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Gow Family Scottish Tunes for Two

46 tunes composed by 18th century Scottish fiddler, Niel Gow (1727 - 1807) and his sons, William, Andrew, Nathaniel, and John. Each tune is arranged for two players, and includes the chords for your guitarist to support your efforts. There are many moods to be enjoyed in these enchanting airs, jigs, laments, reels, strathspeys, etc. The tunes in each book of the Gow Family Scottish Tunes for Two series are in the same keys so you can have fun jamming with your musical friends.


Gow Family Scottish Tunes for Two Basses

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Gow Family Scottish Tunes for Two Cellos

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Gow Family Scottish Tunes for Two Mandolins

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Gow Family Scottish Tunes for Two Violas

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Gow Family Scottish Tunes for Two Violins

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Tunes in this Collection...
Andrew Gow:
“Lady Baird”
George Gow:
“Hallyburton House”
John Gow:
“Birnam Wood,” “Fingal’s Cave,” The Highland Brigade at Waterloo,” “Lady Carmichael”
John & Andrew Gow:
The Firth of Cromortie,” “Mr. Horn’s Strathspey”
Nathanial Gow:
“The Days O’ Yore,” “Earl of Home’s,” “Greenend Park,” “Gudewife of Peebles,” “The Highland Secretary,” “Lady Charlotte Bruce’s Favorite,” “Lady Charlotte Campbell’s,” “Lady Charlotte Durham’s Strathspey,” “Lady Hope of Pinkie’s Strathspey,” “Lady Mary Hay’s Scotch Measure,” “Lament for Mrs. Oswald of Achincruive,” “Loch Earn,” “Miss Baird of Saughtonhall’s Hornpipe,” “Miss Chalmers,” “Miss Clementina Loughnan’s,” “Miss Graham of Inchbrakie’s Strathspey,” “Mrs. Houston of Rosehall’s Favourite,” “Mrs. Landle’s Delight,” “Mrs. MacDouall Grant,” “Nathaniel Gow’s Lament for the Death of His Brother,” “The New Water Kettle,” “Niel Gow’s Fiddle”
Neil Gow:
“The Breeches Maker,” “Dunkeld Bridge,” “Dunkeld Hermitage,” “Flora Macdonald’s Lament,” “Miss Coulston,” “Miss Drummond of Perth’s Favourite Scotch Measure,” “Niel Gow’s Favorite,” “Miss Stewart of Grantully’s Strathspey,” “Niel Gow’s Lament for His Second Wife,” “Niel Gow’s Lamentation for the Death of His Brother,” “Niel Gow’s Recovery,” “Niel Gow’s Reel”
William Gow:
“Earl of Mortons,” “Ferniegair,” “The Fife Hunt,” “Lady Muir Mackenzie”

Reviews...

“Here’s another book for Scottish fiddle lovers, but this time you can invite a friend over to enjoy it with you. Deborah Greenblatt has chosen 46 tunes composed by 18th century Scottish fiddler Niel Gow and his sons William, Andrew, Nathaniel, and John. There is a mix of slow airs and laments, strathspeys, reels, jigs, and a quickstep, and they vary in difficulty from simple and straightforward to quite demanding. The notation is clear and chords are provided. The Gow Family Scottish Tunes for Two series is also available for violas, cellos, basses, and mandolins -- something for almost everyone! (Be sure to check out Deborah Greenblatt’s full line of books, many of which are for duos and trios.)”
...Mary Larsen Fiddler Magazine, Winter 2015/2016

“Who can resist titles such as Miss Graham of Inchbrakie’s Strathspey or My Wife’s a Wanton Wee Thing? There are many moods to be enjoyed in this collection of 46 tunes by 18th century Scottish fiddler Niel Gow (1727-1807) and his four sons featuring enchanting airs, jigs, laments and reels.

Deborah Greenblatt has arranged the same ditties in the same keys so that you can play with a friend on any instrument; violin, viola, cello, bass or mandolin. The ever-adventurous Deborah Greenblatt conjures the heyday of the dance-master’s kit fiddle in these charming, evocative yet eminently practical arrangements.”
- Mary Nemet, National Reviews Editor,
Stringendo, October 2016,
Journal of the Australian Strings Association,
used by permission of AUSTA National Journal Editor

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