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Gow, Neil (1727 — 1807)

By far the best known of the Scots fiddle composers, from whose dance tunes Burns drew many of the airs for his songs, Gow (the first of a family of Scots dance music composers) was born at Inver, near Dunkeld, and was 60 when Burns met him on his Highland tour. In his Journal, Burns described Gow, who played for him, as 'a short, stout-built Highland figure, with his greyish hair shed on his honest social brow — an interesting face, marking strong sense, kind open heartedness mixed with unmistrusting simplicity'. Burns later visited Gow's house.Gow's main publications were a Collection of Strathspey Reels, 1784, 1788 and 1792, and the Complete Repository of Original Scots Slow Strathspeys and Dances, 1799, 1808, 1822.Neil Gow had his portrait painted several times by Raeburn.
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