English Folk Expo (EFEx) is an international showcase of English folk music. Originally held in Bury, in 2017 it moved into the First Street quarter of central Manchester, basing itself at the new £25m arts centre HOME, where it is presented in tandem with a new public festival, Manchester Folk Festival. It is always held the weekend before WOMEX.
In 2018, Wales is EFEx’s international partner. Under the banner of Cerdd Cymru : Music Wales, we’ll be presenting some of the passionate Welsh musicians currently sharing their music with the world to EFEx’s 180 or so international delegates: agents, promoters, music programmers and festival organisers from across the globe.
On Friday 19th October Cerdd Cymru : Music Wales will host an afternoon showcase reception with EFEx for delegates at the Great Northern Warehouse, Manchester. At this we’ll be presenting Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita, 9Bach, Gwyneth Glyn and ALAW.