Terry O'Brien

conference producer / booking agent


Terry O’Brien has over twenty years of experience in the music business working in artist management and agency, initially working for major artist managers in mainstream music in the 90s before starting Playpen Management and Agency in 2003 specialising in folk roots and world music. Terry was awarded the UK Music Managers Forum Music Export Award in 2003 and represents a roster packed with award-winning artists including Jon Boden, Spiro (Womex '15), Daoiri Farrell, Belshazzar's Feast, Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys, The Copper Family, James Yorkston and more.

She is also producer of English Folk Expo – an industry showcase of contemporary and traditional English Folk, roots and acoustic music, having its fourth event in 2016.

participating in

  • WOMEX 2017
  • WOMEX 2016
  • WOMEX 2015
  • WOMEX 2014
  • WOMEX 2013
  • WOMEX 2012
  • WOMEX 2007
  • WOMEX 2006
  • WOMEX 2005