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Note about Neil Gow
ID JSS0085
Title Note about Neil Gow
Document Reference MS2726/77 (attached words)
Format 262 x 145 mm
Medium pen & ink on plain paper
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Handwritten note, Neil Gow
Item Description Skinner's manuscript of 'a racy anecdote of the veteran' fiddler Niel Gow (1727-1807) from Inver, Perthshire, connected with the strathspey Welcome Whisky Back Again (JSS0085): His delight when the prohibition was again abolished. Here is Neil's best story - (See Annals of Perthshire / an interesting volume) / Neil owed his patron----------forget details / the price of a cow - an interval at a large Ball his patron approached Neil while puttin' 'rozit' [rosin] on his bow - Neil, Neil ye've nae word o' payin' me fa [for] that coo [cow]! Neil (replied) No my Lord I wid hae been the last to mention 't gin [if] ye hidna [hadn't] deen't [done it] yersel' needless to relate Neil got the coo as a present!- [Gow's patron and landlord was the Duke of Atholl, a life-long friend.]
Creator James Scott Skinner
Creator Manuscript James Scott Skinner
Time Period 1890's - 1900's
Related Images MS2726/77
Relationships JSS0084, JSS0086
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Harp & Claymore


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