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...
Jacquelyn Hynes - Silver and Wood: Album launch party at the Green Note Camden 16th June The launch party for Jaquelyn Hynes Album Silver and Wood was held last night at the Green Note in Camden. Jacqy received a standing ovation from a full house after a rousing gig featuring tunes and ...read the full story
Definition: traditionally used by aboriginal people of Northern Australia; an end-blown, straight, natural trumpet, without separate mouthpiece, made from termite hollowed eucalyptus branch, stripped of its outer bark, with beeswax at mouth end.
Introduction: The Didgeridoo(or Didjeridu or Didjeridu) is an instrument native to Austalia. It is a long wooden tube traditionally made from a hollowed out eucalyptus branch. The branch may have been bored out by the activity of termites. The player makes the sound in a similar way to blowing a raspberry or playing a huge tuba. The sound is kept up for a long time and advanced players are able to breath in th... Read the full Other Folk Woodwind FAQ Page.