On Saturday 21st October Manchester locals The Breath will be performing a very special in-the-round concert, while also announced is a solo show by Michele Stodart of The Magic Numbers.

Other artists newly announced for across the event are Amy Thatcher & Francesca Knowles, Annie Dressner, Chris Cleverley, Chris Fox, Clara Mann, Coruja Jones, Eliza Marshall, Jon Wilks, Katie O’Malley, Katie Spencer, Kirk McElhinney, Man The Lifeboats, Me Lost Me, Nunnery Norheim, Ruth Lyon, Sally In The Woods, The Dove & The Dragon and The Often Herd.

Showcasing EFEx Mentees

And our four English Folk Expo mentees, currently undergoing a year of mentorship, training and performance experience under the EFEx one year mentorship programme, also join the bill for EFEx ’23.  They are George Boomsma, Hannah Scott, Heather Ferrier (pictured) and Maddie Morris.

International Partner Artists Announced

Further adding to newly announced artists are our guest international artists performing in our now expanded partnership programme which for the first time presents four partner showcases rather than our usual one.

Prince Edward Island presented by Music PEI: Catherine MacLellan, Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys, Inn Echo
South Korea presented by Seoul Music Week: Gonia, Groove&, Gray By Silver
Flanders powered by Festival Dranouter: Broes, MarvaraTom Theuns & Aurélie Dorzée
Sweden presented by Export Music Sweden: FränderNorthern Resonance, Symbio


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