Andy and Margaret Watchorn

Northumbrian Smallpipes and Fiddle

Northumbrian Smallpipes and Fiddle

Andy and Margaret have many years experience of playing the pipes and fiddle for weddings, corporate and civil functions, private parties and also concerts and festivals.

They perform regularly throughout Northumberland, the North East and other parts of the UK and Europe.

“These are seriously good players”  –  Adrian Banham – Musical Traditions.


From private parties at home to corporate events and heritage based activities,  Andy and Margaret can provide a wide range of traditional music and song to enhance any occasion.


Whatever the venue, and whether your wedding is small and intimate or large and grand, the sweet and evocative sound of the smallpipes and fiddle will create a unique atmosphere for your day.


Andy and Margaret have recorded two CDs of their music so far and feature on several other compilations.
You can hear samples and check the track listings here.


Margaret has produced a book of 52 tunes with harmonies for pipes and other melody instruments. You can see sample pages here.  Tunes can also be commissioned and written especially for you.

Latest News

This is effecting all our lives and needless to say we have had several cancellations of bookings including the booking to play at The Treehouse, Alnwick Garden on 15th April. Other cancellations will be posted as soon as we have them confirmed. Keep an eye on the Diary page. Tough times for us all!

Additional cancellation – Concert in Bowsden Village Hall on 9th May

Some dates for our Summer Concerts may well have to be cancelled, too. Watch this space.

New gigs for 2020 have been added to the Diary page.
Please click here for more information.