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Latest Release: Jacquelyn Hynes - Silver & Wood
Release date 24th March. "I'm sure many people would adore it." Dónal Lunny.
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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...
'The Voice' stars visit London Hobgoblin
'The Voice' stars visit London Hobgoblin: Georgia and Talia pay us a visit!
Today we had a visit from two of the stars of the BBC program 'The Voice': Georgia Harrup and Talia Smith. Although Talia was knocked out of the first of the 'battle' rounds she's supporting her ...read the full story

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Definition: English Name for the Chilean Palo de Lluvia.

Introduction: The Rain Stick or Rainmaker is made from a straight cactus, you take off the spikes and stick them back through into the tube and insert small stones. You tip up the tube and let the tiny stones fall over the spikes to make a sprinkling rain sound. Then it rains hopefully. They can also be made from modern materials.
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