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The 16th Niel Gow festival will be held in the beautiful and historic Perthshire village of Dunkeld & Birnam, home of Niel Gow.

15th to 17th March, 2019 - put these dates in your diary now!

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New CD played on Niel Gow's fiddle - proceeds to Niel Gow memorial. Click on CD cover for ordering information.


2019 Niel Gow Festival Guest Artiste list to be publish shortly.




Sandy Brechin is one of Scotland`s best known accordian player. Sandy has been touring all over the world for many years and he has been recorded on over one hundred albums on various labels. He is also a respected tutor at the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music in Plockton for many years.

 Jimmy Johansson is a fiddler and an composer with big diversity. He has been composig both Swedish and Scottish folkmusic for almost 20 years. He has been touring over Scandinavia the last 15 years in different Folkband with roots both Scottish and Swedish Folkmusic.

Christopher Andersson Bång is a well known Swedish folk musician. For many years he has been playing music from Balkan, Ireland, Scotland, Sweden and Russia – he is a world music traveller.

On a concert with Sandy Brechin Trio you get invited to a world of smashing Scottish reels and jigs, with a touch of the intricately Swedish polska.

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From the West Coast of Canada, Jocelyn Pettit is an award-winning fiddle player, stepdancer, singer, and composer. With grace and passion, she has performed across Canada, and toured in the USA, the UK, and Europe. She has been featured on Canadian national television and radio, and shared the stage with The Battlefield Band (Scotland), The Chieftains (Ireland), and Carlos Núñez (Spain). As a recording artist, Jocelyn has two self-produced albums, both nominated for multiple awards, including “World Artist of the Year” at the 2017 Western Canadian Music Awards, and at the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards.

Ellen Gira is a seasoned cellist who has performed at special events and prominent venues throughout the USA and the UK, including The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, and Cadogan Hall in London, England. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Cello Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music (Cleveland, Ohio, USA). Both currently pursuing Master’s degrees in Scottish Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, Jocelyn and Ellen present a lively and soulful performance of music from Canada and Scotland.

Website: www.jocelynpettit.com



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