Contents: An Embarkation – «I saw her through a whummil bore» - Soap-box Operas of the Middle Ages? – From Minstrel
to Ballad-Singer: Social Change and the Vernacular Singer in the Sixteenth Century – William Hogarth and the Street Singer
of the 18th Century – Maritime and Military Matters – The Factory Lass, the Serving Maid, and the Farm Labourer –
The Remains of the Revival: Post-War English Vernacular Singers and their Politics.