Awards for Young Musicians

Giving talent a chance

Des Simmons Award for Guitar


Made for the first time in 2014, this Award goes to the best young guitarist of the year.

Des Simmons, who died suddenly in 2013, was an exceptional musician as well as an enthusiastic supporter of young musicians. This Award was initiated by Des’s partner, Sinead Hall, and his daughter Maisie, with the help of fantastic fundraising from his many friends.


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