I’ve heard a bunch of stories that start this way. The pipes have such a unique and distinctive (not to mention loud) sound that it tends to attract people from the surrounding area.
A friend shared this with me this morning:
“…last summer I played pipes for a wedding at the Pittsburgh Zoo. The peacocks’ reactions were most interesting: the males charged wanting to fight. Females gently sidled up to me as though wanting to dance. Must have been the Macdonald colors.”
Do you have any good piping stories?