Hello and welcome to the 11th Ards International Guitar festival. As always, we hope to have brought you a wide and varied selection of guitar entertainment. It is always a great pleasure to be involved in this event, and as we enter the second decade, there are a few changes behind the scenes. It’s still all the same people doing the work, just with new titles, and a different structure of organization. Hopefully all you’ll notice from the viewing side is that this continues to be the fantastic celebration of guitar music it always has been.
Thanks for making the festival what it has become, because without the support of the audiences, we couldn’t do this.
-Ernie McMillen Director and Avalon Guitar Luthier