Kevin Crossley-Holland et al. in Whiteleaf, near Princes Risborough - between in the middle of the 1940's and at the end of the 1940's
from The Hidden Roads: A Memoir of Childhood, page 9:
When we returned to Crosskeys [a cottage in the village of Whiteleaf, in the Chiltern Hills near Princes Risborough] after the war ended, my sister Sally and I slept on bunk beds in the ground-floor nursery. I was on top, and played the pocket-general.
There, Sally and I lay and listened to my father retelling traditional tales, sometimes accompanying himself on his Welsh harp. An Anglo-Saxon half-line, singan ond secgan (to sing and say), suggests a way of reciting that is pitched but not melodic, and that’s how my father told us stories: he sang-and-said them.
Kevin Crossley-Holland, The Hidden Roads: A Memoir of Childhood (London, 2009), p. 9. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546622112511 accessed: 28 September, 2023
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|musical story-telling||performed by Peter Crossley-Holland|
|Date/Time||between in the middle of the 1940's and at the end of the 1940's|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|