TUNES OF THE MONTH

Headstone of Neil Gow Jnr. in Greyfriar's Kirkyard

Neil Gow Junior (was a son of Nathaniel Gow.  He collaborated with the poet and writer James Hogg on a number of songs, one of which was "Cam Ye by Atholl".

Sadly, Neil died aged only 28.  His grave is in Greyfriar's Kirkyard, Edinburgh.  (It is very probable that his father Nathaniel lies in the same plot.)

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 Dunkeld Cathedral 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

[Inver Music; available from musicinscotland.com]

 

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!

Mary Larsen

Fiddler Magazine