A quick search of the inter-tubes and we located the Niel Gow Festival in Dunkeld and Birnam in the Highlands.
Love the pants!
Gow was a contemporary of Robert Burns and is perhaps the best known and most revered of all Scots fiddlers and composers from the "olden days". You can read more about him at:
The Gow Fest was really great for a number of reasons. The location, with the events spread between the "twin cities" of Dunkeld and Birnam, is idyllic. The towns are easily accessible by ScotRail from Edinburgh. DnB are separated by the picturesque River Tay and connected by a beautiful stone bridge built in 1809.
See below the beautiful sights of DnB -- the Kirk, bridge, fabulous gigantic trees and more. Everywhere you turn is a picture postcard view. There is a beautiful loch, just a 30 minute walk from the center of Dunkeld. And the fish smoker, the butcher shop, and on and on. What a lovely place.
If you want to immerse yourself in all things Niel Gow you can visit his grave and his home, which is at Inver, a short walk from Birnam along the Tay.
There is also great jamming at the Taybank Pub. We met a lot of fine musicians there and enjoyed great food and ale, too. Plenty of small distillery Scotch on hand, too.
Hope to see you there in 2016. Here are few bonus shots including viewing a solar eclipse through a colander!