Folk Alliance International 2018
Official Showcase Applications Open At Folk Alliance Website
Closing Date – 13 September 2017
Since 2015, Culture Ireland has led a delegation to Folk Alliance International and supported Irish Artists who have been selected to perform as part of the Official Showcase Programme.
Folk Alliance International is currently accepting applications for participation in the Official Showcase programme for its 30th edition (14 – 18 February 2018).
Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the annual event attracts over 2,500 artists and industry (agents, managers, publishers, labels, festival/venue presenters, promoters, media) dedicated to folk music and associated genres.
Delegates who attended the 2017 conference represented 27 countries including, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States.
Showcase Bands supported by Culture Ireland in 2017 were: Baile an Salsa, Tiz McNamara, Orlagh de Bhaldraithe, Hermitage Green, Aindrias de Staic, Socks in the Frying Pan.
Artists and Musicians who wish to be considered for the Official Showcase Programme should apply through the Folk Alliance International website here.
PLEASE NOTE THAT CULTURE IRELAND IS NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. THESE SHOULD BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE FOLK ALLIANCE WEBSITE.(www.folk.org)
Hermitage Green, one of the Culture Ireland Showcase Artists at the 2017 Folk Alliance International Conference