The first exploration of the history of music at work in Britain, from pre-industrialisation to the present day.
1. Music at work and the sound of silence -- pt. I Music at Wokr in Pre-Industrial Contexts -- 2. From work song to singing at work -- 3. Hearing the British Isles singing -- 4. Fancy and function -- 5.Community -- 6. Voice.
pt. II Industrialisation and Music at Work -- 7. Silenced -- 8. Fragments of singing in the factory.
pt. III Broadcast Music in the Workplace -- 9. Instrumental music? The rise of broadcast music in factories -- 10. Music and meaning on the factory floor -- 11. Learning from the history of music at work.
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