MULTI award-winning Glasgow-based trio Talisk have been selected as the sole UK act to perform in the official programme at WOMEX 17 World Music Expo in the Unesco city of music Katowice, Poland, from October 25 to 29.

The annual five-day event, described by Unesco as the most important international professional market of world music of every kind, comprises of a Showcase Festival, a bustling trade fair, a global music conference and a film programme.

Alan Morrison, head of music at Creative Scotland, said: “Talisk are arguably the most exciting young Trad band in Scotland right now, and the timing of their official showcase concert at WOMEX couldn’t be better.

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“In just over a year, Mohsen Amini has gone from BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year to a nominee for Musician of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

“The lightning-fast fingers of this concertina virtuoso and the sheer vitality of the whole band are going to blow the WOMEX crowds away.”

Amini added: “With our second album coming up in 2018, and a number of other exciting developments in the pipeline, the opportunity to showcase at one of the world’s largest conferences for folk and world music really has come at an ideal time in the band’s career.”