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EFN'S 2023 CONFERENCE was held in Manchester, England on 19 - 21 October, generously hosted by our partner (and member)  English Folk Expo (EFEx)


Download the full Conference schedule HERE

Download the full Conference programme HERE


The 4th annual EFN Conference took place in parallel with the

English Folk Expo (EFEx) and the Manchester Folk Festival)

from Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 October 2023.

The conference, as usual, was open to everyone involved in the field of traditional arts and those who were not members of EFN could of course also register for the EFN Conference 

The Conference venues were Halle St Michael's

and the Stoller Hall - both in central Manchester. 


Delegates to the Conference booked their own accommodation in Manchester.

The Conference programme (download it HEREincluded opportunities

to hear about the situation for traditional arts in Ukraine

from musician and festival promoter Anastasiya Voytyuk,

about traditional arts surviving in crisis with the

Armagh Rhymers from Northern Ireland,

about cultural tourism (who does it benefit?),

about Members’ own areas of work in special interest groups

(such as artists, storytellers, national organisations and others)

– and there were more opportunities to discuss EFN’s future plans

including the European Folk Day project. 


Plus there was an ‘Open Mic’ session for Members who wanted to present their own ideas or projects.

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