Folk Spot Denmark is a project created to give folk musicians and industry professionals the opportunity to talk together and create new contacts and collaborations. This year’s edition was no exception, and delegates from near and far made the trip to Tønder to experience Tønder Festival and the selected orchestras for Folk Spot Denmark 2023.
We have spoken to some of the delegates to get a little insight into their work with folk music elsewhere in the world, and their experience with Folk Spot Denmark.
Name: Ethan Proctor
Company: Midnight Mango Ltd
Title: Director and Agent
Based in: UK
What was your purpose for participating at Folk Spot 2023?
See new talent, network and experience the festival first hand
What trends and tendencies do you see in folk music right now?
Sales generally are in flux for shows, but confidence in seated folk shows seems to be strong again
Did you make some new contacts relevant for your future work?
Which were the best musical experiences during Folk Spot Denmark and Tønder Festival?
I really enjoyed all the artists that showcased through Folk Spot and thought that they were incredibly talented performers. The Dead South and Sierra Ferrell were my highlights musically, but in general I got to see a bunch of things I’ve never seen!
Hvad var dit formål med at deltage på Folk Spot 2023?
Se nye talenter, netværk og oplev festivalen på egen hånd
Hvilke tendenser ser du i folkemusikken lige nu?
Salget er generelt i sving for shows, men tilliden til siddende folkeshow ser ud til at være stærk igen
Fik du nogle nye kontakter, der er relevante for dit fremtidige arbejde?*
Ja det gjorde jeg!
Hvilke var de bedste musikalske oplevelser under Folk Spot Denmark og Tønder Festival?
Jeg nød virkelig alle de kunstnere, der viste frem gennem Folk Spot, og tænkte, at de var utroligt dygtige kunstnere. The Dead South og Sierra Ferrell var mine højdepunkter musikalsk, men generelt fik jeg set en masse ting, jeg aldrig har set!