Patrick Mòr MacCrimmon and his escape from prison.
Date April 1953
Track ID 53256
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1953.055.A3

Original Tape ID

SA1953.055

Summary

Patrick Mòr MacCrimmon and his escape from prison.

Pipe Major William MacLean tells how Patrick Mòr MacCrimmon was imprisoned after the Battle of Sheriffmuir. After many attempts he eventually escaped, naked, and covered himself with a straw rope. Finally he got to Lochaber and went to Locheil's castle. He fixed his pipes for the chief's piper and played the pibroch 'Too Long in this Condition', which he composed in prison. Locheil heard the piping, recognised him and offered him hospitality.

Item Subject/Person

MacCrimmon, Patrick Mòr

Language

English

Genre

Story

Collection

SoSS