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  • #106511
    armande-fryatt
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    Any thoughts or advice on this subject please, other than wear gloves up until the performance?

    #106512

    Some ideas: Female players could use a muff, in which they have put

    #106513
    armande-fryatt
    Participant

    Thank you Patricia for your comprehensive response!

    #106514
    Tacye
    Participant

    If it is really cold you want to start the performance with warm hands (hand warmer, hot water bottle, enough layers – I have a snazzy wrap to wear while sitting around and it is amazing how many layers you can hide under a long dress if you need to).

    #106515
    laurie-rasmussen
    Participant

    Wristies are great, I keep a pair in all my harp cases so I’m never without them. They’re comfortable to wear while playing and don’t get in the way of your fingers. They also make a “heated” model with pockets to hold those disposable hand warmers. They would be useful for really cold situations:

    http://www.wristies.com/Heated_Wristies_s/77.htm

    #106516
    Sarah Mullen
    Participant

    I play in cold weather all the time.

    #106517
    Elizabeth L
    Participant

    Why are you playing in cold weather all the time?

    #106518
    barbara-low
    Participant

    The wool fingerless gloves mentioned above is a great idea, especially the ones that go up to the elbows. Lightweight silk undergarments (tops & bottoms) work well in keeping your body warm, as well as a scarf around your neck. If you can wear a slouchy beret, popular right now, that will keep you even warmer, and won’t get in the way of the harp.

    Outfits in a wool jersey will be warm, and have enough give and drape to be comfortable while playing.

    If you knit, there’s lots of patterns for free on the net. I’ve made two pair, one in black and the other light pink, and they really do help when the fingers get chilled.

    I like to wear wool because it’s a good insulator, but breathes and wicks moisture away from your skin so you aren’t left feeling cold and clammy.

    #106519
    Sarah Mullen
    Participant

    I play Renaissance festivals and Celtic Festivals all over the country, all year round.

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