Even Now (The Music Of Niel Gow)

By Pete Clark

  1. Lady Ann Hope’s Favourite
    Lady Ann Hope’s
  2. Niel Gow’s Lament For James Moray Esq. Of Abercarney
  3. Miss Baird Of Saughtonhall’s
    The Duchess Of Athole’s Favourite
    Eppie McNab
    Dunkeld Steeple
  4. The Sailor’s Wife
    Sailor At The Bow
    Wha Can Help It
    Miss J. Rose’s
    Miss Jane Douglas
  5. Miss Campbell Of Saddell
    Mrs Russell Of Blackhall
    Lady Charlotte Campbell
  6. Miss Hamilton Of Pencaitland
    Master Francis Sitwell
    Miss Clementina Loughman
  7. Farewell To Whiskey
    Welcome Whiskey Back Again
    Highland Whiskey
    Athole Brose
  8. The Lament Of Flora MacDonald
  9. The Marquiss Of Tullibardine
    Miss Hamilton Of Wishaw
    Wemyss Castle
  10. Mrs Garden Of Troup
    The Braes O’Tullymet
  11. Coilsfield House
  12. Caller Herrin’
  13. Dunkfeld Bridge
    Loch Earn
    The Perthshire Assembly
    Miss Dundas Of Arniston
  14. Niel Gow’s Lament For The Death Of His Brother Donald
  15. Niel Gow’s Lament For The Death Of His Second Wife

Four comments


I didn’t expect to see this album posted, as it’s not ITM, but I’m pleased to see it, as it’s absolutely lovely! Track 14 to date has no link showing, although the tune, AKA The Gallowglass, can be found here: https://thesession.org/tunes/1369

Correction ….

…. the tune posted at that location isn’t Niel Gow’s Lament for Donald, but rather Nathaniel Gow’s Lament for the Death of his Brother, which is an adaptation of the Irish jig, the Gallowglass. As an aside, there’s a tune called Lord John Scott’s March which is itself an adaptation of Nathaniel Gow’s lament. And Niel Gow Jnr (son of Nathaniel), who died young, and whose tunes were published posthumously by Nat, wrote a tune called Lord John Scott’s Strathspey.

You can find a midi of Niel Gow’s lament for the Death of his Brother Donald here:
but no dots ….

Even Now - The Music of Niel Gow

Just received Pete’s new tunebook, The Dunkeld Bridge Collection. States that this album was "recorded in 1997 in the Ballroom of Blair Castle playing Neil Gow’s fiddle."

Masterful and moving interpretation of some of the auld tunes.

Niel Gow’s fiddle….

Unfortunately I don’t have any videos of Pete, whom I’ve known for a long time, and had a few pints with at Dougie Maclean’s "Perthshire Amber" festival last October. I have posted a video of the fiddle, though - he wasn’t the first fiddler to be allowed to play it - see below :


If you’re ever in Dunkeld in Perthshire on a Thursday night, you can find Pete playing there after 9.00pm. He hosts a fiddle session in the bar after a fiddle class he teaches in a room upstairs. He also runs an annual "Niel Gow" Fiddle Festival every year in Dunkeld, this year between 18th - 20th March. Link below :


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