Hobgoblin 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!
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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...
Ashbury Uke won at Cropredy!: Hobgoblin supporting FAIR MOBILITY charity An Ashbury AU-60 Ukulele donated by Hobgoblin was raffled at Cropredy festival last week in aid of the FAIR MOBILITY charity. The prize was signed by the Fairport Convention band members and handed ...read the full story
Definition: One-sided mushroom-shaped drum from west coast of Africa. Introduction: The Djembe with its wide range of tones, produced by its thick goat skin, tight tuning and shape, is West Africa's most popular drum, originating hundreds of years ago. Today it is found throughout West Africa but it is traditionally from Senegal, Ghana, Guinea, Burkina Faso and the Ivory Coast amongst the Bambara, Mandingo, Malinka, Susu & Guru tribes. It is carved by artisans out of a solid lump... Read the full World & Folk Drums FAQ Page.