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Hobgoblin Music in Birmingham

Call Hobgoblin Birmingham : Tel: 0121 772 7780
Find us: 1 Gibb Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B9 4AA | Email us: sales@hobgoblinbirmingham.co.uk
Open 9.30 - 5.30, (9.30 - 6pm on Saturdays), Monday - Saturday
Hobgoblin Birmingham Shop Front
Alex, Mark, Noel
Alex, Mark, Noel
Hobgoblin Music Birmingham Inside
Hobgoblin Music Birmingham Inside

About Hobgoblin Music in Birmingham

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The eighth branch of Hobgoblin Music opened in July 2003, at Birmingham’s Custard Factory. The building also contains a branch of the woodwind specialists Wind-World. The Custard Factory is at the site of the factories once owned by Alfred Bird, who received a knighthood for inventing custard in the 19th century. Over the last 20 years the once derelict site has been taken on by new owners, and now the Custard Factory houses music, art and drama studios, music and record shops, cafes and restaurants, and is also a popular venue. The Custard Factory has two pay-and-display carparks. One in High Street Deritend and the other in Heath Mill Lane.

Hobgoblin Music in Birmingham stocks our full range of folk and acoustic musical instruments, spares, accessories and tutor materials, and specialises particularly in woodwind (folk and orchestral), accordions and melodeons.

"I’d recommend Hobgoblin to anyone, for the expertise, courtesy and warmth of their staff. "
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The full Hobgoblin Music range of musical instruments is available through Hobgoblin in Birmingham. If there is a particular item you would like to have a look at, please call ahead to make sure it is in stock.In addition, there are many instruments unique to each shop.

An Aladdin's Cave
Our shops are often described as an Aladdin's Cave of musical instruments. You will find a huge range of acoustic, folk, celtic and world musical instruments to try out and compare. Our staff are friendly and knowledgable, and will be happy to give you pressure-free advice.

Meet the Staff

Birmingham Manager: Mark McCabe (Expertise: Banjo, Accordion, Melodeon, Concertina)
Sales Staff: Alex Hinksman (Expertise: Guitar, Accordion, Amplification)
Keith Kerans (Expertise: Banjo, Mandolin Family)
Rebecca Walker (Expertise: Orchestral Woodwind)
Charlie Heys (Expertise: Violin, Fiddle)
Repairs: Dot Brodie

Who can help you with your enquiry?

Where to Find Us

Our Address:, 1 Gibb Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4AA
Tel: 0121 772 7780, Email: sales@hobgoblinbirmingham.co.uk
Car Parking: There is a pay and display car park just round the corner from the shop in Heath Mill Lane and another in High Street Deritend.

News and Information from Hobgoblin in Birmingham


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Hobgoblin Birmingham's Links

Pat Molloy Summer School Annual Trad Music Workshop Weekend In Birmingham
Lampa Exciting Young Irish Band
Motorcity String Band Midlands Bluegrass At It's Best!
The Father Teds 5 Piece Irish Band
NO STRINGS ATTACHED The Midlands Premier Wind Quintet
The Burdock Ceili Band
Ort - Art & Community Cafe/Gig Venue
Hobgoblin Birmingham YouTube Channel
Town Hall/Symphony Hall Birmingham Folk/Roots Act Venues
St Patrick's Festival - Birmingham
The Red Lion - Folk Club Birmingham
Cut The Mustard Ceili Band
The Reel Note Ceili Band Featuring Our Own..Noel Lenihan
The Mac Birmingham Premier Performance Venue, Regular Folk/Roots Acts
Irish Centre Birmingham Great Live Music Venue
Urban Village Retro Vintage Shop @ The Custard Factory
Leicester Comhaltas Ceoltiori Eireann Traditional Irish Music Lessons in Leicestershire
Tuneworks Learn folk tunes online
Join Hobgoblin Birmingham on Facebook Search for Hobgoblin Birmingham on Facebook
Moseley Ukulele Group
Mike Lancaster - Musician Portraits Lichfield based artist who specialises in comissioned portraits of musicians
Priory Recording Studios - West Midlands Superb Recording Studio Facility
Traditional Arts Team - West Midlands Details of local folk events
Robannas Studios
Birmingham Alive Some other things to do in Birmingham while you're here.

Interest Free Credit for 18 - 25 year olds, Typical 0% Finance

As part of the Arts Council's Take it Away scheme, Hobgoblin in Birmingham is able to offer interest free credit to 18 - 25 year olds! Click here to see how you can buy instruments with ten months 0% finance.

We buy Concertinas!
All Hobgoblin shops have a big range of secondhand and handmade instruments. We do buy certain instruments outright, especially concertinas. Additionally we take trade-ins and can sell on a commission basis for you. If you have an instrument to sell, give us a call or pop into the shop!

Birmingham's YouTube Channel
Loads of intrument demos and good tunes there.

Music Lessons in Birmingham! The staff in Birmingham are now offering individual and group lessons for most of the instruments you'll find around the shop. Call or visit for more information.

Wind World Wind-World specialises in woodwind and brass. They stock a good range of student and beginner’s clarinets, saxophones, oboes, trumpets etc, There are qualified restorers working in-store at the Birmingham branch, and there's a workshop on the premises.

Magazines stocked in Birmingham: Folk Roots, Songlines, Music Maker, Folk Monthly, Living Tradition, Folk West


Try the instruments for yourself! Each shop has a huge and varied stock of new and secondhand instruments.
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