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REF NO.: 239

SUBJECT: International traditional music conference wraps up at Memorial University

DATE: July 18,2011

Note to editors:

The 2011 International Council of Traditional Music enters its seventh and final day tomorrow, Tuesday, July 19, on Memorial University’s St. John’s campus.

Some highlights of Tuesday’s events that are open to the public are workshops in Sephardic song, fiddle and identity, accordion music of Quebec and Newfoundland and percussive dance.

As well, a retrospective of Maud Karpeles’ Newfoundland fieldwork is ongoing at the Music Resource Centre at the School of Music.

For a detailed schedule of these events and more, please visit www.soundshift.ca and www.mun.ca/ictm2011. Check out more on Facebook and Twitter (ICTM2011).

           The 2011 ICTM conference will be touching down in venues on the St. John’s campus for seven electric days, bringing a kaleidoscope of singers, instrumentalists, dancers and scholars of international calibre with it. A biennialevent, the world conference is the leading global venue for the presentation of new research in music and dance.

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For more information, please contact Kristin Harris Walsh, MMaP, at kharris@mun.ca or 709-864-2051, 709-697-2071; Ivan Muzychka, associate director (communications), Memorial University, at ivanm@mun.ca or 709-864-8665 or 709-687-9433; or Mandy Cook, communications co-ordinator, Memorial University, at 709-864-2142 or mandyc@mun.ca.

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