Uri Kohen is the founder and producer of the Westport Folk & Bluegrass Festival in Co. Mayo, and a manager at The Electric Cave Production.
Uri has been booking gigs in Westport for Irish and international acts since 2004 before starting the festival in 2007.
The festival is now widely regarded as one of the leading bluegrass events in Ireland and it is drawing musicians and music fans alike from all over the world.
In recent months Uri joined a group of bluegrass festival producers from all over Europe to create large network of Bluegrass all over the continent and beyond.
In recent years, he is been booking tours for American folk, bluegrass artists throughout Ireland while working on network of venues for touring musicians to perform in.