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...
Hob Do You Think You Are?: Leeds shop recently featured on Who Do You Think You Are? It's always surreal when you see something familiar on telly, isn't it? Here at Hobnobbin, we used to hope and pray that Noel Edmonds wouldn't ambush us on NTV while we were eating fish fingers, or ...read the full story
Definition: double headed rope tension drum from England, often played one handed with a 3 hole Tabor Pipe in the other hand.
Introduction: Tabor Drums are the traditional English drum, ideal for accompanying Morris and other dance displays. Mediaeval Tabor drums were made with a rolled and stitched skin and rope tensioned, modern designs use a more practical wooden tension rim. We stock drums with the wooden hoop, but the mediaeval type is available to order. Small handheld tabors are used when playing a tabor pipe. Read the full World & Folk Drums FAQ Page.