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Pierre Awarded 'Lifetime Achievement Award' From Ards International Guitar Festival

At the end of Pierre's recent concert at the Queen's Hall in Newtonards, as part of the Ards International Guitar Festival, Pierre was presented with the festival's "Lifetime Achievement Award".  Pierre is in good company with previous winners including Martin Taylor, Martin Simpson, John Renbourn and Davey Graham.

"When deciding the recipient of the 2014 Ards International Guitar Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, we could not think of a more deserving artist than Pierre Bensusan for his outstanding contribution to guitar and music spanning a 40 year career."

Pierre was presented with the award to his complete surprise at the end of his concert.

"It's a great honour.  Many, many thanks!  I am very honoured and humbled!"

Previous recipients of the Ards International Guitar Festival's Lifetime Achievement Award are...

1999 Norman Watson
2000 Davey Graham
2001 Henry McCullough
2002 John Renbourn
2003 Louis Stewart
2004 John Martyn
2005 Arty McGlynn
2006 Martin Simpson
2007 Eric Bell
2008 Gordon Giltrap
2009 Pat McManus
2010 Gerry Donahue
2011 Carlos Bonell
2012 Martin Taylor
2013 Preston Reed

Pierre Bensusan Ards Lifetime Achievement Award 2014

Pierre Bensusan Ards Lifetime Achievement Award 2014

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