Folk music, traditional music, ethnomusicology : Canadian perspectives, past and present /
edited by Anna Hoefnagels and Gordon E. Smith.
Newcastle, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007.
xiii, 274 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
1847183662 (Cloth), 9781847183668 (Cloth)
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Newcastle, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007.
1847183662 (Cloth)
9781847183668 (Cloth)
general note
Papers presented at the 50th annual conference of the Canadian Society for Traditional Music, Nov. 3-5, 2006, Ottawa.
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"Canadian ethnomusicologists' expertise in the realm of First Nations musics, and Anglo, Celtic and French folksong repertories is already well established. This volume shows us the breadth of cultural territory with which 21st-century Canadian scholars of music and scholars of Canadian musics are now engaged, as well as their theoretical and methodological sophistication."
Anna Hoefnagels is currently an Assistant Professor in the School for Studies in Art and Culture at Carleton University in Ottawa, and Vice-President (Anglophone) of the Canadian Society for Traditional Music/Sociètè Canadienne pour les Traditions Musicales. She has published articles and reviews in journals such as Canadian Journal for Traditional Music/Revue de musique folklorique canadienne, the World of Music and Ethnologies. Her current research interests include First Peoples' music of Canada, with a particular focus on powwow traditions, and music and gender. Gordon E. Smith is Professor of Ethnomusicology at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. Formerly Director of the School of Music, he is currently Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts & Science. He is the Editor of the Canadian Journal for Traditional Music / La Revue de musique folklorique canadienne, and his current research also includes a forthcoming book on the folklorist Marius Barbeau, and fieldwork in the Mi'kmaq community of Eskasoni, Cape Breton Island.
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Folk Music, Traditional Music, Ethnomusicology: Canadian Perspectives, Past and Present features the proceedings of the Fiftieth Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Traditional Music / La Société Canadienne pour les Traditions Musicales (formerly the Canadian Folk Music Society / La Société canadienne de musique folklorique) that took place in November, 2006 in Ottawa at Carleton University and the Canadian Museum of Civilization.This publication showcases the diversity of music research currently being conducted by folk and traditional music specialists, ethnomusicologists, and practicing musicians in Canada. The papers are organized in five sections according to common themes in contemporary research in ethnomusicology and folk music studies, and each section is preceded by a short introduction which highlights the section's theme(s) as well as the individual papers.Folk Music, Traditional Music, Ethnomusicology: Canadian Perspectives, Past and Present confirms the rich history of the Canadian Society for Traditional Music, a history that comprises enormous changes in scholarly research, musical practice, emergent technologies, changes in doing fieldwork, and shifting identity boundaries over the past fifty years. This volume is intended as a contribution to published literature on ethnomusicological and folklore research in Canada, creating a new resource of historical, contemporary, and scholarly relevance that will appeal to academics and music enthusiasts alike.

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