The 18th Annual Scottish fiddle festival to celebrate the life and music of Perthshire's fiddle legend, Niel Gow.
The 2023 Festival will enjoy a series of concerts and small workshops at Birnam Arts and The Royal Dunkeld Hotel, as well as walks in the area.
The 18th Annual Niel Gow Festival kicks off in style with a feast of the finest fiddle music...
Wendy Weatherby & Alice Allan
Three workshops over the weekend taught by Wendy Wetherby and Alice Allan. One on Saturday and two on Sunday.
Pete Clark & Muriel Johnstone
Pete Clark (fiddle) & Muriel Johnstone (piano) play in Little Dunkeld Church
A weekend of fiddle tuition from a range of fiddle players who will also be performing at the festival. Best suited to intermediate players.
A weekend of tuition for mixed instruments (including fiddle) taught by players performing at the festival. This block is for 6 workshops (three each day).
Music will be played for children and parents to join in with, clap along, dance your heart out, beat your drum- have a fun time!
Aimed at primary and early secondary age children who can already play the fiddle
Features Elizabeth Davidson-Blythe (Fiddle) & Daniel Daniel Quayle (Irish Bouzouki) as well as Royal Conservatoire of Scotland musicians Suzanne Fivey (Piano) & Rua MacMillan (Fiddle).
Concert featuring Charlie McKerron & Marc Clement; Dunkeld & District Strathspey & Reel Society; Ryan Young & Owen Sinclair
The Niel Gow Festival 2023
"Iain Fraser was inspired by the story which he first came across at the Waipu Scottish Migration Museum in the North Island, NZ and subsequently wrote music aiming to capture the sense of place evoked by each of the main communities McLeod and his congregation, lived in.
The final concert of the festival featuring: The Gordon Duncan Experience; Hannah Fisher (fiddle) & Ciorstaidh Beaton (harp); Patsy Reid (fiddle) & Alice Allen (cello)
The weekend of concerts and workshops is held in celebration of Niel Gow, born in Strathbraan in 1727 and grew up in the village of Inver, by Dunkeld.
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