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At the heart of English folk

English Folk Expo

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) is a founding partner of the English Folk Expo (EFEx), the most important showcase event to sell English folk music to a national and international delegation of buyers.

English Folk Expo is a Sector Support Organisation within Arts Council England's National Porfolio. In addition it is supported by EFDSS and So It Is. The event is based at HOME, Manchester and runs alongside the public Manchester Folk Festival.

EFEx 2019 will place on 17 to 20 October in central Manchester. Delegates from the UK and abroad will see a host of established and up-and-coming professional, export-ready artists, performing at Manchester Folk Festival as well as at private showcases and receptions exclusive to English Folk Expo.

EFDSS chose three artists and bands to showcase at the English Folk Expo (EFEx) 2018:


Afternoon reception, Thursday 18 October

Alden, Patterson and Dashwood

Morning performance, Friday 19 October

Bryony Griffith

Morning performance, Friday 19 October

2019 artists will be announcement soon


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