Aboyne Castle (1)
X:1 T:Aboyne Castle  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:http://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/105875433?mode=zoom 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 Alexander Walker (b. 1819). Aboyne Castle  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.