Ok, I'm Scottish so I have a soft spot for the bagpipes. What you have to keep in mind though, is that they were invented as a means of scaring the bejeezus out of the enemy whilst advancing on their lines in, like, the 17th Century! On the other hand I truly believe that the banjo is an instrument of the devil. Has no musical value / relevance / cozy warmth / tenderness / sexiness whatsoever as far as I can ascertain. You're as well beating on a rock with a stick in a rainstorm.