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PIBROCH

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 575 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PIBROCH, a form of music as played by the bagpipe. The word is derived from the Gaelic piobaireachd, the art of the bagpiper. This special form of bagpipe music, consisting of a series of variations founded on a theme, was called the urlar. These variations are generally of a martial or warlike character and include dirges and marches (see BAGPIPE).
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