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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! 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...
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CHALUMEAU

   
Definition: Single-tube, cylindrical, single reed instrument. A seventeenth century ancestor of the clarinet, it has a recorder type body with a single reed mouthpiece. Similar folk instruments are found in many Arabic and European cultures; see Albogue, Alboka, Diplica, Hornpipe, pibgorn, and Sipsi.
Introduction: The Chalumeau is the ancestor of the Clarinet and itself probably inspired by earlier single reed instruments such as the Pibcorn. It is played just like a clarinet, but does not have the upper register. We also see updated modern 2 octave Chalumeaux: The Xaphoon is a popular modern invention made in plastic that can also play in the upper octave, the Clariphone is a similarly specified two octav...
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A SELECTION OF OUR BEST BRANDS
Ashbury
Blue Moon Music
Yamaha
Atlas
Scarlatti
Hohner
Blueridge
Valentino
Deering
Glenluce
Tony Dixon
Antonio Carvalho
Chieftain
Katho
Castagnari
Serenellini
D'Addario
Kentucky
Gitane
John Pearse
Marshall
Stentor
Waltons
Cremona
Stagi
Shubb
Regal
Headway
Stoney End
National
Gremlin
Delicia
Intelli
Hathway
Golden Gate
Delgada
PRS
Moon
Admira
Ernie Ball
Fender
Sterling from Music Man
Leem
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