From it's use in battles, clan gatherings, salutes, and laments dating back to the 16th century to today - the bagpipes retains a time-honored, powerful emotional connection to many people. Even for those whom the instrument is not part of their direct family heritage, the sound of the bagpipe can resonate on a deep level.
It is because of this emotional connection that the bagpipes can now be found in many different types of events. While many are most familiar with the use of bagpipes in weddings and funerals, bagpipers have performed in many, many different venues and settings.
Some of those other occasions include:
high school and college graduations
holiday parades and performances
milestones and commemorations
concerts and shows
and many more
So if you're wondering whether a bagpiper is well-suited for your event, chances are it's been requested before!