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

It is with great regret that we had to call off our two gigs at the end of October due to an unforeseen family illness. These should have been in Ludlow and Llanidloes on 24th and 26th October. We’re really sorry to have to cancel as we hate to let people down. This has been a difficult decision to make but a necessary one.

After such a really busy and enjoyable year, we now have a quieter time through to the end of the year and into January 2020 with just a few private gigs plus two bookings at the Courtyard Restaurant. Alnwick Castle. See diary page for details

We are already planning and looking forward to our Summer Series of gigs for 2020. Look out for the dates which will be added to the diary page as soon as they are confirmed.

Gigs for 2019/2020 have been added to the Diary page.
Please click here for more information.