E School, North Yorkshire. Several visits to Cleveland Ironstone Museum, preceded production of visual art and pupils also helped in composing a song titled 'Northern Drift' which tells of the life of a miner employed at the Loftus Ironstone Mine, East Cleveland. Richards Great Grandfather Jos. Grainger , of Commondale was described in a past census' as an 'Ironstone Worker and Cowkeeper'' so Richard without doubt feels a connection to the subject.
Town In Time
Our Town Project and 'Day At The Dome'
Skinningrove Song Book Project