Laurel Sercombe concert recordings: Duncan Williamson, 1987-10-15

Overview of the Collection

Sercombe, Laurel; University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
Laurel Sercombe concert recordings: Duncan Williamson
5 items  :  Original tape (OT) - 1 VHS (digital audio recording, SP, stereo); Earliest copies (EC) - 3 open reels (7 1/2 ips, stereo, 1/2 track, 7 in.); Working tape (WT) - 1 DAT (digital, stereo)
Collection Number
Concert by Duncan Williamson, recorded by Laurel Sercombe at the University of Washington's Kane Hall, Room 210, 1987 October 15.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065430974
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Laurel Sercombe has been the Archivist for the Ethnomusicology Program at the University of Washington since 1982. She has co-produced a series of music recordings with Northwest Folklife, lectured for classes in Ethnomusicology, Library and Information Science, and American Indian Studies, and designed and taught a course on sound archiving. In 1998 she received a pre-doctoral Smithsonian Research Fellowship and in 2001 received her Ph.D. with the dissertation And Then It Rained: Power and Song in Western Washington Coast Salish Myth Narratives. She is a member of the Music Library Association, the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, and the Society for Ethnomusicology, for which she served as Current Discographer 1992–2000 and Treasurer 2000–2004. She serves on the boards of Jack Straw Productions and Northwest Heritage Resources. In 2013 she organized and hosted "Sounds of the World," a series of six programs for UWTV featuring film footage from the Robert Garfias Collection in the Ethnomusicology Archives.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Concert: Duncan Williamson, traditional storyteller and ballad singer from the travellers of Scotland.

Digital audio original recorded by Laurel Sercombe for the UW Ethnomusicology Archives.

See logsheets for contents.

Performance presented by Seattle Storytellers Guild; co-sponsored by the UW Ethnomusicology Division and the UW Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences.

Durations of analog reels in EC set: 46:40, 47:00, 27:51.

Duration (WT): 2:02:48.

Documentation: Flyer.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Original tapesReturn to Top

1 videotapes
88-13.1: VHS 1

Earliest copiesReturn to Top

3 audiotapes
88-13.2: Reel 1
88-13.3: Reel 2
88-13.4: Reel 3

Working tapesReturn to Top

1 audiotapes
88-13.1: DAT 1

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Concerts
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology

Geographical Names

  • Great Britain
  • Highland Scots--Europe--British Isles
  • Seattle (Wash.)

Form or Genre Terms

  • Sound Recordings
  • Video recordings

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Williamson, Duncan, 1928-2007 (performer)