Welcome To the

pibroch network

we make it easy to discover, learn, teach and research the classical music of the highland bagpipe.

The Pibroch Network gathers together and makes accessible pibroch’s earliest primary sources with the means to explore them effectively, meaningfully, and collaboratively. 

By curating this suite of digital resources and making the materials ever more discoverable, we aim to drive innovation in research, education, performance, outreach and access to pibroch: the single malt of Scottish music.  

User communities

At the pibroch network, our resources are designed for you

pipers and other musicians

For Highland pipers of all ages, abilities and aspirations, singers and players of other instruments such as harp, fiddle and lyre

researchers and composers

Providing a reliable and comprehensive digital library that makes the study of pibroch's primary sources easier than ever

students and teachers

Making the wealth of historical material easier to find, understand and integrate into learning, teaching and performance

By listening, collaborating and learning, we build a pibroch polyculture that is inclusive, diverse and imaginative.

explore, collaborate, contribute

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explore the source materials

Our collection is systematic and complete up to 1854, representing the raw source materials for 313 pibrochs, 843 settings, and 367 Gaelic titles.

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collaborate with others

Visit Learning Living Pibroch to join the conversation with other users, upload recordings and respond to the ideas and discoveries of others.

contribute your skills

Our team needs to grow: we are always delighted to hear from anyone WordPress savvy or passionate about user experience.

welcome to the pibroch network!