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

Update 30th September 2020
We have greatly missed playing our gigs this year and sadly, we still have no idea when we might be able to plan anything for the future.
In the meantime, we have copies of both our CDs and also Margaret’s tune book for sale by post. You might also like to commision a new tune from Margaret. See the CDs and Tunes pages for more details.

SUMMER CONCERTS CANCELLED – update 17th May 2020.
We have been in touch with all the venues and due to the current situation, we have no option but to cancel all our Summer concerts. We will miss performing and meeting old and new friends who would have otherwise been at the gigs. Let’s hope we’ll be back to performing concerts in 2021. Stay well and hopefully see you next year.

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