About the Niel Gow Festival

The aim of the Niel Gow Festival is to help maintain and promote traditional Scottish music across all ages and abilities.

The Annual Niel Gow Scottish Fiddle Festival was established in 2004 to celebrate the life and music of Perthshire's fiddle legend. Across the weekend, the festival offers concerts from a variety of world renowned musicians, multi-instrumental workshops, stalls from local artists and businesses as well as the chance to join the pub sessions throughout the village. Since its inception, the festival has taken place in the historic town of Dunkeld and Birnam, which is where Gow spent the majority of his life and where the music he composed is still played today.

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