Acoustic Guitar Virtuoso Pierre Bensusan Announces UK / Ireland Tour

Published 3 years ago on August 2, 2020

By Jonathan Graham

Over the past 40+ years, French-Algerian fingerstyle acoustic guitar virtuoso Pierre Bensusan has taken his unique blend of world, Celtic, jazz, Arabic and folk-inspired music to all corners of the globe. On Sunday, October 30 he kicks off his UK / Ireland Fall Tour celebrating his birthday with a concert in in London, winding his way through England and Scotland then capping it off in Galway, Ireland.

Winner of the 2014 The Independent Music Awards in the Live Performance Album category for his triple live album "Encore", Bensusan is recognized as one of the great guitar players of the 21st century. Described as a ‘genius’ by the likes of Jon Gomm and Melody Maker, immortalized by the tune ‘Bensusan’ written in tribute by the late Michael Hedges, and referenced as an important inspiration to many other great musicians, Pierre Bensusan is a one-of-a-kind artist whose music transcends genre and time. At the Ards International Guitar Festival (Northern Ireland), Bensusan was presented the festival's "Lifetime Achievement Award".  He is in good company with previous winners including Martin Taylor, Martin Simpson, John Renbourn and Davey Graham.

UK & Ireland Dates 

Oct 30, 2016 The Half Moon, LONDON, UK
Oct 31, 2016 The Half Moon, LONDON, UK
Nov 1, 2016 Komedia, BRIGHTON, UK
Nov 2, 2016 Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, MAIDENHEAD, UK
Nov 5, 2016 Bristol Folk House, BRISTOL, UK
Nov 6, 2016 The King Arthur, GLASTONBURY, UK
Nov 9, 2016 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, LIVERPOOL, UK
Nov 10, 2016 Broadoak Hotel, ASHTON-UNDER-LYME
Nov 11, 2016 Crown and Mitre Hotel, CARLISLE, UK
Nov 12, 2016 Milngavie FC, MILNGAVIE, SCOTLAND
Nov 14, 2016 Traverse Theatre, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Nov 16, 2016 Oh Yeah Music Centre, BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND
Nov 17, 2016 The Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre, ARMAGH, NORTHERN IRELAND
Nov 18, 2016 Regional Cultural Centre, LETTERKENNY, IRELAND
Nov 19, 2016 The Dublin Unitarian Church, DUBLIN, IRELAND
Nov 20, 2016 Monroe's, GALWAY, IRELAND


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