cowsrhot’s seven comments

  • Pickups

    I've always seen an E pickup on it... more…

  • Composers, names

    Peter Milne wrote it, and did so under the name "John McNeill's Reel" more…

  • Wives

    To my knowledge, Gow had a 'legit' second wife (i. e.--not his fiddle), whose name was Margaret something.... more…

  • Recordings

    Colyn Fischer recorded it on his first album. It's on track 2. more…

  • Scotland, keys, origins, etc.

    I'm 99.97% sure that it's a Scottish jig used for a Scottish Country Dance of the same name. I'm also 99.97% sure that it's meant to be in A, not G. more…

  • C section

    I've heard/used slightly different notes in the C/D section many times. more…

  • Composer

    There was debate between Niel Gow and Wm. Marshall as to who wrote it--each said that he wrote it and the other stole it. Gow's name for it stuck, and there seems to be a general consensus that he, in fact, wrote it. more…