Neil is a freelance producer, project manager and artist-development specialist working in the UK and internationally, with a particular interest in singer/songwriter, folk and the wider roots genres. With over 18 years experience working in both the commercial and charity elements of the sector, he has worked with artists from across the UK and abroad on a range of commissions and touring collaborations with both UK and international partners. Working with a range of development agencies, in recent years he has delivered seven creative projects with reciprocal international touring elements between English and Canadian artists. As a programmer he currently works with a UK venue on a year round concert series, and programs the UK suite at Folk Alliance. Prior to this he was responsible for the music programme at Cecil Sharp House in London for 6 years, and was part of the programming team at a major festival. In addition to this he has taken on one-off shows that range from a pre-Raphelite event at William Morris’ Red House (with the National Trust), to a night of protest songs for Museums at Night in Westminster Hall (with Parliament).