We played Brandenberg Ghosts by Richard Meyer. The parts are quite challenging.
We sand a few things in choir (Handel and Bach) and also Mack the Knife. I have had a cold for about five weeks and still feel that I have only about half the amount of breath I should have. It makes sustaining the notes difficult and my voice gets tired more quickly.
My daughter recorded the folk band set and when I listened to it I realised that I never hear the balanced band as its heard by the audience. I noticed the percussion beats particularly. It feels like the first time I've really heard them. When we normally play I must hear them from a distance but they are so drowned out by own fiddle and those around me that I don't hear them the same way.
What could have gone better? I felt the strings group was great from the seconds point of view. I couldn't really hear if things went wrong elsewhere in the group. The audience seemed to enjoy it.Folk band was quite fast. Washington Square (one of the tunes we played) felt a bit on edge but sounds good on the recording. The links we did in the middle are tricky. The jigs went pretty well (Whelan's and Paddy Callaghan's) and the last tune - a serbian tune called Ducino Kolo was a good one to finish with.
I have agreed to play with the Edinburgh Film orchestra for their last two rehearsals and performance on 26th March so that is the next thing I'll be practising. I am also continuing to works on material for my recital. More of that is on my HND1 page.
Meanwhile here is one of our folk band tunes below and some pics of strings group playing Ghosts of Brandenburg.