Setting up at Avonbridge
I played a gig for Pedal for Scotland with the Band Noisy Shoes today. It was in a good cause for Maggie's Centres. We provided the music for cyclists pedalling between Edinburgh and Glasgow. We were based at the stopover at Avonbridge in a very wet field which saw us on pallets so as not to sink into the mud. There were very long queues for everything!
We played for four hours which was really too long. We took it in turns to have a short breaks but by the end, the band was flagging a bit. Its really hard to play the fiddle for that length of time.
The cyclists did well and no doubt worked as hard or harder than us over the 50 mile ride or so. There were apparently over 9000 people on the ride.