Barbara Britten et al. - 2 June, 1931
Finish (after one or two attempts) the Slow movement, of My quart. I am quite pleased with it. Practise as usual, in aft. with Lauricella. Go to sing (in evening dress) at the Cecil Sharp house, at a Folk song, & Folk-dance concert at 8.30. Patuffy Kennedy Fraser also sings, quite charmingly, some Hebridean Songs with harp. We sing a group of Madrigals, & a group of Folk song arrangements. Interspersed with these are many & monotonous (I am heretic enough to say!) folk dances, tho’ some were beautiful Barbara, of course, sings, & Miss Hurst also goes. Back at 11.15.
Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, June 2 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, volume 72 (:London, 2009), p. 75. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1408109491530 accessed: 25 June, 2022
Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:31:31 +0100