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KINFANNS HOUSE. Scottish, Slow Air (3/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Nathaniel Gow (1763-1807). Kinfauns Castle and House (various spellings: Kinfauns, Kinfanns, etc.) was the seat of Lord and Lady Gray, about three miles east of Perth, overlooking the River Tay. The castle once belonged to Thomas Charteris de Longueville, called the Red Reaver (from the color of his flag during his pirate days), who assisted Sir William Wallace and later Bruce. His sword was preserved there for many years. The manor house was built in 1799.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 546 (appears as "Kinsaun's House"). Gow (Fifth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1809; p. 10.

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