Started an intensive three week performance block today.
Volunteered for a workshop on singing this morning. Lots of us play other first instruments but fancied a go and there were also singers who maybe wanted to try something out of their own comfort zone. After that, I played my fiddle in a folk group with Jenn Butterworth from the Scottish Consevatoire. We were playing Bruce MacGregor's tune "The Road to Skye" from his excellent album Loch Ness. Its a great tune with a real groove and a bluegrass/country edge. Lots of opportunity to double stop and play harmonies.
More singing in the afternoon - this time performing. I sang the "Now Westlin' winds" by Robert Burns. Its a wonderful song protesting against the Autumn shoot which must have been quite a brave thing to do in Burns' day. That was interesting …. and a learning curve. Microphone technique - too close, too far - not easy! There were lots of great performances from people and all styles of music. We all had our challenges and had a great afternoon learning from each other.