Sylvia Townsend Warner in Maiden Newton - 4 April, 1970

from The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner, pages 342-343:

And I listened to Brigg Fair.

But, having been filled with pure emotion, an essential, I waned and went early to bed.

[...] I listened to Brigg Fair: the first hearing since, another cuckoo.  It did not need to come back, it is as fresh as ever, that morning when I came back from walking on the drove, & stood at the gate of Miss Green hearing her playing it, sharing her listening unbeknown, and realising the intensity of what she was to me.  It was as fresh as ever, fresher than my sense of loss.  My emotion was so pure that it was like a pure alcohol:…   more >>

cite as

Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Claire Harman (ed.), The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner (:London, 1995), p. 342-343. accessed: 21 February, 2024

location of experience: Maiden Newton


Sylvia Townsend Warner
Musicologist, Writer

Listening to

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Brigg Fair

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 April, 1970
Listening Environment in private, solitary

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Sat, 03 Oct 2015 13:27:18 +0100
Approved on Fri, 18 Dec 2015 17:14:04 +0000