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The music on the album Nainip Tittulautingit by the Nain Brass Band brings up powerful memories for Darlene Holwell, a trumpet player with the Labrador-based band. "It makes me think of the elders that are here today and that have passed on and who have loved to listen to us perform," said Holwell. Nain, an Inuit coastal community in northern Labrador, has long had a relationship with music, inspired in large part by Moravian missionaries that came to Labrador decades ago.
Matthew Byrne says being a traditional folksong singer and a member of the millennial generation makes perfect sense in the 21st-century digital age. "It's access to everything," said Byrne, who avidly scours the internet for folk songs and musical research. Byrne notes that older folk musicians had to do a lot more legwork to find sources of traditional music, while he and his peers are more likely to take online journeys to find traditional Newfoundland, English and Irish songs.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".