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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.

The project is managed by Playpen Management, and the event partners with the Manchester Folk Festival programmed by So It Is and hosted by Home Central Manchester.

The event is funded by Arts Council England with support from EFDSS and Home. 

EFEx takes place over the third weekend of October in Central Manchester, with the event offering opportunities to see live performances by showcasing artists.

Delegates from the UK and abroad can expect to see a host of established and up-and-coming, professional, export-ready artists throughout the weekend performing both at Manchester Folk Festival and at private showcases and receptions exclusive to English Folk Expo delegates.

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