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.
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|First Book of Niel Gow's Reels, 2d edition||1801|
|A Collection of Strathspey Reels||1784|
|A Second Collection of Strathspey Reels||1788|
|A Third Collection of Strathspey Reels||[1792?]|
|A Fourth Collection of Strathspey Reels||[1800?]|