Gorwelion : Horizons is a partnership that has been developed ahead of WOMEX 13, Cardiff to bring together England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to celebrate our wealth of music traditions and cultures within a world music market. Initially instigated by Cerdd Cymru : Music Wales, the hosts of WOMEX 13 Cardiff, Horizons will lend its name to a variety of development and promotional activities aimed at raising the excellence and profile of home artists, and linking them to opportunities to develop international markets for their work. While WOMEX 13 is certainly a focus, it is just the beginning of the journey.
Gorwelion : Horizons members are Arts Council England, Arts Council Northern Ireland, Arts Council Ireland, Cerdd Cymru : Music Wales (incorporating Arts Council of Wales / Wales Arts international & Welsh Music Foundation) Creative Scotland, Scottish Music Industries Association and Culture Ireland and the partnership is supported by British Council.
Further information can be found on the Horizons website
The artists on the Horizons stage are part of the programme of prestigious official WOMEX showcases hosted at Wales Millennium Centre on the 24-26 of October. The 9 following artists have been selected, follow the link to see Who’s Playing Which Day:
Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita (Wales): https://www.facebook.com/CatrinFinchSeckouKeita
Family Atlantica (England): http://familyatlantica.com/
Fiona Hunter (Scotland): http://www.fionahunter.co.uk/
Georgia Ruth (Wales): http://www.georgiaruthmusic.co.uk/
Kan (Ireland and Northern Ireland): http://www.kan-music.co.uk/
Lokkhi Terra (England): https://www.facebook.com/lokkhiterra
Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson (Scotland): https://www.facebook.com/RossAinslieAndJarlathHenderson
WeBanjo3 (Ireland and Northern Ireland): http://www.webanjo3.com/
9Bach (Wales): http://www.9bach.com/
4 days… 8 bands… 16 shows… 16 venues… Creu Cymru and Mwldan in association with Cerdd Cymru : Music Wales will present a major music tour of Wales featuring artists hand picked from global showcases appearing at Womex 2013 in Cardiff, with support from world class Welsh artists.
Further details can be found on the Cerdd Cymru: Music Wales website