Its cold and wet today in Sheffield (England). I'm a Scot who now lives in the foothills of the Penines. I plan to join the Mudcat properly when we sort our link out at home. My partner is of Irish descent and our daughter considers herself a Scot of Irish descent ( the emphasis changes whoever is winning at football or rugby). We are involved with various folk activities in the City ( Irish festival , South Yorkshire Folk Network Events, Traditional Fiddle Society ) I have recently taken up singing but I am having trouble over coming my terror of performing in public alone.