Our 40th Anniversary full colour printed Catalogue is now available! We offer 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, our staff are friendly and well informed. You pay the same price whether you buy online or in our shops. We do trade-ins, part exchange, appraisals and buy instruments for cash.
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...
UKE Magazine have announced the shortlist for their 2016 Magazine awards, and the Bristol shop's own Liam Kirby has been nominated for Best UK Ukulele Luthier! You might have encountered Liam's ...read the full story
Definition: A small transverse flute used by the military since the 16th century. Plays an octave higher than a flute, Introduction: The fife is a simple 6 hole flute pitched usually in high Eb, D, Bb and sometimes as low as G or F. Early examples were unkeyed, many have between one and five keys to facilitate the chromatic scale. It was used traditionally by the army where fife and drum were often played together. Read our Simple System Flutes FAQ Page or go to the Hobgoblin Instrument Info and FAQ Menu.