OK, Rick, you called my bluff. (This is not a commercial message, by the way, but information on a not-for-profit arts organization. I'm just pasting in text from the membership flyer.)
La Société canadienne pour les traditions musicales Canadian Society for Traditional Music
Are you a folk singer, instrumentalist, or singer/songwriter? Are you interested in the oral heritage of your region? Are you a student of ethnomusicology, history, or Canadian Studies? Do you enjoy listening to traditional music?
If you can answer YES to any of these questions, you should join Canada's national organization for those interested in traditional music. Formed in 1957 as the Canadian Folk Music Society by the eminent folklorist Marius Barbeau, the Society has provided a national focus for lovers of the diverse traditions of music in Canada. Annual conferences have been held in all regions of the country, from St. Johns, Newfoundland, to Vancouver Island, British Columbia. From its initial focus upon First Nations and rural French and English cultures, in recent years the Society has broadened its horizon to include the musical expressions of the many cultures that now call Canada home.
Ÿ Canadian Folk Music Bulletin (quarterly: songs, reviews, feature articles, and news about the Canadian folk music scene; a great way to find out about current developments in Canadian folk music; Canadian Folk Festival Directory updated in each issue) Ÿ Canadian Folk Music Journal (annual: articles, references, and commentary on current research in Canadian folk music) Ÿ Mail Order Service: Canada's best source of books and recordings of Canada's traditional music; anyone may purchase from the Service, but members receive a substantial discount on all purchases. Ÿ Annual conferences: held in different regions each year, conferences feature both academic papers and concerts, as well as informal jam sessions and singers' circles. Ÿ Contact with other members of similar interests. Ÿ Links with international bodies with interest in traditional music. Ÿ Archives and associated collections of publications and recordings (housed at the University of Calgary).
Individual $25 Organizations $35 Underemployed (students, seniors, unemployed, etc.; we take your word) $15
The Canadian Society for Traditional Music Box 4232, Station C _________________________________ Calgary AB Canada T2T 5N1
We take VISA (but no other cards). Check out our website (no longer secure for VISA, alas) at .