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

And a Happy New Year! Here we are in January 2020 and as always, we’ll be playing for Burns Night at The Ship Inn, Low Newton on Saturday 25th January. For those who have read our latest news recently, sadly our gig for a Burns Night at The Courtyard Restaurant, Alnwick Castle, has been called off. See diary page for details of all gigs.

Dates for our Summer Concerts 2020 have now been confirmed and added to the diary page!    We hope to see lots of newcomers as well as old friends who have supported our gigs for years, in some cases. The programme will include new material from Margaret as well as tunes from old manuscripts …..Looking forward to this already!

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