Hexham Waits


The following waits are mentioned in: Roz Southey ‘Music-making in North-East England during the eighteenth century’ (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006), as well as many other local musicians, fiddlers, pipers etc (some of whom may have been waits).

Fairweather, John fl.1788
Hill, Robert, 1757
Hull, William fl.1724
Kell, Jasper fl.1711-33

Thomas Patterson was the Piper of Hexham circa 1665.Source: McCandless

Number of Waits employed by Hexham