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As a multi-instrumentalist, I offer a wide range of musical services! Therefore, I am in the process of making it easier to find what you are looking for with a brand new website layout. Please bear with me whilst I complete this. You can send me a message via the CONTACT page in the meantime, if there is anything you would like to know! 


Kathryn Johnstone

Ceilidhs and Bagpipes in Cambridgeshire

Welcome to KJ Folk Music


Welcome to KJ Folk Music, home of folk music services in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, and Northamptonshire, and beyond. England, UK.

Ceilidhs / Barn Dances

Bagpiper available for hire

Solo performances / Musical entertainment

Music lessons

Provided to you by the talented Kathryn Johnstone from Whittlesey, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. With a passion for musical performance and a drive for perfection, Kathryn offers live entertainment, music lessons, and bespoke musical services for events of any size. Kathryn has over 15 years of experience and specialises in the folk music, so whatever you need, we are here to help.

“A warm welcome to my website. Based in the small town of Whittlesey, in Cambridgeshire, I have been playing folk music professionally over 15 years now. I started playing the great highland bagpipes aged 10, and soon added many other instruments into my repertoire such as the melodeon and alto saxophone. I also sing occasionally and play ukulele!

I love sharing my passion for folk music with others, and I hope you will find everything you are looking for on my website. I am available to book for events of any size, as well as lessons. Thank you for visiting my website, and for your continued support.”

— Kathryn Johnstone


Kathryn is playing the melodeon at Ely Folk Festival. The rest of the band are out of shot as this picture focuses solely on Kathryn who is playing the meldeon, surrounded by microphones. She is wearing a dress with lots of bright colours and patterns, an

Live Entertainment

- Find out more about Kathryn's solo and band performances. A talented multi-instrumentalist for:

Dennis Cuddles Starlight Band


Kathryn is standing with her set of bagpipes in front of The Flying Scotsman locomotive when it visited Nene Valley Railway in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. She is wearing a traditional scottish outfit. This outfit includes a kilt. in the Johnstone tartan

The Fenland Piper

- Professional bagpiper available for all events including: weddings, funerals, Burn's Night and New Year's Eve.

An excellent traditional and poignant addition to your event.

Kathryn is smiling and  playing the melodeon at Cambridge Folk Festival in a music session. She is sitting on the grass. She also has her baby son, aged 9 months old in the photo sitting on her lap, peeping over the melodeon. He looks curious about the me

Music Lessons

- Kathryn offers a variety of lessons for the bagpipes, melodeon, and beginner alto saxophone and ukulele. 

Why not try a new instrument today?


Contact me

Get in touch today to discuss your requirements.


Kathryn Johnstone Music
Peterborough, England, United Kingdom


Kathryn is dynamic, creative and innovative musician with her roots firmly set in the folk music genre, based in the Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire area.

With over 15 years experience, and appearances at a variety of prestigious events, you will often find Kathryn playing the great highland bagpipes. Known locally as The Fenland Piper, she has appeared on the BBC news and radio multiple times.

Kathryn loves to share her talent with the community, offering private bagpipe lessons. She has also played regular recitals in her front garden for the residents of Whittlesey during the Covid-19 Lockdowns in 2020. It is her goal to come up with some more ways to engage the local community in the upcoming future. 

If you would love to have an extra special touch to your event, please do not hesitate to get in contact to discuss your requirements and tune requests. Dedicated to providing her clients with the highest quality of services, Kathryn creates and shares music that is meaningful and inspiring. 


A huge thank you to my friends for allowing me to use your fabulous photos on my website:

Sue Gwynne at LuminArt Photography

Erin from Stumpy Oak Ceilidh Band

Lesley Downham