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A series of variations on a martial theme or traditional dirge for the highland bagpipes.

[Scottish Gaelic pìobaireachd, pipe music, from pìobair, piper, from pìob, pipe, from Middle Irish píp, from Medieval Latin pīpa, from Vulgar Latin *pīpa; see pipe.]


(ˈpiːbrɒk; Gaelic ˈpiːbrɒx)
1. (Music, other) a form of music for Scottish bagpipes, consisting of a theme and variations
2. (Music, other) a piece of such music
[C18: from Gaelic piobaireachd, from piobair piper]


(ˈpi brɒx)

a series of martial or dirgelike variations for the Scottish Highlands bagpipe.
[1710–20; < Scottish Gaelic piobaireachd piper music, derivative of piobair piper]


A Scottish word for a piece of bagpipe music.
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Noun1.pibroch - martial music with variations; to be played by bagpipes
martial music, military march, military music - brisk marching music suitable for troops marching in a military parade
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Whether you are looking to listen to piobaireachd, have a party or are parents looking for a fun day out with the kids, Piping Live
He was the youngest piper to triumph in the two most prestigious competitions for piobaireachd - the classical music of the Highland pipe - when he was just 16.
Due thanks are also offered to Dave Clement and Bill Wotherspoon of The Piobaireachd Society ('piobaireachd' being the classical music of the Highland bagpipes).