English Folk Expo is a three-day showcase festival and international folk music trade fair, featuring talent from England plus an annual ‘international partner’. It attracts bookers, festivals, arts centres, folk clubs, agents and promoters from all over the UK, Europe and Canada (and elsewhere), and is taking place in Manchester from 18th-21st October 2018.
As International Partner for 2018, there will be four showcase slots for Wales at EFEx 2018. Alaw, 9Bach, Gwyneth Glyn and Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita have been selected to appear in front of the invited delegation of 180 UK and international festival and venue programmers, agents, media, press and industry decision makers; as well as a public audience, under the banner of the Manchester Folk Festival. EFEx showcases over forty artists across three days, providing a packed schedule for its delegates, including networking events, a trade fair, label showcases and receptions.
Wales at EFEx 2018 is a partnership between Wales Arts International, trac and Theatr Mwldan under the Cerdd Cymru Music Wales brand, funded by Arts Council of Wales.
There’s more information here https://www.englishfolkexpo.com/