The Annual Niel Gow Festival

Happy to report that the first "live" NIEL GOW FESTIVAL since 2019 went ahead in March and was a resounding success!  Fabulous music, great weather and a wonderful atmosphere pervading the village.  Lots of happy folk!  

(But thoughts with the people of Ukraine.)

Check out the 2021 Virtual Festival online.  Go to FaceBook and look for TunesintheHoose /Virtual Niel Gow Festival

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