Funny you should mention bagpipes. At a huge bluegrass festival (10,000 to 15,000 in attendance over three days/nights) in the Mountains some scottish(?) folks were staying nearby in a hotel. They asked if they could play the bagpipes on stage. They were politely told that in keeping with the bluegrass tradition that music didn't really fit in. Again, all in conversation were gentlemen on both sides. So he informed his group of the news. They suited up(?) started playing and marching around the hotel parking lot. It was only a short while before over half the folks at the bluegrass festival was over at the hotel :lau:
I agreed with the bluegrass folks prespective on keeping it bluegrass but I got a kick out of it too.