Sabine Baring-Gould was the first of the large-scale folk song collectors of the Victorian revival. This talk will look at the way he went about making his collection and the people involved. His treatment of the songs and his efforts to introduce them to the wider public through publications, concerts and even a folk opera will also be explored.
Martin Graebe is a researcher of English folk song. His book, As I Walked Out : Sabine Baring-Gould and his search for the Folk Songs of Devon and Cornwall, was published in the Autumn of 2017. He and his wife, Shan, are active performers.