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

30th June -Wow, what an incredible turnout to last nights gig in The Pavilion in Bamburgh! Another sell-out with over 90 there and such great feedback from so many of you. A huge thank you to everyone…new friends and old. We’re now looking forward to the next gig on Tuesday 19th July in the Memorial Hall, Craster, 7.30pm start with doors opening at about 6.50pm.
Do phone (01665 576245) if you would like to reserve seats.
Please note, it’s Pay on the Door and cash only.

16th June – Thanks a million to all who came to our gig last night in the Memorial hall, Craster. The hall was filled to capacity with so much enthusiasm and energy. Such a great night. THANK YOU!

SUMMER CONCERTS 2022 – Traditional Music from Northumberland and beyond
Check Diary page for all the dates.
Concerts will start at 7.30pm EXCEPT Wed. 27th July on Holy Island which will be 7.45pm.
The doors will be open approx. 40 minutes before the concerts start.
£10 entry – accompanied children under 12 free CASH ONLY ON THE NIGHT

If you are staying at a holiday home this year and would like a private “house concert” , then don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll be delighted to discuss this further.

If you are not able to get to any of the gigs, 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.

Keep an eye on the Diary page.
Please click here for more information.