pibroch


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pibroch

1. a form of music for Scottish bagpipes, consisting of a theme and variations
2. a piece of such music
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To the unpractised ear a pibroch has no form and no melody.
6) A Blackwood author, Neff Munro (1864-1930) is best known for his series of humorous sea-faring tales of Para Handy and his crew of the Vital Spark, for The Lost Pibroch and Other Sheiling Stories (1896)--Conrad had read these before their first meeting and considered them "wonderful in a way" (CL 2: 95)--and for such forgotten romances as Gilian the Dreamer: His Fancy, His Love and Adventure (1899), The Shoes of Fortune (1901), Children of Tempest: A Tale of the Outer Isles (1903), The Daft Days (1907), Fancy Farm (1910), The New Road (1914), Jaunty Jock (1918) and Hurricane Jack of the Vital Spark (1923).
NOVELIST Nigel Tranter, hailed as one of Scotland's finest writers, was yesterday laid to rest to the haunting skirl of a pibroch played by a lone piper.
The fact that she comes to the subject from the outside has its disadvantages (she gives 1749 as the date of the Battle of Culloden, and does not fully appreciate the distinction between the culture of the Highlands, with its clan system, Gaelic language and pibroch music, and that of the Lowlands, where none of these features had prominence), but it has benefits too, for she is able to perceive more easily what is distinctive about Scottish folksong.
Piobaireachd has made its appearance time and again in poetry and prose; from Jacobite songs such as 'Turn the Blue Bonnet wha can' (21) to Lord Byron's description of the Battle of Quatre Bras in Childe Harold, (22) from Donnchadh Ban Mac an t-Saoir's celebratory poems on piobaireachd and Gaelic (23) to Sir Walter Scott's novels, (24) or even titles such as Neil Munro's The Tost Pibroch, (25) Piobaireachd is often associated with the martial sphere, or in any case with extra-ordinary situations which require commemoration or celebration.
On what instrument is the form of music called pibroch played?
47 On which musical instruments would you expect to hear a pibroch played?
PIPERS won't know whether to play a pibroch or a lament.