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DUNDERAVE. Scottish, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. Dunderave castle was constructed on Loch Fyne by Iain, Chief of the MacNaughton clan, in 1596 as an 'L'-shaped tower house. It was forfeited to the Campbells around the year 1700 when John MacNaughton married a daughter of Campbell of Ardkinglas. According to MacNaughton tradition, Ardkinglas was anxious to marry off his eldest daughter, even though it was her comely younger sister that MacNaughton had applied for. On the wedding day the veiled bride was presented and the two were lawfully joined, but the groom, upon arising from the alcoholic haze of the previous day, found the Campbell daughter under the vale had been the elder and that he had been tricked. MacNaughton contrived somewhat later to abscond with the younger daughter, and fled to Ireland with his beloved. Dunderave is the 'Castle of Doom' of Neil Munro's 1901 novel.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 3; No. 80, p. 10.

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