Summer festivals

This was a week of festival recitals – starting with the newly-founded Fringe in the Fen on Friday (Liebeslieder Walzer and a range of parlour music, with Runette Botha, Kate Symonds-Joy, Julian Forbes, Sam Queen and Will Vann), and then moving to both Oundle and Buxton Festivals (Brahms, Barber and Britten with Marcus Farnsworth). The week was rounded off with a programme of Scottish songs at the Garrick Club with Katie Bray – great to be back in their continuing series of songs from around the British Isles.