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Niel Gow


Biographical info

Niel Gow (1727-1807), father of the famous Gow family, lived in Inver near Dunkeld. (Glen 2, viii-xiv; Grove; Alburger; Murdoch, 41-48) Gow's fourth son Nathaniel (1763-1831), violinist and Edinburgh publisher, was perhaps the most famous of the siblings; but his brothers William, John and Andrew also traded in music (John and Andrew in London). Nathaniel's son, Niel Junr., lived 1795-1823.

Sources authored by Niel Gow

Title Year Edition
First Book of Niel Gow's Reels, 2d edition 1801 2d edition with considerable additions and valuable alterations
A Collection of Strathspey Reels 1784 [1st]
A Second Collection of Strathspey Reels 1788
A Third Collection of Strathspey Reels [1792?]
A Fourth Collection of Strathspey Reels [1800?]