Culture Ireland at Folk Alliance International 2018
Culture Ireland returns to Kansas City, MIssouri this week for the 2018 edition of Folk Alliance International (14 – 18 February 2018). This marks the fourth year of Culture Ireland’s presence at the music industry showcase. This year, seven artists/bands are supported as they participate in the Official Showcase Programme.
Since its first involvement in 2015, Culture Ireland has expanded its presence at the event and this year, supports the artists on its own Showcase Stage on Saturday 17th February evening at Pershing North.
These artists are:
• Daoiri Farrell
• In the Willows
• John Blek
• Mick Flannery
• Old Hannah
• Wallis Bird
• Ye Vagabonds
The annual February conference (celebrating its 30th year) draws 2,700 artists and industry (agents, managers, publishers, labels, festival/venue presenters, promoters) dedicated to folk music. Delegates who attended the 2017 conference represented 27 countries including the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Scandinavia, Mexico, and Japan.
The Official Showcase Performance will be attended by a large amount of industry professionals and should create further opportunities for these artists. Culture Ireland works with Mid-America Arts Alliance to support the attendance of venue programmers and presenters from across Mid-West US.
In addition to the Official Showcase Programme performances, the artists undertake many other private showcase performances – a full schedule is available here.
Culture Ireland will host a stand in the Trade Exhibition Hall (Stand 803)
Further details of Folk Alliance International including schedule of the entire event is available here.