The Annual Niel Gow Festival

The Virtual Niel Gow Festival 2021

IS NOW ONLINE!!

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Virtual Niel Gow Festival

NGF 2021 online performers:

Adam Sutherland

Alastair J. Hardie

Alastair Savage + Ian Crawford

Alistair McCulloch + Aaron Jones

Graham Mackenzie + Alison MacKenzie

Hannah Fisher + Sorren Maclean

Iain Fraser

Karys Watt + David MacFarlane

Marie Fielding + Tom Orr

Paul Anderson

Pete Clark + Muriel Johnstone + Martin MacLeod

Roddy Matthews + Leonard Brown

Suzanne Fivey + Rua MacMillan

LAST YEAR .... IN LIGHT OF THE UK GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT (MARCH 16th 2020) REGARDING THE VIRUS SITUATION, THE NIEL GOW FESTIVAL 2020

WAS POSTPONED.

Sadly, due to the ongoing situation, we were obliged to cancel the "live" 2021 Niel Gow Festival, BUT ...

In collaboration with Tunes in the Hoose, a virtual festival can now be viewed FREE online!!

The annual Niel Gow Festival is a celebration in music of the life of Niel Gow (1727-1807), regarded by many as the patriarch of the Scottish fiddle tradition.  With concerts, workshops, informal sessions and guided walks, it attracts visitors from all over the world.  And all in the beautiful landscape of highland Perthshire which inspired Niel Gow almost three centuries ago.

Click on the image below to watch a wee VIDEO of the 2018 festival.

One of the ultimate goals of the Festival has always been to create a conspicuous memorial to Niel Gow in Dunkeld, situated in a prominent position for all to see.  That goal was achieved on 10th December 2020.  Thank you everyone who made it possible.

The Festival over the years ......

Niel Gow portrait by Sir Henry Raeburn
Mysterious second plaque on Niel Gow's cottage wall!
Niel Gow's fiddle at Blair Castle