“The bagpipe is deemed a weapon of war because it inspired its troops to battle and instilled terror into the enemy. The skirl of the pipes stirs souls. The effects of the pipes are legendary crossing all cultural, geographic, economic and historical barriers. From the origins and development of the pipes, their use among the ancient Celts and in modern warfare and life reveal their true and enduring significance which continues to be passed down from generation to generation in current times.” http://www.canadaatwar.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=72
Many times, people first hear the pipes played at a funeral, and that is often “Amazing Grace”. I have posted some other favourites below.
“Scotland the Brave” (Gaelic: Alba an Aigh)
Flower of Scotland
The Black Bear
Mull of Kintyre
Johnnie Cope & The Atholl Highlanders