The Niel Gow Festival


Dunkeld's annual traditional music festival celebrating the life and music of one of Perthshire's most prolific fiddle players

Friday 22th - Sunday 24th March 2024
more info coming soon...
The Niel Gow Walk
Follow in the footsteps of Niel Gow as you experience the gorgeous countryside walk to his cottage in Inver, lead by local and renowned musician, Pete Clark.
World class concerts
Enjoy a variety of performances and concerts from a range of internationally renowned musicians across the weekend.
The Gow Gathering
As part of the Niel Gow festival we are now including ‘The Gow Gathering’, which offers a specific package of workshops & sessions aimed at those who want to improve their tune repertoire. Workshops are booked as a block of six over the weekend, mostly tutored by the artists performing in the concerts.
No festival is complete without a grand session at the end of the night. Whether you would like to play along, or just immerse yourself in the music, head along to the pub and join in with the craic until the early hours of the morning. Sessions are on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

NGF Programme 2023

Download your own copy of the full programme for the festival here. All you have to do is click the link below!

Where are we?

The Niel Gow Festival is held across Dunkeld and Birnam. Dunkeld is the oldest settlement in the highlands of Perthshire, dating back to the 6th century. Situated 13 miles south of Pitlochry on the A9, Dunkeld and Birnam offers stunning scenery sitting alongside the banks of the River Tay.

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A huge thank you to all of our contributors!

Whisky Box
Cafe Nova
Earn Equestrian
Scottish Deli
Going Pottie Studio
Aran Bakery
Vintage Strings
Jeremy Law
Dunkeld Salmon
Taste Talk
Ellas Dunkeld
Naked Sheep
Davidson’s Chemist
D Pirie
Print Bunker – Ian Cronin
Cairn o’Mohr
East of Scotland Farmers
The Gael Spirits Company Ltd
Tighnavon Glamping Pods