pibroch definition

  • noun:
    • A series of variants on a martial theme or traditional dirge for the highland bagpipes.
    • some musical variants for the bagpipes, often martial or funerary in the wild.
    • A Highland atmosphere, suitable for the specific enthusiasm that the musician would either stimulate or assuage; typically placed on those airs which can be played regarding bagpipe ahead of the Highlanders when they go out to battle.
    • A wild, unusual types of music, particular to the Scottish Highlands, performed upon the bagpipe.
    • martial songs with variations; to-be played by bagpipes

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