International Council for Traditions of Music and Dance

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Yearbook for Traditional Music

Yearbook for Traditional Music Vol. 55 issue 2 (December 2023)

The Yearbook for Traditional Music is a refereed scholarly journal which carries essays, reviews, and reports in the area of traditional music and dance research. Since 2019 it is published on ICTMD's behalf by Cambridge University Press.

ISSN (Print): 0740-1558.
ISSN (Online): 2304-3857.

General Editor: Lonán Ó Briain.

The Yearbook was established in 1949 as the Journal of the International Folk Music Council. Since 2022 it is published twice a year, in July and December. All ICTMD members in good standing have access to the Yearbook online and/or in printed form.

The latest issue of the Yearbook is Vol. 55 issue 2, which was published and distributed in April 2024.

Back issues

Tables of contents and support materials

The complete tables of contents, audiovisual examples, and additional materials for all Yearbooks until 2019 are available on this page.

Printed back issues

Printed back issues of the Yearbook for Traditional Music are available from the ICTMD Secretariat, from Vol. 1 (1969) through the most recent issue, at EUR 25 (EUR 20 EUR for members in good standing) per volume, plus shipping and handling. A 10% discount is available for orders of more than 10 copies of the same volume shipped to the same address. Offer valid while stocks last.

Electronic back issues

The whole run of the Yearbook for Traditional Music is available via Cambridge Core. All ICTMD members in good standing can access the Yearbook for Traditional Music (1981–present), the Yearbook of the International Folk Music Council (1969–1980) and the Journal of the International Folk Music Council (1949–1968) at no additional cost. Members must log in to the ICTMD website using their username and password, and click on the link "Access the Yearbook for Traditional Music at Cambridge Core" found in the "Your Account" section


If you would like to submit original articles and/or review materials to be considered for inclusion in the next  issue of the Yearbook for Traditional Music, please find the full guidelines here.