Carpe diem!!  (Seize the carp!!)

"Nae fabled wizard's wand I trow

Had e'er the magic airt o' Gow,

When, wi' a wave, he draws his bow

Across his wondrous fiddle!"

The above verse comes from the poem, "To Mr Gow, Visiting Dumfries" (From "The Songs & Poems of Robert Burns", James Barke edition, published in 1955).  You can hear the complete poem on the album "Niel Gow's Fiddle" (Track 1).

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Fiddle by Michael Johnson of Penrith, Cumbria. (photo: Steve Niblock.)
Fiddle by Joseph Ian Ross of Pitlochry, Perthshire.