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

Well the last of our summer/autumn concerts at Craster is over and also the Burton Lazars gig last Friday evening. Thanks to all of you who turned up to these and for making them such great nights.
Now looking forward to the extra gigs next week listed below.

And after that, a bit of a break until gigs in Ludlow and Llanidloes towards the end of October. Hoping to get a great crowd to both these

Two extra gigs for October:
Wedneday 16th in The Chantry Bagpipe museum 7.30pm and …..
Saturday 19th : a spot in the Northumbrian Pipers Society Annual Concert – A Tribute to Colin Ross. This will be in the Kings Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University 7.30pm

Gigs for 2019 have been added to the Diary page.
Please click here for more information.