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Showcase Scotland Expo is concerned with delivering a strategic approach to providing the maximum public benefit to Scotland by supporting and developing artists from Scotland.

This will offer public benefit culturally, artistically, socially and economically and strengthens the cultural environment of Scotland. Showcase Scotland Expo is supported by Creative Scotland and PRS for Music Foundation

Official Charts Company to launch the first Official Folk Albums Chart in celebration of the popularity of folk music

Saturday 17th October – Launch event hosted by Mark Radcliffe Live-streamed from HOME, Manchester In recognition of the popularity of the folk music genre, the Official Charts Company announces the first Official Folk Albums Chart. Launched in partnership with English Folk Expo’s Manchester Folk Festival and supported by Showcase Scotland Expo, the first chart will be revealed on 17 October 2020

Our Aim

Our aim is to further the live export opportunities for Scottish based artists working in the genres of folk, traditional, Scots, Gaelic, world and acoustic music. We aim to forge relationships with overseas music trade events and to lobby for showcase opportunities for Scottish based artists.

We also produce The Visit an inward bound mission for the overseas music industry, which targets industry from key territories to visit Scotland to see if our best musicians perform and meet the wider Scottish music industry.