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Niel Gow's Lament for the Death of his Second Wife

from Sitting in the Stern of a Boat by Iain Fraser

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This tune was first published by Nathaniel, son of the famous fiddler Niel Gow, in his "Fifth Collection of Strathspeys, Reels etc" in 1809. Although it is a lament, I like to think there is a thread of optimism and celebration running through the melody.

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from Sitting in the Stern of a Boat, released July 1, 2014

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Iain Fraser Scotland, UK

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Iain Fraser is a Performer and Teacher. He’s fascinated by the fiddle’s rhythmic and emotional capabilities and draws his material from 18th Century Scottish tunes to new self-penned compositions and from the multiple regional music styles of the British Isles to those of North America and Europe. ... more

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