My violins are complaining with the cold weather and continually pop strings at the moment. My hands have been cold too making playing difficult. So on Thursday I will be wearing gloves and parking as close to the venue as possible so as not to let my violin (or me) get too cold.
In rehearsals we have been trying to sort out the speed -particularly of the reel. I am paying The Marquis of Huntly, John Cheap the Chapman, Da West Side Bride's March and Da Muckle reel o' Finnigart. I shall be tuning the hardanger up for the second set and improvising a lot. The hardanger sounds great.