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CEANN NA DROCHAID BIG (The Head of the Little Bridge). Scottish, Pipe Pibroch. This well-known pipe pibroch was likely composed by one of Montrose's pipers, according to Francis Collinson (1975), in celebration for the victory at Inverlocy on February 2nd, 1645. Montrose won by employing a stunning outflanking march in which he doubled-back across mountain passes in the depths of winter from Killcumin (now Fort Augustus) to Inverlochy, where he fell upon the flank of Argyll and his Campbells in a dawn attack. During the attack not only did the trumpets sound the salute reserved for the royal standard (as Montrose had changed sides to become 'the King's Lieutenant') but pipers played the Cameron pibroch "Sons of dogs, come and I will give you flesh."

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