Culture Ireland Delegation at Folk Alliance International
Continuing its expanded presence at Folk Alliance International in 2017, Culture Ireland is leading a delegation of Irish musicians and supporting six artists who have been selected to participate in their Official Showcase programme in Kansas City, Missouri from 15 – 19 February 2017.
These artists are:
• Baile an Salsa
• Tiz McNamara
• Orlagh de Bhaldraithe
• Hermitage Green
• Aindrias de Staic
• Socks in the Frying Pan
The annual February conference (now in its 29th year) with the 2017 theme of Forbidden Fruit - draws over 2,000 artists and industry (agents, managers, publishers, labels, festival/venue presenters, promoters, media) dedicated to folk music. Delegates who attended the 2016 conference represented 17 countries including the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Scandinavia, Mexico, and Japan.
In addition to their Showcase performances, Culture Ireland is presenting a special Showcase event in association with Mid-America Arts Alliance. This will consist of short acoustic performance by each of the six artists in front of an invited audience of US-based programmers and presenters.
Culture Ireland will host a stand in the Trade Exhibition Hall (Stand 305.)
Further details of Folk Alliance International including schedule of the entire event is available here.
Picture: We Banjo 3 performing at the 2016 Showcase Performance co-hosted by Culture Ireland and Mid-America Arts Alliance at Folk Alliance. #faicultureireland