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BEAUFORT CASTLE. AKA - "Caisteal Dùnaidh." Scottish, Reel and Air. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B (Fraser): AABB' (Martin): AA'BB' (Kerr). "Beaufort Castle, since General Fraser's death, in 1872, has not been the scene of much festivity, though perfectly the reverse upon any occasion of his residence there. Every memorial of so estimable a public character should by preserved" (Fraser). There are several famous Beaufort Castles, notably in Luxemourg and a Crusader fortress in the Holy Land; the title, however, refers to a structure in Inverness, Scotland, formerly in the hands of the Fraser family. The current Beaufort Castle [1] was built in the 1880's and resembles a large and grand manor house.

Source for notated version: Hector MacAndrew [Martin].

Printed sources: Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816/1874; No. 103, p. 39. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 36, p. 7. Kohlers' Violin Repository, Part Third, p. 204. Martin (Traditional Scottish Fiddling), 2002; p. 123.

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