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X:1 T:Aboyne Castle [1] C:Alexander Walker M:2/4 L:1/8 Q:"Slow" R:Air B:Walker - Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Marches etc. (1866, p. 29) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion F: K:D A,|D2 F>A|(F>E/2D/4) B,2|D2 F>A|B<(EE>)F|D2 F>A|(F>E/2D/4) B,>d|B>d A/F/E/D/|FDD:| A|d>af>a|(g/f/).e/.d/ B2|d>ef>a |b<ee>f|d>af>a|g/f/g/b/ !fermata!b>a|d'>Ba>g|e(dd)A| d>af>a|(g/f/)e/d/ B2|d>af>a|bee>g|f/e/d/f/ e>c|d/c/B/A/ d>B|B/A/G/F/ A/G/F/E/|FDD||

ABOYNE CASTLE (1). Scottish, Slow Air (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Aberdeenshire fiddler-composer biography:Alexander Walker (b. 1819). Aboyne Castle [1] is the seat of the present-day Gordon clan (the home of the Marquis of Huntly), but has been a stronghold of the clan on the River Dee since the 13th century. Originally a motte and bailey castle, over time a stone keep was added, then a towerhouse in the 17th century, and finally was converted to a mansion in the 19th.
Aboyne Castle

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Printed sources : - Walker (A Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Marches, &c.), 1866; No. 83, p. 29.

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