MS 4000/5/3/5/3/1 to 11 are recordings of a weekend seminar held in March 1966, by Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger with the singers from the BMFC. The subjects covered included types of folk song, traditional singing styles and voices, ornamentation and variation in singing, musical accompaniment etc., illustrated with musical examples from various singers.
MS 4000/5/3/5/3/12 to 18 are recordings of a weekend seminar held in October 1966, by Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger where the songs and singing styles of various BMFC singers were analysed and criticised and the development of singing and relationship with an audience discussed.
MS 4000/5/3/5/3/19 to 31 are recordings of a seminar held in July 1967 by Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger with the singers from the BMFC on characterisation, story telling and identification with the songs.
MS 4000/5/3/5/32 is a lecture by Stephen Sedley on printers of broadsides and the folk tradition.
MS 4000/5/3/5/3/33 and /39 to 41 are recordings of a lecture by A.L.Lloyd and the musical illustrations for the lecture, to a group of the Workers Education Association, being part of a series on 'Folk Song and Folk Studies - An Historical Survey' organised by the W.E.A. in 1967 -1968, for which Charles Parker was the tutor. A.L.Lloyd was speaking on the world history of folk music.
MS 4000/5/3/5/3/34 to /38 are recordings of a seminar held in February 1969 by Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger with the singers from the BMFC on new folk revival songs and somgwriting.
MS 4000/5/3/5/3/42 to 43 are recordings of a seminar by E.P.Thompson on the practice of the 'sale' of wives in British folk custom.
MS 4000/5/3/5/3/44 is criticism of Charles Parker's singing and performance skills.
MS 4000/5/3/5/3/45 is a recording of a talk by Ewan MacColl on Folk Revival Clubs in Britain.
MS 4000/5/3/5/3/46 to 49 are recordings of an illustrated lecture by Bob Thompson and Mike Herring of Huntingdon about collecting folk music in the Fenland areas of East Anglia.
MS 4000/5/3/5/3/50 to 51 are recordings of talks by John Harris about drama and William Blake.
MS 4000/5/3/5/3/52 to 53 are recordings of discussions on folk music and culture at Park House (Parker's home), events known as the'Parkhouse Convention'. See MS 4000/5/3/5/3/7 for further recordings of these events.
MS 4000/5/3/5/3/54 to 56 are recordings of a seminar to the BMFC by A.L.Lloyd on Industrial Folk Songs.
MS 4000/5/3/5/3/57 is a recording of a talk by Tim Lyons about decoration in folk singing.
MS 4000/5/3/5/3/58 to 67 are recordings of lectures by Charles Parker on 'The Ballad'.
MS 4000/5/3/5/3/68 is a recording of examples of 'decoration' in singing.
MS 4000/5/3/5/3/69 is a recording of a lectures by Charles Parker on 'The Ballad'.
MS 4000/5/3/5/3/70 is a recording of analysis and discussion of singers and singing led by Ewan MacColl.
MS 4000/5/3/5/3/71 is a recording of the radio ballad 'Singing the Fishing'.
MS 4000/5/3/5/3/72 to 74 are recordings of a lecture by A.L.Lloyd on the foundations of folk song, with illustrations.
MS 4000/5/3/5/3/75 is a recording of a talk by John Harris about acting techniques.
MS 4000/5/3/5/3/76 is a recording of a discussion on the criteria needed for the folk revival led by Ewan MacColl.
MS 4000/5/3/5/3/77 is a recording of the musical inserts for the lecture by Bob Thompson on folk music in the fens. (MS 4000/5/3/5/3/46 to 49)
MS 4000/5/3/5/3/78 is a recording of singing by Steve Lyne and Doreen Fryer and analysis of the performances.
MS 4000/5/3/5/3/79 to 83 are recordings of lectures by E.P.Thomspson and Richard Hoggart on popular culture and following discussion.
MS 4000/5/3/5/3/84 is a recording of a discussion with George Thompson on Marxism, the need for a British Communist Party and the British mining industry.
MS 4000/5/3/5/3/85 is a recording of aa appaearance by Joan Jara, speaking about her husband Victor Jara, his death and the political situation in Chile and playing his songs.
MS 4000/5/3/5/3/86 is a recording of childrens' singing games.
MS 4000/5/3/5/3/87 to 91 appear to originally have been recordings of a lecture/seminar/classes by George Thomson called 'The Human Essence', according to the tape box annotations, but this seems to have been recorded over and the tapes now have various folk recordings such as childrens' singing games, copies of some of the 'Song Carriers' radio programmes and copies of part of the seminar by Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger on songs and songwriting found on MS 4000/5/3/5/3/35, 36.