Please Choose Your Location
This is the UK & World site.
In the USA
In the UK
Rest of World


Hobgoblin Music offers you a unique range of unusual and exciting acoustic and folk instruments from all over the world at great prices. Every item has been chosen to give the best quality at each price level. So give us a call, buy here online, or visit one of our music shops, and we’ll do our best to help you find the instrument you want. You pay the same price whether you buy online or in our shops, we don't add charges for paying by card.

* To give beginners a chance to take up a folk instrument, as well as to provide the best for those who already play.
* To encourage people to discover and enjoy their own musical heritage & all types of folk music now played in these islands.
* To help keep music live, by making real acoustic instruments widely available at affordable prices, and sponsoring live events.
* To encourage people to make music themselves, by taking up a musical instrument. You are never too young or too old to start! Read our Aims in Full
Hobgoblin Music was founded in 1976 by Mannie and Pete McClelland while searching for a concertina for her to play. Many other interesting instruments came to light and the search grew into a business as they discovered they were not the only ones who wanted to buy folk instruments, but couldn’t find any. read more...
Ric Sanders presents Ashbury Uke for Fair Mobility
Ashbury Ukulele presented as raffle prize at Cropredy Fairport Convention
We were happy to once again support Fair Mobility at this year's Cropredy Fairport Convention, by donating an Ashbury Ukulele as a raffle prize to help raise money for their excellent the full story

Visit the Hobnobbin Section for:


Definition: A mouthblown windcap reed instrument with the same fingering as the Scottish Highland pipes. Used for practice.
Introduction: The practice chanter has a narrower bore than a pipe chanter, and is cheap and quiet enough for use in the home. A practice Chanter is the best way for a beginner to learn tunes, this lets you concentrate on the notes without having to worry about keeping the bag full and steady pressure going.
Read our Bagpipes FAQ Page or go to the Hobgoblin Instrument Info and FAQ Menu.