Niel Gow's Compliments Returned to Mr. Marshall
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.
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).