Daniel Dow (1732-1783) was born in Perthshire, and lived and worked in Edinburgh from c.1765. He was regularly employed by the Edinburgh Musical Society, and gave concerts in St Mary's Hall. Anecdotally, he was a music teacher who specialised in the guitar. (Glen 1, ix; Baptie; Alburger). One of the GB-A copies of Thirty-seven New Reels notes in ink that [Dow] died of fever January 1783, aged 51 years (burial register of Cannongate, Edinburgh).
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|Twenty Minuets and Sixteen Reels or Country Dances|||
|A Collection of Ancient Scots Music|||
|Thirty Seven New Reells & Strathspeys||[1775?]|
|Reells & Strathspeys|