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Folksteps Music Conference
International Aboriginal Music
Zion Lutheran Church
August 4, 2016
In 2010 the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society decided to include a one-day traditional folk music conference as part of the festivities for our 25th annual festival. Called Folksteps, the conference aimed to stimulate interest in traditional folk music through a day-long educational event.
The first Folksteps conference was organized by Clary Croft, and proved so successful that we decided to continue and in the future to organize around a theme.
The aim of our annual Folksteps conference is to stimulate interest in traditional folk music. Each year, the conference offers a tremendous educational opportunity for audiences to explore a particular, vibrant facet of this music, and to further understand its relevance to the music of today. Our conference includes expert presentation as well as performance and discussion. The format is fairly loose, providing opportunity for fun and learning and audience participation.
[Previous Folksteps conferences focused on Ballads (2011), Celtic Connections (2012), Acadian, Cajun and Quebecois (2013), African Nova Scotian Folk Traditions (2014) and Work Songs (2015).]
The theme of our 2016 conference is International Aboriginal Music.
Folksteps takes place from 9:30am to 4pm on the first day of the Festival. The Folksteps conference is totally integrated within the Festival and therefore is included in the Full Festival Pass. Single day passes are also available for the conference. Delegates are on their own for lunch with time to explore beautiful, historic Lunenburg.
The conference will offer a tremendous opportunity for audiences to explore a vibrant facet of traditional folk music, and to further understand its relevance to the music of today.
The full day conference is included in your Festival Weekend Pass; or you can purchase a day-pass for the Conference and Evening Concert; or you can purchase just the conference ticket. To see prices, follow this link to the About Festival Tickets page.
Folksteps is supported by SOCAN, the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada. We also acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.
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