Ann Morrison Spinney

Ethnomusicologist and Librarian/Archivist

Specializing in Native North American, Celtic, and Popular Musics


Welcome! Qey! Fáilte! The image above is based on the Native American concept of the Four Directions and all the peoples of the earth coming together. I believe music brings people together, its wonderful sounds communicate ideas - but our specific styles and traditions differentiate us in significant ways. It is my job as an ethnomusicologist to honor these differences by learning about musical traditions and passing on what I learn. As a librarian/archivist I am concerned with preserving musical traditions, making recordings accessible, and protecting them from unethical use.

On my Publications page are books and articles I have written, and presentations I have given. 

On my Abstracts page are summaries of selected presentations and papers

On my Fieldwork page are images and sound clips from my research projects.

On my Resumé page is a summary of my employment and teaching experience

Contact me: anuwit at me dot com