MUSICIAN Caroline Watsham honoured the memory of her dad’s passion for playing the saw by taking the unusual sound to judges of TV’s Britain’s Got Talent.

The 47-year-old Cropredy mum-of-two performed Snow Patrol’s Run for judges Simon Cowell, David Walliams and singer Alesha Dixon using a violin bow and an ordinary household saw.

She was inspired to pick up the instrument six months ago after the death from prostate cancer in 2010 of her town crier dad Eric, 75, below, a devotee of the unusual “instrument”.

She said: “It is special to me because the saw used to belong to my dad.

“The hardest thing was getting a sound out of it but I have made a concerted effort.”

After getting through the initial audition of more than 70,000, Mrs Watsham, left, appeared in front of the celeb judges and an audience in Cardiff.

The pre-school music teacher, who bends the saw to get a range of different notes, said: “When it is heavily amplified it cannot be the easiest thing on the ear, but I got a good response.”

But the judges were less impressed.

“Simon Cowell said it sounded like a baby crying,” she said. “I would say it’s relatively certain I am not going through.”

She said eldest daughter Esme, 12, has shown an interest in taking up the instrument, though an adult’s strength is needed to play it.

The ITV show will be broadcast in April.