MacGregor's Gathering (1)

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MACGREGOR'S GATHERING [1] (Cruuinneach nan Griogarach). Scottish, Pipe Pibroch. The tune was copied by Alexander Campbell in 1815 for his book Albyn's Anthology from Captain Neil McLeod of Gesto's manuscript collection of pibrochs, as performed by the famous piping dynasty of the MacCrimmons of Skye. Clan Gregor claims descent from Grigar, third son of Kenneth MacAlpin, first king of Scotland. Glenorchy was the clan's original seat but as they prospered lands in Glengyle, Glen Lyon, Glen Straye and Balquidder came under their control. The clan's prospects waned in response to increasing power of the Campbells, however, resulting in their retreat into the Balquidder area, and at one point they became known as "The landless clan."

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