Niel Gow's Compliments Returned to Mr. Marshall

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NIEL GOW'S COMPLIMENTS (RETURNED) TO MR. MARSHALL. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by the great Inver, Perthshire, fiddler-composer Niel Gow (1727-1807), for the younger contemporary fiddler-composer William Marshall (1748-1833) of Fochabers, renowned for his strathspey compositions.

William Marshall
Niel Gow, by Henry Raeburn.

See "William Marshall's Compliments to Niel Gow" for Marshall's original homage to the older fiddler.



Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Aird (Aird's Sixth and Last Volume of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs), 1803; No. 12, p. 6. Gow (Second Collection of Niel Gow's Reels), 1788; p. 13 (3rd edition). Gow (Beauties of Niel Gow), 1819. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 153.

Recorded sources: Lismore Records, Ron Gonnella - "A Tribute to Niel Gow" (1987).




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