Thank you so much for a lovely concert - it was so enjoyable as you could see from the audience reaction (and mine!!)
Lunchtime Concert , St Peters Church West Blatchington Jan 2023
I have received so many wonderful remarks about your performance yesterday. It was, as many have said, "fantastic", not just your playing but also your explanations and stories. It was such a good programme, too, a really great selection of music. Many, many, thanks.
With thanks and good wishes,
Surrey Heath Ladies Probus Jan 2023
Many thanks for the splendid evening you provided for us on Thursday. Everyone was, and has been, so enthusiastic about you, your immense skills and of course, your harp.
I think that all were surprised at your versatility and the range of music they heard. "Not at all what I expected!", was repeated quite frequently amongst the group - all with a huge smile, I might add. They also valued the information you gave about the harp and what playing it involves - an excellent addition to their knowledge. We will certainly recommend you to others.
All the best,
Dorking Hens W I Jan 2023
Thank you for such a wonderful afternoon. It was every bit as entrancing as when i heard you at Send WI years ago. It was just perfect. I have had so many comments from folk. They all enjoyed your talk and playing and were asking me to invite you again.
Here's wishing you all the best for 2023 and hoping we shall meet again in the future. Thank you again.
Best wishes, Joan
Mayford Retirement Village, Surrey Jan 2023
Wow that was a lovely afternoon . We all enjoyed listening to the variety of sounds the harp can give us, the different Christmas tunes and the not so Christmas ones.
Thank you for coming and braving the roads, I do hope your journey home was as safe as your journey to us. It is surprising the difference in the weather from one side of the downs to the other, and yet although I travelled from here to Fittleworth for most of my working life I never remembered this as often I should have.
So many thanks and I hope you enjoy these final few days before Christmas.
Happy New Year
Boxgrove WI Christmas Concert Dec 2022
Good Evening Margaret,
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for volunteering your time to play at our Gala Dinner event on Saturday evening at Weston Park. The harp was an amazing addition to our drinks reception and so far the feedback from the event has been extremely positive.
I also wanted to let you know that we raised over £55k from the event, which we are delighted about. So, thank you for making this event so special and supporting us to raise an incredible amount of money to support Compton’s services in the future.
Compton Hospice , Compton Care, Wolverhampton Nov 2022
Thank you so much for a wonderful
Morning. It was such a joy
There was such a happy buzz in the room and everyone was captivated
Thanks again and I hope you and your mum enjoyed your stay in london
All the best
The Arts Society Hampstead Heath Nov 2022
I just wanted to pass on some lovely feedback we had from Sarah at Queensmead Care Home which you visited last week.
" I just wanted to say on behalf of my residents a huge thank you for sending Margaret with her harp to us last week. Everyone is still talking about it!
"I’ve never seen both the residents and staff come together so happily for an performance like this, she absolutely captivated everybody, what a wonderful performer she is! Made a few residents quite emotional listening (in a good way!) and they sang their hearts out and just had a wonderful time!
They’ve been asking me since when is she coming back!😅
Thanks again so much for the performance, it really was everything they hoped it would be and more. It meant the world " 🌎
Music in Hospitals and Care Concert Polegate, East Sussex Oct 2022
On behalf of the Committee and members of the Otford & District Wine Club, please accept our very sincere thanks for your magnificent performance at our meeting on Wednesday.
Your selection of music and your outstanding mastery of an instrument not generally considered to be played solo were spellbinding and our members listened in awe of your expertise. We thoroughly enjoyed your informative and sometimes witty description of your harp's mechanism and your playing technique and have received many favourable comments from our members who stayed on talking about how much they had enjoyed it.
Thanks and kind regards
Concert for Otford & District Wine Club Sep 2022
Margaret ...EVERYONE was enthralled by your Professionalism and wonderful choice of music. I personally have never heard such a variation of playing skills on the harp before. I only wish I had met you earlier in life!!! You made each day's programme so special and I am so thankful that all who came had heard you.
Just wanted to say thank you so much for your playing at our wedding on 25th January - you helped to make it the most perfect day!
And special thanks for doing Shah's special request - no one had ever heard Status Quo on the harp (you sounded much better than the actual group!!)
Many, many thanks
Rachael and Andrew
I should like to say how much we enjoyed your visit, the afternoon was a great success, and I received an unprecedented amount of positive feedback. thank you so much for giving us such a memorable start to our New Year of talks. The choir also enjoyed working with you, and I have kept your details for a repeat visit.
Again, thanks a lot and all the best for your New Year
Many many thanks for coming to Bromley and giving our members such a lovely morning last week. There was so much feedback from so many of them to say what a real pleasure it was to hear such lovely music, and everyone said how interesting to hear how your beautiful golden harp worked, and what a delightful person you are.
Please can you come again next year!
It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and hopefully we can see you again.
Have a great Christmas and good luck in the new year.
Mayor of Crawley West Sussex
Delighted to have Harpist Margaret Watson at our Charity Dinner absolutely Brilliant, everyone commented how they enjoyed watching Margaret play this beautiful instrument, and Margaret played free of charge for our charity thank you so much
Margaret this is just to say thank you so much for the pleasure you gave to us this morning. Everyone seemed to have really enjoyed hearing you again & I felt there was a lovely atmosphere.
I hope you cope with all the engagements you have between now & Christmas, and that you will be able to enjoy a lovely Christmas with your family knowing that you have given so many people pleasure with your Harp playing.
Wishing you a happy and peaceful Christmas.
With best wishes,
Hi Margaret, We have just got back from our honeymoon and we are still on a high! Greg and I would just like to say a huge 'Thank you' for your performance at our wedding reception, it was just superb. I am extremely sorry that I didn't come and say hello properly - we were whisked off to do photos! Everyone was impressed with your beautiful playing and we will be recommending you to friends.
Thanks again and all best wishes for the future,
Sarah and Greg xxxx
I write, on behalf of Sunbury Probus Club members to thank you for a truly inspirational performance this afternoon. As you may gather from the spontaneous applause, we were thoroughly delighted with your repertoire and style of interpretation. Several members commented, privately, that they'd not realised how versatile an instrument was the harp, especially with your amazing arrangements, choice of pieces and vocal accompaniments.
A sincere thankyou from us all!
With best wishes
Yesterday was not just professional and wonderful, it was an art over and above art. You were incredible. Thank you so much, and I will send some photos.
As I said on Wednesday I can't thank you enough for coming to our little group and giving us such a fun evening. It was so interesting to learn about the harp and how versatile it is and of course listen to such varied music.
Every one of us enjoyed your playing and I think the 3 men that joined us were perhaps even more enthralled.
I think in a while or so the Rotary club might well invite you to come to one of their dinners and entertain them and us their wives.
Thank you again
Thank you so much for your wonderful music yesterday evening, it was , as ever, beautifully performed. You will pleased to learn that the concert raised £845 overall which is a magnificent result. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to come to us in Chailey and help us achieve this result , we really do appreciate it. It was good to see you again and I will be in touch when we have had a chance to think what we will be doing for our next concert (if that is not too presumptuous on my part!).
With best wishes,
Very belated thanks for your wonderful concert at Hammerwood .We received nothing but positive comments and everyone thoroughly enjoyed your informative and entertaining performance. You are, of course, always welcome to pop in to perform, rehearse or just share a cup of tea with us!
Many thanks again,
All best wishes,
Anne-Noelle and David
Dear Margaret I am still reeling with the brilliance of your performance on Wednesday. It was absolutely magical and we felt we'd seen something very special. Hearing your story and the intricacies of the harp and how everything works added to our own enjoyment. You are a “star” and looked great too! Thank you so much for giving us a memorable evening – we hope to see again on the future.
Many thanks from us all.
Many thanks from all who came to hear you last Friday for a magical hour of music and fascinating fact about the harp – I've never had so many compliments and expressions of pleasure about a speaker. W really appreciated not only your skills but your brilliant presentation and attention to detail.
Thanks again and our very best wishes.
Dear Margaret I must say a Big “thank you” for your delightful playing for Wednesday Focus yesterday. It was a really super morning and so many of the ladies have said so. It was just what I personally need, a lovely relaxed time listening to your rendition of so many different kinds of music, all of them such a joy. For me your opening number “ Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring” was particularly soothing, and took me back to my wedding day 54 years ago. Now doesn't that make me sound decrepit; I was a child bride of course! It was a special moment for me to hear the lady on my left, 97 years young, singing along softly and in tune with a clear gentle voice, along to your playing. She was so enjoying herself. So thank you from all of us. I hope your journey to your next concert went smoothly and I'm sure they will have been as delighted as we were.
May I wish you every blessing for the future
Well, What a performance! Our Christmas luncheon was made by you yesterday, and everyone enjoed it. Not only did you look stunning, but so was your recital. Thank you very, very much for coming and putting us all in the Christmas Spirit.
It was lovely to see and hear you again – and again our sincere thanks