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The Niel Gow Festival 2019

The Niel Gow Festival 2019
Friday 15th - Sunday 17th March

Birnam Arts is delighted to once again be the central hub of The Niel Gow Festival 2019 a celebration of the life and music of renowned Perthshire fiddler Niel Gow (1727 - 1807) raised in nearby Inver and who is widely regarded as the most influential Scottish fiddler of the 18th century.

Growing in popularity each year, the festival attracts fiddle and traditional Scottish/Celtic musical enthusiasts from across the world. Birnam Arts will be hosting a number of concerts between Friday 15th and Sunday the 17th March in our main auditorium whilst a range of workshops take place in our smaller rooms throughout the festival.


Birnam Arts/Little Dunkeld Church/Royal Dunkeld Hotel

Concerts: £15/£5 U18s
Workshops: £10/£5 U18s

Based at Birnam Arts, the 16th Annual Niel Gow music extravaganza brings together not only fiddle players professional and amateur, but also fiddle makers, music publishers and fiddle fans from all over Scotland and beyond. Instigated in order to raise funds for a memorial to 18th century fiddler Niel Gow of Inver, the festival has itself become a living tribute to Dunkeld and Birnam's local hero – Niel Gow even attracted fandom from the great Robert Burns, no less!

With concerts, workshops and guided walks, there is something for everyone. And, as is the case at any festival, the informal and spontaneous music sessions which can arise in pubs and hotels often prove to be memorable highlights.

Tickets now on sale.

Niel Gow 2019 Website

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