Andy and Margaret Watchorn

Northumbrian Smallpipes and Fiddle


What do people say about us?

Your music is absolutely wonderful and was praised by everyone. A lot of the guests had never previously heard of the Northumbrian Pipes. Needless to say, they were bowled over. Together with the fiddle, you helped to lift spirits and make our day very memorable.”

“Their duo work is simply beautiful throughout. Their smallpipes and fiddle tunes are object lessons in direct, subtle playing. Examples of this exceptional quality abound. These are seriously good players.”

Lecchemede review:

Musical Traditions

One thing I got 100% right: the Watchorns! I wouldn’t even consider doing the event again without you.  You were marvellous.
So many thanks once again.”

Mary Manley

National Poetry Day

“For me, the stars of the show are Andrew and Margaret Watchorn, who duet on pipes and fiddle and who add to the enjoyment of well-played tunes with some excellent harmonies.”

Rod Stradling

Musical Traditions

“Uplifting, entertaining, informative. Fantastic music, instruments and musicians.”

Holy Island concert, 2018

Surbiton, London

“Fantastic music from such a talented couple. So lovely to hear traditional music on our first visit to Northumberland – it added an extra dimension to our holiday.
Thank you!”


“Excellent evening! Loved the music which was full of talent and personality – great stories too!”

Marlborough, Wiltshire

“Wonderful! Inventive, touching, fun and VERY skilled!”

Craster Concert Review, 2018


“Absolutely wonderful. Superb musicianship, playing music that resonates with and soothes the soul. Loved the knowledgeable background to the songs.”

Bamburgh Concert 2018