News Release

REF NO.: 39

SUBJECT: PSA: Sea Lion Woman: The Biography of a Song

DATE: October 21, 2013

The Queen Elizabeth II Library at Memorial University is proud to launch its new public engagement performance series: Check it Out! Celebrating Culture at the QEII. 
Long before Feist made the song her own, Sea Lion Woman was recorded in the field by Dr. Herbert Halpert, founder of Memorial’s Department of Folklore.
 Join Dr. Philip Hiscock, professor of folklore and QEII librarians Patrick Warner and Dr. Dianne Keeping as they discuss the legendary folk recording. They will highlight some of the rarities of Halpert’s private folklore collection, which is said to be “one of the finest personal folklore libraries in the world.”
The lecture will be held on Friday, Oct. 25, from 12-1 p.m. on the third floor of the QEII.

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