I will be performing on 27th.
There is a lot to practice just now, Telemann, Folk Band tunes, performance and improvisation.
Still fine tuning sets to play. I had been considering a G major tune followed by a G minor but tried running them and didn't like the change. Its the wrong way so I think I'll stick with all G minor in one set. I have found a great G minor reel which has a bit in third position which I think I'll try.
I have been comparing the Shetland tunes I am playing with the transcription of Peter Fraser's playing and they are definitely a bit different. I then checked the recordings of Catriona MacDonald's versions (which I learned) and I am definitely playing in line with them so I'll stick to that rather than change and put it down to variations.
Adding double stopping but this is still a work in progress, as is ornamentation.
Changed my strings today - don't like them though and have ordered Aricores again which seems to quite suit my fiddle.
Bought a Coda bow. Feels quite fast compared to my old one - must be the balance. Not quite as good as pernambuco but cheaper and the upper end ones seem to play well. It'll do me for a while and is good for playing outside.