The Annual 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.

(Surplus income from the Festival ultimately goes to the Niel Gow Memorial Fund.)

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

The ultimate goal of the Festival is to create a conspicuous memorial to Niel Gow in Dunkeld, situated in a prominent position for all to see!


20th-22nd MARCH 2020

Archie McAllister at the NGF 2017
Roddy Matthews at the NGF 2017
Niel Gow portrait by Sir Henry Raeburn
Mysterious new plaque on Niel Gow's cottage wall!
Niel Gow's fiddle at Blair Castle