TUNE OF THE MONTH
This strathspey by Niel Gow is also played in Donegal, where strathspeys are referred to as "Highlands". They crossed the Irish Sea with Irish fiddlers returning home from working in Scotland.
Click on the wee dram below to watch a video of Pete playing "Niel Gow's Lament for the Death of his Second Wife" beneath Niel Gow's Oak on the banks of the River Tay near Dunkeld.
Click on the picture of Niel Gow Cottage below to watch a video of Pete rehearsing with Hazel Murch before their performance of "2nd Lieutenant Archibold Morrison, Royal Scots" on Remembrance Sunday, 11th November 2018.
The Dunkeld Bridge Collection, Vol. 1
Fiddle music from highland Perthshire
by Pete Clark, Edited by Jane Marx
[Published by Inver Music]
Extract from review in "Fiddler" magazine:
This is so much more than a music book – it’s a great read on many levels. It’s an entertaining history of the people and the area via music, text, paintings, and photographs. After reading it, you’ll feel as if you were treated to a whirlwind trip to highland Perthshire!