Culture Ireland at WOMEX 2016
Culture Ireland led a delegation to WOMEX World Music Expo which took place in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain from Wednesday 19 to Sunday 23 October 2016
WOMEX has become the most important international professional market for world music of every kind including folk, roots, ethnic and traditional music. The four-day event attracts in excess of 2,000 delegates from over 90 countries, including hundreds of concert and festival bookers, labels, publishers, distributors, managers and the world's media.
Culture Ireland has led a delegation of musicians, agents and promoters to WOMEX since 2010 and supported selected bands to perform at this key showcase event.
Culture Ireland's presence at WOMEX is as a partner in Horizons, an initiative of music export and cultural agencies from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
In addition to attending networking events and showcase performances, the Irish delegates are also required to attend at the Irish stand.
The Irish delegates for WOMEX 2016 are Rob Farhat (Ensemble Ériu), Martin Nolan (MPI Bands), Sharon Rollston (Music Network), Alan Doherty (ALDOC) and Jody Ackland (Booking Agent).
The Horizons Partnership has compiled a Spotify Playlist of supported artists which can be accessed here.
For further information on The Horizons Partnership, please click here
For further information on WOMEX 16, please click here.