andmathews wrote:That was a very expressive performance of my favorite Niel Gow piece. I have not seen the sheet music but it sounds somewhat difficult.
It is such an exquisite work and such a nice arrangement. You play it very well.
I was blessed to actually hear this piece in Blair Castle (where Niel Gow frequently performed) this summer. Our tour guide was a gifted Scottish fiddler and they allowed him to re-string Niel's fiddle and perform for us. It was quite a surreal experience.
Thanks for your performance.
Thanks for the kind words re the performance. Cookie's arrangement is actually quite accessible. It falls easily under the fingers as long as one is comfortable working up the fretboard a ways. I simply added ornamentation where I felt it made sense. Sometimes I play it straight, though. After many years playing Celtic and Scottish music I still can't get a good Scottish turn like fiddlers can!