Mr. Marshall’s Compliments to Niel Gow

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MR. MARSHALL'S COMPLIMENTS TO NIEL GOW. AKA - "William Marshall's Compliments to Niel Gow." Scottish, Slow Air or March (4/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833) in honor of the famous fiddler and composer Niel Gow (who spelled his first name Niel). This despite the fact that many of Marshall’s tunes appeared in Gow family publications without attribution, and sometimes with different titles altogether.

William Marshall

See also “Niel Gow's Compliments Returned to Mr. Marshall."



Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 231. Gow (Complete Repository, Part 3), 1806; p. 9. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 154. Martin (Traditional Scottish Fiddling), 2002; p. 115. McGlashan (A Collection of Reels), c. 1786; p. 14.

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