The Annual Niel Gow Festival

Ryan Young playing solo at the Niel Gow Festival 2023


was a resounding success! Well done Committee and new Festival Director 

Liam Manion!

Next year:




March 21st-23rd 2025

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.

Niel Gow portrait by Sir Henry Raeburn
Click on the image of the sculpture to watch a video of the 2018 Niel Gow 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 ......

Mysterious second plaque on Niel Gow's cottage wall!