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The Yearbook for Traditional Music
is a peer-reviewed
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on the subjects of music and dance research
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. It is published by the International Council for Traditional Music
The International Council for Traditional Music is a UNESCO-recognized NGO, an academic organization focused on musicology and dance research. Founded in London on September 22, 1947, it publishes the Yearbook for Traditional Music once a year, and a twice-yearly bulletin. Since 2005, its...
, once a year in December. As of 2010, the editor in chief
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is Don Niles.
was established in 1949, originally called the Journal of the International Folk Music Council