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Pierre Bensusan

Date: 
Monday 05th November 2012

'2008 World Music Guitarist of The Year' Guitar Player Magazine

'Bensusan's inveterate pursuit of music's less navigated terrain is still a show-stopper and resonates long after he's sounded his final note' Irish Times

Described by the L.A. Times as "one of the most unique and brilliant acoustic guitar veterans in the world music scene today", Pierre Bensusan was voted "Best World Music Guitar Player in 2008" by Guitar Player Magazine Readers Choice. His name became synonymous with contemporary acoutsic guitar genius, long before the terms New Age, New Acoustic Music or World Music were invented. He has the ability to make a single guitar sound like an entire band as he brings the audience on a mesmerizing musical journey. And yet, Bensusan is more than what any musician or music lover expects from a guitarist. He is a composer as well as a bilingual and a brave improvisational vocalist, melding whistles and resonant low notes with something like his own scat technique.

There is a sense of something both playful and serious in his work, an unparalleled sense of freedom in his compositions and his improvisations. His "manner" of playing defies classification - crossing world, classical, jazz, traditional, folk and more. None can be isolated as simply “Brazilian”, "Arabic" or “French”; rather, they represent our world in its current state, a world sharing itself, fusing cultures together in ways we have never experienced. Not to be missed!

Tickets: 
€20

Early Dinner in Ballymaloe at 6pm Followed by concert 8pm €65. Booking essential on: 021 4652531

There is a deal with Satellite Taxi for 20% off for transport to/from Cork City. If a few members shared a cab - or better yet an 8 person mini-bus - the cost per person is very affordable.

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Date: 
Monday 05th November 2012
Tickets: 
€20

Early Dinner in Ballymaloe at 6pm Followed by concert 8pm €65. Booking essential on: 021 4652531

There is a deal with Satellite Taxi for 20% off for transport to/from Cork City. If a few members shared a cab - or better yet an 8 person mini-bus - the cost per person is very affordable.

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