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
…. 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 :