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REF NO.: 236

SUBJECT: International traditional music conference continues on Memorial’s St. John’s campus

DATE: July 13

Note to editors:
            The 2011 International Council of Traditional Music continues tomorrow, Thursday, July 14, on Memorial University’s St. John’s campus.
            Some highlights of tomorrow’s events that are open to the public are workshops in Sámi vocal styles and Argentinian Chacarera dance, Newfoundland set dancing and music and native contemporary music. As well, Saltwater Joys, an evening concert, will take place at the School of Music. 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 and  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 biennial event, the world conference is the leading global venue for the presentation of new research in music and dance.

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