The closing concert of the 10th Niel Gow Festival featured the Dunkeld & District Strathspey & Reel Society, young musicians from the Royal Scottish
Conservatoire (formerly the RSAMD), and the great combination of Patsy Reid and Mhairi Hall.
The Sunday morning, as always, featured the "Niel Gow Walk". The chilly weather did not deter the 20 brave souls who were rewarded with soup and a wee dram
inside Niel Gow's cottage (courtesy of Jim & Linda Lyon)! Braw!
Nathaniel Gow, the fourth son of Niel and Margaret, was born on the 27th of May, 1763. This year therefore sees the 250th anniversary of his birth.
Nathaniel had great success as a performer, composer, teacher and music publisher in Edinburgh. Sadly, he had more than his fair share of tragedy, and ended his days virtually penniless. He lies in an unmarked grave in Greyfriars Churchyard.
Lawrence Blair-Oliphant meets Lawrence Dunn, leader of "The Philomusica of Edinburgh". (Lawrence kindly agreed to m.c. the Saturday morning concert at The Duchess Anne (and I'd ALWAYS wanted this meeting to happen!).