One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Improvised verses in Welsh sung to the accompaniment of a harp, especially in contest at an eisteddfod.as modifier ‘penillion singing’
- ‘Penillion is soaked in the Welsh tradition of improvised vocal descants to the harper's melody.’
- ‘Pennillion singing is generally a subject in musical competitions.’
- ‘Penillion singing therefore allows both the vocalist and the musician to ply their skills within their own frameworks.’
Welsh, literally ‘stanzas’, from pen ‘head’.
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