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Established 1976
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BIRMINGHAM: 0121 212 9010 | BRIGHTON: 01273 760022 | BRISTOL: 0117 929 0902 | CANTERBURY: 01227 769484 | LEEDS: 0113 245 3311 | LONDON: 020 7323 9040 | MANCHESTER: 0161 273 1000 | SOUTHAMPTON: 023 8023 1099
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.

  • 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...
Pat Molloy Summer School Instument Workshops
Returns to Birmingham for it's 6th year 15th-16th July, bookings open!
Bookings are now open for the 6th annual Pat Molloy Summer School which are easily one of the best value, most fun and laidback workshop weekends with high quality tutors in a wide range of ...read the full story

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SAMBA DRUMS

   
Definition: A particular group of drums used to make up a Brazilian Samba band. Tamborim, Caixa Tarol, Caixa Malacacheta, Repinique and Surdo.
Introduction: Brazilian Samba

The instruments for carnival are very popular across the world, not just in Brazil. They comprise the Tamborim, 6" diameter tambourine usually with a fibre body, the Repinique 12"x12" aluminium shell, the Caixa Tarol 12"x 5" aluminium shell, the Caixa Malacacheta 12"x 8" aluminium shell and the bass drum, the Surdo which varies from 18" to 24" in diameter on a 24" deep rim -...
Read our World & Folk Drums FAQ Page or go to the Hobgoblin Instrument Info and FAQ Menu.