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Donald Mor MacCrimmon


1570 - 1640

Famous piper, the first in a line who served MacLeod of MacLeod at Dunvegan. It is said that his chief sent MacCrimmon to a piping school in Ireland. He went on to perfect the Pibroch as a musical form and gave rise to a line of hereditary pipers. His compositions include The Earl of Ross's March (1600) and MacLeod's Controversy (1603).

MacCrimmon undertook a series of adventures to avenge the death of his brother, Patrick Coag, who had been murdered by a Mackenzie of Kintail.

He died on Skye.


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