Had a great weekend at the Scots Fiddle Festival – especially enjoyed the Orkney Folk Fiddle Gathering concert on Friday night – I was gobsmacked by the fantastic tunes that I’ve never heard before. Inspired by this I signed up for the Saturday workshop by Andrew Gifford and Craig Corse, which was probably the best festival workshop I’ve been to. Also enjoyed the Arran Tunes workshop today, along with a couple of hours playing in the sessions (fiddle not nyckelharpa!) and hours of listening to great recitals over the two days. A huge achievement for (amongst many others) Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal who have just released their first album – buy it! (Plug for Eilidh who is the festival Artistic Director and also teacher for the Scots Music Group class I go to!)