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News Archive

Here's an archive of all the news stories from the Hobnobbin Magazine over the last few years. Be aware that some of the information is now out of date - for up-to-date folk news, go back to the Hobnobbin Main News Page


FAMILY SEEKS LOST BANJO FOR FUNERAL
March 2018

WINTER SALE ENDS THIS WEEKEND!
There's still time to grab a bargain online and in our shops! - February 2018

OLD WORKS DO - CHRISTMAS FOLK IN SHOREHAM
At the Bridge Inn, High Street Shoreham by Sea on Sunday 17th December - Story from the Brighton branch. - November 2017

HOBGOBLIN LONDON SHOP APPEARS IN BARCLAYS ADVERT
Barclaycard is attempting to convince people to take up a new hobby - Story from the London branch. - September 2017

DRUM FLOOR OPEN EVENING AT MANCHESTER BRANCH!
Giveaways, discounts, and special guest on the night - Story from the Manchester branch. - June 2017

BIRMINGHAM B/C MELODEON COMPETITION £500 PRIZE
Part of the Pat Molloy Summer School - Story from the Birmingham branch. - June 2017

STORE CLOSED SUNDAY 21ST MAY
Story from the Brighton branch. - May 2017

KIDS' MUSICAL OPPORTUNITES AT SIDMOUTH FOLKWEEK
Musical opportunities that Sidmouth FolkWeek (4th-11th August 2017) is offering to children of all ages. - January 2017

CANTERBURY SHOP'S VIRTUAL TOUR NOW LIVE ON GOOGLE
Story from the Canterbury branch. - December 2016

SUTTNER HANDMADE CONCERTINA IN STOCK
Rare and beautiful instrument, first come first served! - October 2016

UKULELE CIRCUIT TRAINING IS HERE!
3 different 6 week courses run by Richard Durrant - Story from the Brighton branch. - October 2016

PIRATE REHEARSAL STUDIOS IN BIRMINGHAM
Story from the Birmingham branch. - August 2016

AWARD WINNING WOODWIND REPAIRER IN BIRMINGHAM SHOP
Story from the Birmingham branch. - July 2016

YIANNIS DIRECTS OPERATION STACK
(the musical, not the M20!) - Story from the Canterbury branch. - June 2016

THE ASHBURY 'LONELY PLAYER' TRAVEL UKULELE ARRIVES
June 2016

THE PAT MOLLOY SUMMER SCHOOL IN BIRMINGHAM
Amazing Irish Trad Music Workshop Weekend! - Story from the Birmingham branch. - June 2016

ASHBURY AU-50 UKULELE REVIEW
From the kind folks at GotAUkulele - May 2016

HOBGOBLIN FESTIVAL TOUR KICKS OFF
Story from the Canterbury branch. - May 2016

SIDMOUTH FOLKWEEK, 29TH JULY – 5TH AUGUST 2016
Early bird ticket deadline 30th April! - April 2016

BIRMINGHAM YOUTUBE CHANNEL EXPANDING
Story from the Birmingham branch. - April 2016

40TH ANNIVERSARY CATALOGUE NOW AVAILABLE!
Order or pick up your free copy of the 20th Hobgoblin Music colour Catalogue today! - April 2016

SHAKESPEARE DIDN'T JUST WRITE PLAYS
Story from the Brighton branch. - April 2016

KAREN TWEED POPS INTO BIRMINGHAM SHOP FOR A TUNE!
Story from the Birmingham branch. - March 2016

EASTER OPENING HOURS
March 2016

HAPPY EASTER FROM OUR BIRMINGHAM SHOP
Story from the Birmingham branch. - March 2016

BUYING YOUR FIRST GUITAR
with Drew from Hobgoblin Music Southampton - Story from the Southampton branch. - March 2016

PETE WILLIAMS AND HIS ASHBURY LIVE IN CONCERT
Dexy & Ashbury endorsee plays his AG160E 000 on BBC Radio - March 2016

TOP FLIGHT GUITAR TUITION IN HOBGOBLIN BRIGHTON!
Renowned Sussex guitarst to join the teaching team - Story from the Brighton branch. - March 2016

LONDON FIDDLE CONVENTION WINNER ANNOUNCED
Hobgoblin is proud to sponsor this event - Story from the London branch. - February 2016

OLLIE FROM OUR LEEDS SHOP DOES IT AGAIN!
This time appearing on BBC Radio 3 - Story from the Leeds branch. - February 2016

WOODWIND SPECIALISTS IN BIRMINGHAM
Woodwind Sales & Repairs - Story from the Birmingham branch. - January 2016

VISIT BIRMINGHAM OVER THE FESTIVE PERIOD
Story from the Birmingham branch. - December 2015

CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS
December 2015

CHRISTMAS WINDOW NOW OPERATIONAL!
PLEASE FORM AN ORDERLY LINE - Story from the Brighton branch. - December 2015

FLATFOOT DANCING COMES TO BRISTOL
Story from the Bristol branch. - December 2015

HOBGOBLIN MUSIC AND COMHALTAS CEOLTOIRI EIREANN
Story from the Birmingham branch. - December 2015

SUNDAY OPENING IN BIRMINGHAM
Story from the Birmingham branch. - November 2015

CELEBRITY BOOK SIGNING IN MANCHESTER SHOP!
Meet the Scorpions drummer Herman 'Ze German' Rarebell this Friday - Story from the Manchester branch. - November 2015

BEN MANDELSON PLAYS THE PICCOLO...
...the Paul Hathway piccolo mandolin to be exact! - Story from the London branch. - November 2015

OLLIE IN OUR LEEDS SHOP INTERVIEWED IN FROOTS
"One to watch" in December issue - Story from the Leeds branch. - November 2015

TWO PAULS FINALLY MEET.
Sir Paul McCartney meets Paul Hathway at Hobgoblin London - Story from the London branch. - November 2015

ASHBURY UKES REALLY DO HAVE THE X-FACTOR!
Ashbury AU-60 Concert uke survives Live Week 2 of the X-Factor - Story from the London branch. - November 2015

HOBGOBLIN SOUTHAMPTON'S LEARN TO PLAY EVENT
Indroductory classes in Irish Whistle, Bodhran and Ukulele - Story from the Southampton branch. - November 2015

OLA ENGLUND RANDALL AMP/GUITAR CLINIC 8TH DEC'15
Evening event - Story from the Canterbury branch. - October 2015

RIC SANDERS PRESENTS ASHBURY UKE FOR FAIR MOBILITY
Ashbury Ukulele presented as raffle prize at Cropredy Fairport Convention - October 2015

GEORGIA LEWIS: THE GOLDEN TONSILS FROM HOBGOBLIN
Hobgoblin team member takes the folk world by storm! - September 2015

HOB ARE YOU? A CATCH UP WITH OUR LOVELY STAFF
This week: Mark McCabe, Birmingham Manager - Story from the Birmingham branch. - September 2015

BANJO WORKSHOP WEEKEND AT BENSLOW,HITCHIN
18th - 20th September - September 2015

TIME TO UPGRADE?
We take part-exchanges! - August 2015

ARE YOU A YOUNG TRAD BAND?
Chance to play the Trip to Birmingham tradfest - Story from the Birmingham branch. - August 2015

WORLD YOUTH GUITAR FESTIVAL, 4TH-7TH AUGUST 2015
Young axes go forth and conquer! - July 2015

NATIONAL BUSKING DAY - 18TH JULY 2015
July 2015

HOBGOBLIN OPENS IN SOUTHAMPTON!
New Music shop for Hampshire - Story from the Southampton branch. - July 2015

LEEDS VIOLIN SHOP - NEW OPENING TIMES
Story from the Leeds branch. - June 2015

MI PRO LOVED HOBGOBLIN MUSIC LEEDS!
An offer you can't refuse! - Story from the Leeds branch. - June 2015

NEW YAMAHA SAXOPHONES NOW IN STOCK IN MANCHESTER!
Introductory and intermediate instruments now in stock - Story from the Manchester branch. - May 2015

NEW INSTRUMENT VIDEOS FROM THE BIRMINGHAM TEAM
Story from the Birmingham branch. - May 2015

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE MUSIC VIDEO!
The heats are over, it's time to vote for a winner - Story from the Brighton branch. - May 2015

MI PRO LOVED HOBGOBLIN MUSIC BIRMINGHAM
Good news travels fast - Story from the Birmingham branch. - May 2015

FRIDAY 1ST MAY - MAYDAY
April 2015

HOBGOBLIN MUSIC BRIGHTON FRINGE EVENT SCHEDULE
Festival fever reaches our Brighton shop! - Story from the Brighton branch. - April 2015

FURTHER REDUCTIONS IN OUR SALE!
Bigger discounts and more items added to our mega-sale - April 2015

WELCOMING NEW STAFF MEMBER TIM HEARN TO BRISTOL!
Story from the Bristol branch. - April 2015

WIN A GUITAR AT HOBGOBLIN MUSIC IN BRIGHTON!
Win a beautiful high spec, Ashbury guitar worth £500! - Story from the Brighton branch. - March 2015

HOBGOBLIN SPONSORED IVFDF 2015
March 2015

GOODBYE CRAWLEY SHOP!
Hello Brighton! - March 2015

LOVELY LACHENAL ANGLO GOING FOR A SONG!
Beautiful instrument priced low for quick sale - Story from the Manchester branch. - February 2015

RADIO RADIO!
Hobgoblin were on the BBC World Service - Story from the London branch. - February 2015

SUSSEX UKULELE GROUPS
Story from the Brighton branch. - January 2015

OLLIE IN OUR LEEDS SHOP UP FOR AWARD!
An opening Gambit - Story from the Leeds branch. - January 2015

MASSIVE SALE NOW ON AT MANCHESTER!
Story from the Manchester branch. - January 2015

HOBGOBLIN CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMES
We're here to help! - December 2014

COMPETITION TIME!
Win Gift Vouchers and / or a Cremona Violin - December 2014

SHOW BUSINESS!
We were on telly again! - November 2014

HIGHLY STRUNG!
Hobgoblin helps to busk the peaks, with an Ashbury Guitarrita! - November 2014

DON'T STOP THE MUSIC
Hobgoblin backs petition for more music in schools - November 2014

INTRODUCING BIRMINGHAM'S EXPERTS...
Steven Silcock and Dot Brodie at Hobgoblin Music Birmingham - Story from the Birmingham branch. - November 2014

HOB DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?
Leeds shop recently featured on Who Do You Think You Are? - Story from the Leeds branch. - November 2014

MI PRO LOVE HOBGOBLIN
Our London shop is a hit with secret shoppers! - Story from the London branch. - November 2014

1917 GIBSON A STYLE MANDOLIN IN STOCK!
A piece of Gibson history just arrived in the Manchester shop - Story from the Manchester branch. - November 2014

YOU KNOW WHAT WE DID LAST SUMMER?
A short summary of our summery antics - November 2014

LONDON SHOP RUNNING LOW ON ROBOTS
Joke sign causing mild stir on social media - Story from the London branch. - November 2014

NEW VIOLIN SPECIALIST IN BIRMINGHAM
Repairs, restorations, sales and specialist advice in Birmingham - Story from the Birmingham branch. - October 2014

BUILDING WORK IN THE BASEMENT
Story from the London branch. - September 2014

BEAUTIFUL WHEATSTONE AEOLA CONCERTINA!
A special little something - Restored its original condition - Story from the Manchester branch. - August 2014

ASHBURY UKE WON AT CROPREDY!
Hobgoblin supporting FAIR MOBILITY charity - August 2014

MYSTERY GUEST IS REVEALED!
Story from the Manchester branch. - August 2014

STOCKPORT FOLK FESTIVAL IS BACK!
on Monday Bank Holiday August 25th - Story from the Manchester branch. - August 2014

HOBGOBLIN STAGE @ SIDMOUTH ON THIS WEEK!
New Rope String Band today - August 2014

HALESOWEN UKULELE GROUP STRUMMERS
Story from the Birmingham branch. - July 2014

NATIONAL RESOPHONIC CONES IN STOCK
Upgrade your resonator now. - Story from the Bristol branch. - July 2014

JACQUELYN HYNES - SILVER AND WOOD
Album launch party at the Green Note Camden 16th June - June 2014

TRAD MUSIC WORKSHOP WEEKEND RETURNS!
The 3rd Pat Molloy Summer School In Birmingham - Story from the Birmingham branch. - June 2014

HOBGOBLIN MUSIC ARRIVES IN BRIGHTON!
Our brand new Brighton branch is now OPEN - Story from the Brighton branch. - June 2014

CANTERBURY'S YOUTUBE WELL UNDER WAY
May 2014

BIRMINGHAM HOBGOBLIN HAS NOW MOVED!
Brand new City Centre shop open at 8 Priory Queensway - Story from the Birmingham branch. - May 2014

YAMAHA SG2000 DEMO AT HOBGOBLIN CRAWLEY
April 2014

THE BIRMINGHAM SHOP IS MOVING!!
Bigger City Centre Shop Opens On May 1st 2014 - Story from the Birmingham branch. - April 2014

BEARD CONE DEMO
April 2014

LEEDS FLAMENCO FESTIVAL 2014
Featuring Juan Martín - Sponsored by Hobgoblin Leeds - Story from the Leeds branch. - April 2014

PAUL BEARD CONES
April 2014

WARWICKS NOW IN STOCK & NEW BASS SECTION
at Canterbury - Story from the Canterbury branch. - March 2014

INTRODUCING OLLIE KING
We're pleased to welcome our new Free Reed Specialist - Story from the Leeds branch. - March 2014

END OF AN ERA: HOBGOBLIN MILTON KEYNES
After 10 years, Dave has retired and Hobgoblin in Newport Pagnell has closed - March 2014

'THE VOICE' STARS VISIT LONDON HOBGOBLIN
Georgia and Talia pay us a visit! - Story from the London branch. - March 2014

BILL BAILEY POPS INTO THE LONDON SHOP!
Story from the London branch. - March 2014

LOYALTY CARDS FOR STRINGS & STICKS
'Stick' with us for freebies, no 'strings' attached. (Sorry) - Story from the Leeds branch. - March 2014

UKULELE FESTIVAL IN LEAMINGTON SPA
Spa Strummers Ukefest 12th July 2014 - Story from the Birmingham branch. - March 2014

CLASSIC GUITAR
March 2014

BMG FESTIVAL AND RALLY 2014
A Weekend Packed with Exciting Events for Fretted Instrument Players and all who Enjoy Live Music - February 2014

INTER VARSITY FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL
Edinburgh - February 2014

JOB OPPORTUNITY IN THE LEEDS SHOP
We're recruiting - Story from the Leeds branch. - February 2014

JOHN PEARSE FAST TURTLE PICKS
February 2014

HELP WITH CHOOSING AN ACCORDION
Mark McCabe has recorded some helpful videos! - February 2014

HULUSI PIPE TO BRING IN CHINESE NEW YEAR
Jasmine Moon Ensemble's Max plays the Hulusi Wooden Pipe at Hobgoblin in Birmingham (video) - February 2014

WIN A VIOLIN IN OUR VALENTINES COMP!
Story from the Birmingham branch. - February 2014

DAVE IS RETIRING!
Sale bargains to be had! - January 2014

CORNWALL FOLK FESTIVAL
Raffle for guitar signed by the artists at the Festival 2013 - January 2014

DEERING BANJO DEMO
James Allan 5-string banjo demo videos - Story from the Leeds branch. - January 2014

SINGER/SONGWRITER SHOWCASE
January 2014

YAMAHA TYROS 5 KEYBOARD LAUNCH!
FREE EVENT - Story from the Canterbury branch. - January 2014

LEEDS CHRISTMAS OPENING
Story from the Leeds branch. - December 2013

CHRISTMAS OPENING
Our Opening Hours - December 2013

7 DAY OPENING FOR CHRISTMAS 2013
Open every day from now till christmas - December 2013

LEEDS SUNDAY OPENING
11-4 in the run up to Christmas - Story from the Leeds branch. - November 2013

NEW MANAGER IN MANCHESTER
Stuart Cowley Takes Over - Story from the Manchester branch. - November 2013

PRS SE GUITARS NOW IN STOCK!!
At Canterbury store - Story from the Canterbury branch. - November 2013

GUITAR WINNER
October 2013

THE NEW SERENELLINI WOODEN BOX IS HERE!
Serenellini 343MW Wooden Accordion - Story from the Birmingham branch. - October 2013

LEEDS HALLOWEEN WINDOW & PLAYLIST
oooooOOOOOOOOoooooo! - Story from the Leeds branch. - October 2013

NEW ACCCORDIONS!
Story from the Birmingham branch. - October 2013

WIN, IT'S COMPETITION TIME!
Enter using our Facebook & Twitter Pages - Story from the Birmingham branch. - October 2013

LEEDS VIOLIN & FIDDLE WORKSHOP
Saturday 19th October - Story from the Leeds branch. - October 2013

GRAND NORTHERN UKULELE FESTIVAL
Showcasing Ahbury ukuleles at festival in Pontefract - Story from the Leeds branch. - September 2013

CLOSED TODAY FRI 20 SEPT
Sadly due to illness we are closed today - September 2013

BOW REHAIRS & OTHER REPAIRS
Story from the Leeds branch. - September 2013

CRAWLEY'S CRAZY CONCERTINA COLLECTION
September 2013

MR WILL SIMPSON JOINS THE BRISTOL SHOP.
Story from the Bristol branch. - September 2013

IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC LESSONS
Available now in Birmingham! - Story from the Birmingham branch. - August 2013

BATH FOLK FESTIVAL KICKS OFF !
10th-18th August - Story from the Bristol branch. - August 2013

WIN A GUITAR AT CRAWLEY
July 2013

FIRST AID KIT LOVE THEIR AUTOHARP
Swedish country duo talk about their Ashbury Autoharp - Story from the Leeds branch. - July 2013

INTRODUCTION TO MELODEON WORKSHOP FREE
FREE WORKSHOP!! - Story from the Canterbury branch. - July 2013

CRAWLEY FOLK FESTIVAL
June 2013

ABRSM
Grab a Bargain! - June 2013

THE OCEAN LOINERS
Sea Shanty Choir Of Leeds - Story from the Leeds branch. - June 2013

WIN 2 TICKETS TO SEE BONNIE RAITT
playing Symphony Hall in Birmingham Tuesday 11th June - Story from the Birmingham branch. - June 2013

GEORGIA THURSTING SINGS FOR LEEDS
Story from the Leeds branch. - May 2013

TRAD MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL IN BIRMINGHAM
Story from the Birmingham branch. - May 2013

CRAWLEY A PLACE TO GROW 1970
May 2013

CHRIS HLADOWSKI SAZ DEMONSTRATION
Haydar Haydar by Ali Ekber Çiçek - Story from the Leeds branch. - May 2013

INTRODUCING JOE RICHARDSON!
Melodeon/Concertina specialist in Leeds - Story from the Leeds branch. - April 2013

THE RETURN OF THE STRING CLUB
Free strings! - Story from the Bristol branch. - April 2013

FAREWELL, FAREWELL...
Sarah Mallinson leaving Hobgoblin after 21 years! - Story from the Leeds branch. - March 2013

TG ELIAS IN THE LEEDS SHOP
'One Of These Damn Days' - Story from the Leeds branch. - March 2013

EASTER WEEKEND OPENING
Our hours over Easter - March 2013

EASTER WEEKEND
Closed this Friday - March 2013

DRUM KIT SPARES & CASES IN LEEDS
Now stocking HardCase, Remo heads, ProMark sticks and more - Story from the Leeds branch. - March 2013

FIND THE EMPTY WALL COMPETITION
March 2013

SAM SWEENEY FIDDLE WORKSHOP IN LEEDS
Learn from the Bellowhead violin man - Story from the Leeds branch. - March 2013

MELODEON/CONCERTINA JOB IN LEEDS
Free Reed specialist required in the Leeds shop - Story from the Leeds branch. - March 2013

STRINGED INSTRUMENT REPAIRS
New regular hours for Phee Harrison in the Leeds shop. - Story from the Leeds branch. - March 2013

BANJOMANIA
March 2013

BATH FOLK FESTIVAL
Sponsored by Hobgoblin Bristol - Story from the Bristol branch. - February 2013

IRISH HISTORY MONTH
Leeds celebrates Irish arts, heritage, culture and history throughout March. - Story from the Leeds branch. - February 2013

MATT QUINN GIG @ LEWES SATURDAY CLUB
Local boy makes noise! - February 2013

BRISTOL SHOP 'TUNE OF THE WEEK'
The Birmingham lads have a go at the tune! - Story from the Birmingham branch. - February 2013

YORKSHIRE CONCERTINA CLUB
A get-together of concertina players from all over Yorkshire - Story from the Leeds branch. - February 2013

BRISTOL SHOP REACHES OUT TO FIDDLERS
More strings, more violins, more bits and pieces! - Story from the Bristol branch. - February 2013

MANAGER HAS A DAY OFF!!
And gets bored easliy - January 2013

EWAN MCLENNAN LIVE IN THE LEEDS SHOP
Story from the Leeds branch. - January 2013

SECONDHAND DELICIA ACCORDIONS FOR SALE
Demonstrated here by their owner, Mark Dean! - January 2013

JUST ONE OF THE SERVICES WE OFFER...
Goatskin-Calabash thing ties us in knots - Story from the Bristol branch. - January 2013

RON BEDDOES UKE BANJOS
January 2013

UKULELE GROUPS IN SUSSEX
December 2012

LEARN UKULELE IN LEEDS
Lots of local places to learn the Ukulele! - Story from the Leeds branch. - December 2012

HOLIDAY SEASON OPENING HOURS
Extra opening days prior to Christnas - December 2012

ELVIS IS IN THE BUILDING
November 2012

WIN A GUITAR SIGNED BY NIC JONES!
Prize draw to be held to raise cash for Cornall Folk Festival - November 2012

SIDMOUTH FOLKWEEK 2013 TAKES SHAPE
Early announcement re artists, dates, tickets... - November 2012

DIGITECH IN STORE DEMONSTRATION
Story from the Canterbury branch. - November 2012

XMAS AT HOBGOBLIN BRISTOL
Now with added humbug. - Story from the Bristol branch. - November 2012

CHRISTMAS DISPLAYS NOW UP!!
Story from the Canterbury branch. - November 2012

CHRISTMAS OPENING IN LEEDS
Open Sundays in December up to Christmas - Story from the Leeds branch. - November 2012

TUNE OF THE WEEK
Learn a tune, save some money! - Story from the Bristol branch. - November 2012

NEW PERCUSSION IN LEEDS (PART 2)
It's like Christmas up in here! - Story from the Leeds branch. - November 2012

DEMO VIDEO OF THE ASHBURY WEISSENBORN
Tenzin Loves Weissenborn Guitars - Story from the Leeds branch. - November 2012

DIGITECH FX PEDALS NOW IN STOCK!
Story from the Canterbury branch. - November 2012

ACCORDIONS RAISED FROM FLOOR
Bristolian free-reeders rejoice - Story from the Bristol branch. - November 2012

ADAM HARDIMAN ON GUITAR SNARE AND BASS
Adam talks about adding snare and bass to your guitar. - November 2012

BIRMINGHAM SHOP MELODICA COMPETITION
Enter via Hobgoblin Birmingham Facebook & Twitter pages - Story from the Birmingham branch. - November 2012

KIRSTY BROMLEY AND PHILIPPE BARNES
November 2012

NEW WOODEN SERENELLINI PIANO ACCORDION
Story from the Birmingham branch. - November 2012

CRAWLEY STAFF
Meet Nobby, Matt and James at Hobgoblin Music in Crawley - November 2012

NEW PERCUSSION IN LEEDS
Story from the Leeds branch. - November 2012

SHERINGTON FOLK MUSIC WORKSHOP
Play with others at a reasonable pace - October 2012

FOLK AND BLUES EVERY SUNDAY IN LEEDS
Hard Rain at Sandinista! - Story from the Leeds branch. - October 2012

LICHFIELD ROOTS & FOLK FESTIVAL
Story from the Birmingham branch. - October 2012

BIRMINGHAM STOCK YAMAHA BRASS & WOODWIND
Story from the Birmingham branch. - October 2012

MATT QUINN @ LEWES FOLK FESTIVAL
Hobgoblin employee performs at local festival - September 2012

NATIONAL-RESOPHONICS COME TO BRISTOL!
All the way from San Luis Obispo, California - Story from the Bristol branch. - September 2012

NEW HOBGOBLIN WEBSITE LAUNCHED
Our brand new website was launched in September. - September 2012

THE LEEDS MUSIC HUB
Great new resource for Leeds Musicians old & new! - Story from the Leeds branch. - September 2012

CLARENCE 'JUNIOR' MARTIN MELODEON IN C
Matt Quinn plays Clarence Martin Melodeon - 24/09/12

HARTKE BASS AMPS ARRIVE AT CANTERBURY!
Story from the Canterbury branch.

NEW BIRMINGHAM MUSICIANS
Story from the Birmingham branch. - September 2012

OTLEY UKULELE ORCHESTRA
Monday night Uke sessions in Otley - Story from the Leeds branch.

UKULELES FROM £12.95!
A new line of lovely coloured ukuleles have just arrived! - September 2012

BANJO RESTORATION
A beautiful old banjo ukulele we've been fixing up - Story from the Bristol branch. - September 2012

MUSIC PASSPORT SATURDAY CLUBS
Music clubs across Leeds for 7 – 11 year olds to come and try out new instruments - Story from the Leeds branch. - September 2012

VINTAGE GIBSON MANDOLIN
Just arrived in stock - Story from the Bristol branch. - September 2012

ST IVES SEPTEMBER FESTIVAL
A two week long festival of music and arts in pretty St Ives, West Cornwall - September 2012

FESTIVALS
All the fun of the summer festivals!! - Story from the Canterbury branch. - Summer 2012

HARROGATE FOLK - WILL POUND & DAN WALSH
Wed 3 October, Wesley Chapel, 7pm - Story from the Leeds branch. - September 2012

THE LONG NOTES @ MOSELEY FOLK FESTIVAL
Story from the Birmingham branch. - September 2012

OLIVER DITSON UKULELE
Rare vintage Uke arrives in the Crawley shop - September 2012

MATT QUINN JOINS HOBGOBLIN CRAWLEY
August 2012

NEW PETITE BOUCHE GUITARE
And it's a left hander! - August 2012

TUNEWORKS THRIVING!
Story from the Birmingham branch. - August 2012

CAKE IN LONDON
Story from the London branch. - August 2012

JACOBEAN RUFF LIVE IN THE LEEDS SHOP
Young folk band popped in to play us a couple of songs - Story from the Leeds branch. - August 2012

STEVE LOCKWOOD HARMONICA BEGINNERS
Sat Oct 6th, 1.30pm, The Cannon, Newport Pagnell High St Ticket only £25.00 - August 2012

NIC JONES TRIUMPHS AT CORNWALL
August 2012

DOGAN MEHMET'S NEW ALBUM RELEASED
Outlandish, the long awaited second album was released on August 13th - August 2012

SHOP SESSIONS
Shanghai Syncopators came by the Leeds shop to play us a couple of songs - Story from the Leeds branch. - August 2012

HEAR NICK ON BBC RADIO LEEDS TOMORROW
All the bells in a country rung as quickly and as loudly as possible for three minutes - Story from the Leeds branch. - July 2012

CHECK OUT OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL
We'll have videos from local bands live in the shop, instrument demos and more - Story from the Leeds branch. - July 2012

ASHBURY UKES ON STAGE WITH INTERPLAY
Cast of 'Spit Nolan' playing the Ashbury AU-60 range - Story from the Leeds branch. - July 2012

STABLES MILTON KEYNES
Very Special Offer for those of you who love harmonica - June 2012

THE ROBBIE BOYD BAND LIVE IN LEEDS SHOP
The Robbie Boyd Band came in while on their UK tour & recorded a live acoustic version of their new single! - Story from the Leeds branch. - June 2012

CONGRATULATIONS TIM MOON!
Hobgoblin Leeds provided strings & other essentials as Tim busked from coast to coast. - Story from the Leeds branch. - June 2012

OPENING JUBILEE WEEKEND
June 2012

STEVE LOCKWOOD HARMONICA WORKSHOPS
See Steve at the Hobgoblin Music Stand at - May 2012

HOBGOBLIN SPONSORS FREE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Hobgoblin proud to sponsor Unplugged In The Park, Milton Keynes - May 2012

HOBGOBLIN BIRMINGHAM IN CHARITY RUN
Story from the Birmingham branch. - May 2012

THE SONG LOFT
June 8th Don't miss Jez Lowe - May 2012

MICK HIPKISS TRIBUTE CONCERT
Saturday 16th February 2013 - Story from the Birmingham branch. - May 2012

TIM MOON'S 150 MILES OF MUSIC
Hobgoblin Leeds proud to sponsor Tim on his nine-day 150-mile walk in aid of The Yorkshire Air Ambulance - Story from the Leeds branch. - April 2012

WELCOME PHILIP HARRISON!
New Maker & Restorer of Stringed Instruments in Leeds Violin Shop - Story from the Leeds branch. - April 2012

ACCESS ALL BANDS - WEBSITE
Story from the Birmingham branch. - April 2012

EASTER OPENING
April 2012

2012 CATALOGUE PUBLISHED
The Nineteenth Hobgoblin catalogue is now available. - March 2012

STRING CLEARANCE
String bargains available, selected overstocked sets to clear - March 2012

CRAWLEY FOLK AND BEER FESTIVAL
Hobgoblin sponsorship announced - February 2012

BMG FEDERATION RALLY
Hobgoblin again supports this very special event - February 2012

BRIAN OLIVE
Playing a Bristol BD-16 on BBC Radio Leeds this weekend - Story from the Leeds branch. - February 2012

LEICESTER COMHALTAS
Traditional Irish Music Lessons - Story from the Birmingham branch. - January 2012

LONG NOTES ALBUM LAUNCH
Hobgoblin Records will release - January 2012

HOBGOBLIN COMES TO CANTERBURY
The new shop will officially launch on 23rd October - December 2011

NEW HOURS FROM JANUARY 2012
Closed Mondays from January - December 2011

CANTERBURY'S NEW MANAGER
Adam Pinner has been appointed manager of Hobgoblin's Canterbury branch. - Story from the Canterbury branch. - December 2011

VALENTINO, PEARL & JUPITER NOW IN STOCK
Story from the Birmingham branch. - December 2011

BANJO, MANDOLIN & GUITAR LESSONS!
Story from the Birmingham branch. - December 2011

THE LONGNOTES ALBUM TO LAUNCH IN JANUARY
In the Shadow of Stromboli - December 2011

TUNEWORKS - FREE RESOURCE TO LEARN TUNES
Story from the Birmingham branch. - December 2011

BARGAIN TIME! HUNDREDS OF SPECIAL OFFERS
Over 300 Special offers on our website and in our shops! - December 2011

CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS AND STARTER PACKS
December 2011

HOBGOBLIN ACQUIRES WIND WORLD
Story from the Birmingham branch. - December 2011

SUNDAY OPENING IN DECEMBER
Some Hobgoblin Shops open on Sundays in December - December 2011

WADEBRIDGE 2012 DATES ANNOUNCED
Cornwall Folk Festival, 3rd - 5th August 2012 - December 2011

EXTRA HOURS OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS
It's that time of year again - December 2011

FIND US ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK!
Story from the Leeds branch. - December 2011

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER!
Yes, we're really on Twitter. - Story from the Bristol branch. - December 2011

LEEDS UNIVERSITY FOLK SOCIETY
Sponsored by Hobgoblin Music - Story from the Leeds branch. - December 2011

UKENASIA
Leeds ukulele festival - Story from the Leeds branch. - December 2011

OPENING TIMES
Latest Revisions - December 2011

NEW LINES ADDED
A selection of new products to expand your choice - December 2011

YAMAHA SILENT VIOLINS
New Addition to our electric violin range - December 2011

SQUEEZING SHROPSHIRE'S WORKSHOPS
Young folk entrepreneurs put on a big squeeze - December 2011

CHANGE OF HOURS
Not open until lunchtime this coming Monday - December 2011

SEASONAL CHANGES TO OPENING HOURS
Additional Sunday opening and Public Holiday Closures - December 2011

XMAS SUNDAY OPENING !
Story from the Bristol branch. - December 2011

HOB BIRMINGHAM IS FINALIST IN YELL PROMO
Help us to win this Promotional Video Competition! - Story from the Birmingham branch. - December 2011

PRODUCT VIDEOS ON THE WEB!
Many of our products now have videos on our website. - December 2011

2010 CATALOGUE OUT NOW
The 18th Hobgoblin Music colour catalogue is now available - December 2011

HOBGOBLIN LEEDS HAS MOVED!
To a much larger shop at Eastgate near the City Centre - Story from the Leeds branch. - December 2011

WADEBRIDGE FESTIVAL 2010 'THE BEST YET'
December 2011

GREAT KNIGHT FOLK CLUB
Now at the Old White Hart, Cotton End, Northampton NN4 8BS - December 2011

HOBGOBLIN BIRMINGHAM YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Instrument Demos and More - Story from the Birmingham branch.

HOBGOBLIN BRISTOL HAS MOVED
To larger, lovlier premises up the road: 36 Park Street - Story from the Bristol branch. - 01/04/10

CARTHY&SWARBRICK TO HEADLINE WADEBRIDGE
Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick, Andy Irvine, Barron Brady, Dogan Mehmet & more lined up for a great festival.. - 01/04/10

SQUEEZING SHROPSHIRE
Melodeon Workshops, North Shropshire, July - 15/04/2010

1/2 SIZE DOUBLE BASS BY GEWA
Great price - one only - set up and ready to go - 04-04-10

BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Easter Is Coming - When are we open? - 30-03-10

SIMON CARE IN NEWPORT PAGNELL
Hobgoblin Music has a special guest visiting throughout the rest of the year and into 2011 - 22-02-10

DOGAN MEHMET & BLABBERMOUTH IN BRISTOL
Ash Keys Presents two fantastic Hobgoblin Records acts on one bill! 25th March 2010 at the South Bank Club - Story from the Bristol branch.

SIMON CARE AT HOBGOBLIN
March 20th Melodeons in Newport Pagnell - Free Event - 03-04-10

BRISTOL BRANCH IS MOVING
Hobgoblin in Bristol will be moving up the road to 36 Park Street on 2nd March 2010 - Story from the Bristol branch. - 15/02/2010

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR
Opening Hours For The Holiday Period - 01/12/09

LIVE MUSIC ASTONS WINE BAR
Acoustic Blues Every Friday and Saturday from 9pm - 28-11-09

DAVE
After a few months of taking a back seat Dave is back

TAKAMINES TO GO
Special Prices on our last 3 Takamines - 28-11-09

NEW EDUCATIONAL WEBSITE
Hobgoblin Music for Schools is Launched - October 2009

HUNGARIAN FOLK MUSIC SHOPS
With Hungary's Finest in Folk Fusion - Fabula Rasa - Story from the Bristol branch. - 14 November 2009

BENEFIT GIG IN BRISTOL
Karen Tweed, Ed Hicks, RSVP - 10/07/2009

SINGING STICKS
Didgeridoo Weekend, This Weekend! - 08/07/2009

2009 CATALOGUE OUT NOW
01/07/2009

DOGAN MEHMET WEBSITE
doganmehmet.com now up and running - 01/07/2009

CRAWLEY FOLK FESTIVAL 2009
Hobgoblin Stage at the Amphitheatre - 01/07/2009

WADEBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL 2009
Tannahill Weavers, Fred Wedlock, Cornish Lads Show... - 01/07/2009

FREE ONE MONTH INSTRUMENT INSURANCE
We now offer a free one month insurance policy on your instrument or repair through Newmoon Insurance

FOLK ON THE PANTILES 2009
25th & 26th July 2009, Tunbridge Wells. - June 2009

STAR PRODUCTS
Ten of the Best, in Stock Now! - March 2009

MUSIC EVENTS
Musc Events we're Involved with in 2009 - March 2009

NEW LINES
New gig bags & stands, Mandolins, Guitars, Whistles... - March 2009

DOGAN MEHMET ALBUM
Coming Soon! - March 2009

CLOSED ON TUESDAY 17TH
17-03-09

NEW RANGE OF GIG BAGS
High quality Accordion & Fretted Instrument Bags - Now in Stock! - February 2009

CANCELLED BLUES NIGHT
Newport Pagnell Royal British Legion Monday 2nd February - 02 02 09

BATTLE OF THE BANDS, WAKEFIELD, 20TH FEB
Hobgoblin has donated a guitar as a prize for this Charity event to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease - Story from the Leeds branch. - 08/01/09

FESTIVE SEASON OPENING TIMES
Additional Sunday opening 14th and 21st - 09-12-08

WHEATSTONE AEOLA TENOR/TREBLE ENGLISH
Story from the Manchester branch.

WHEATSTONE AEOLA TENOR/TREBLE ENGLISH
Story from the Manchester branch.

SATURDAY 27TH SEPT - CHANGE OF HOURS
ONE DAY only - Open from 9am - 4pm - Sat 27th September - 19 09 08

ACOUSTIC BLUES OPEN MIKE
British Legion Newport Pagnell First Monday of the month - 8.30pm - 12-09-08

IRISH MUSIC DAY IN BEDFORD
"Halfway To Paddy's Day - 12-09-08

GUEST IN STORE THIS SATURDAY
Our great friend Steafan Hannigan, will be with us Saturday 21st June - 19-06-08

GREAT KNIGHT FOLK CLUB
Important Information - Change of Venue - - 17-06-08

ANOTHER BODHRAN WORKSHOP
July 13th Steafan Hannigan will be back here at Hobgoblin, Newport Pagnell, for a Bodhran workshop - 17-06-08

TRY THE CEILIDH EXPERIENCE
Hobgoblin in Newport Pagnell Sponsor Exciting Ceilidh Project - Sign Up and play in a Ceilidh Band! - 16-06-08

RESONATOR GUITARS
Improve the sound of your Resonator? Our professional setup and upgrade makes them sound amazing. Please call.

BODHRAN WORKSHOP WITH STEAFAN HANNIGAN
Sunday 25th May 10-1

STEAFAN RETURNS
Meet Steafan Hannigan here at Hobgoblin Music 24th May

TAKE IT AWAY SCHEME
We are participating in the 'Take It Away' scheme,you can buy an instrument from us on interest free credit.

DEERING USA BANJOS
Story from the Birmingham branch.

SUKILOVE AND DAN PLEWS 25TH APRIL
Sukilove with Dan Plews and support from Karmatic at The Cannon Newport Pagnell - 08-04-08

ALDENHAM OPEN MIKE SESSION
Every 3rd Sunday of the month from 12-4. Aldenham Social Club - 20-04-08

EASTER OPENING
Open Good Friday, Easter Saturday as usual 10 - 6. Closed Easter Monday. Come and see us!

NEW FOLK CLUB FOR BATH
Looks to be a good thing for the region - Story from the Bristol branch.

TEMPORARY SHOP OPENING TIMES
Shop closed on Monday 25th Feb, due to illness. Open 11am-4pm Tue-Fri, and usual hours on Saturday. - 25/02/08

CLOSED FRIDAY 22ND FEB
Due to illness we can't open today 22nd Feb - 22-02-08

WADEBRIDGE FESTIVAL 08
Tickets are now on Sale for Wadebridge 2008 - 04/06/08

DAVE SWARBRICK @ HOBGOBLIN BIRMINGHAM
Story from the Birmingham branch.

COWBOY ANGEL
A tribute to Bob Dylan - Sat 26th Jan. The Cannon, High St. Newport Pagnell 8pm

SUNDAY OPENING!
Hobgoblin Wadebridge open on Sunday 23rd, 11am - 4pm!

SUNDAY OPENING!
Hobgoblin Leeds open on Sunday 23rd, 10am - 6pm! - Story from the Leeds branch.

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS
Additional Sunday Hours - 14-12-07

MAT'S CRASH
Mat very lucky to escape serious crash with minor injuries

MUSIC AT THE MANSION
Catch Dansmall 8th December at Hinwick House - 22-11-07

IS IT TIME TO PROTECT YOUR HEARING?
Do you regularly play in noisy environments or at high volumes

STOLEN CONCERTINA
05/11/07

BLABBERMOUTH ALBUM LAUNCH!
19th November, The Fly, London. Tickets £5 - 25/10/2007

KENTUCKY MANDOLINS ARRIVE
Fantastic Bluegrass mandolins now in stock - 5th October 2007

EARLY CLOSING WED 3RD OCTOBER
Exceptional circumstances force early closing for 1 day only - Newport Pagnell - 01-10-07

FRANK SKINNER @ HOBGOBLIN BIRMINGHAM
Story from the Birmingham branch.

TOGMOR
Official launch of the new Short Stories EP - 23-09-07

SOLSTICE AT THE PITZ, MILTON KEYNES
They're back! Melodic Prog Rock with a soulful feel this Sat - 22nd September - 17-09-07

JENNY NEWMAN GUEST FIDDLER
2pm Saturday afternoon, 29th Sept, a personal appearance by Jenny Newman - 13-09-07

NEW FOLK/IRISH SESSION IN BEDFORD
White Horse, Newnham Avenue, Bedford - 31-08-7

PARKLIFE SITE FLOODED!
But it's not off! Check with Parklife and bigfunwithbrian for details - 24-07-07

WADEBRIDGE MUSIC WEEKEND
24th-27th August 2007 Bank Holiday Music Extravaganza

INTEREST FREE CREDIT FOR 18-25 YR OLDS
Now available in participating shops - 1st April 2011

SINGING WITH SARAH MALLINSON AT DENT!
Sarah Mallinson is doing a Singing Workshop at Dent Folk Festival on Sunday 24th June 2007 at 10.30am. - Story from the Leeds branch. - 24/06/07

BILL PRINCE AND BOB PLEWS
Two of Northamptonshire's finest at the Great Knight Folk Club, Tuesday May 1st - 10-04-07

ST. NEOTS FOLK CLUB NEW VENUE
St. Neots Folk Club re-locates from 10th April - 09 04 07

SETH LAKEMAN TO ENDORSE FYLDE & HEADWAY
BBC Radio 2's Folk Singer of the Year endorses two of our best brands. - April 2007

OPEN ON GOOD FRIDAY
Hobgoblin Wadebridge open for Business on Good Friday - 05/04/2007

HANDMADE INSTRUMENTS
We have some handmade instruments from various luthiers-Buchanan,Hathway,Pickard,Fylde. Call us. - March 07

STEAFAN HANNIGAN @ THE BIRMINGHAM SHOP
Come and meet world reknowned musician and author Steafan Hannigan - Story from the Birmingham branch. - 07/04/07

FOLK CD'S
We now keep a good and varied selection of folk cd's, both modern and traditional. - March 07

SUNSET LOUNGE AT THE CANNON
Don't miss the Fabulous 2011 Calender

WALKIN' THE DOG
Hobgoblin Music Blues Night at Planet Ice featuring Dwayne - 09-03-07

ROHAN ON THE RADIO
Rohan Kriwaczek to be on Southern Counties Radio on 23/02/07 - 22/02/07

ELECTRIC GUITAR BARGAINS
We need to make room for some more tasty acoustic instruments so our electric guitars are reduced 15% - 21-02-07

PLAYING THE BODHRAN WITH STEAFAN
A new series of Hobgoblin Music workshops for 2007 started with Steafan Hanningan's famous Bodhran class - 12-02

TUNBRIDGE WELLS SPA FEST
Hobgoblin Folk Fringe - 21/06/06

CRAWLEY FOLK FESTIVAL
Hobgoblin Stage takes place on Saturday Afternoon - 21/06/06

CORNWALL BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Sponsored by Hobgoblin Wadebridge - 19/06/06

ROYAL CORNWALL SHOW
Loads of Photos! - 15/06/06

MILTON KEYNES' 2ND ANNIVERSARY
15/04/06

HAYSEED DIXIE AGAIN
April 2006

CHOIR SEEKS MUSICAL DIRECTOR
April 2006

IRISH/WELSH WEEKEND IN TORFEAN
03/03/06

SIDMOUTH FOLKWEEK 2006
Bigger and Better - Season Tickets on sale Now. - February 2006

BLUERIDGE SOARS TO NEW HEIGHTS
The BR 163 goes to Everest - 19/01/2006

FARNHAM DANCE & SONG DAY
Takes place on 9th April 2006 - March 2006

JOHN JORGENSON UK TOUR DATES
Gypsy Jazz at its best - March 2006

EFDSS UPDATE
20/01/06

HAYSEED DIXIE PLAY DEERING
The Bluegrass heroes come to Crawley - 30/09/05

NEW FACE OF HOBGOBLIN?
Bill Bailey 's Interview with Jonathan Ross - November 2005

RETURN TO CAMDEN
Noel Hill Sponsored by Hobgoblin - October 2005

FIDDLERS VARIOUS PRESS RELEASE
January 2006

MACCA PLAYS BLUERIDGE
25/10/2006

LEEDS SHOP EXPANDS
Upstairs Department now open - October 2006

INTEREST FREE CREDIT NOW AVAILABLE
Typical 0% Finance available in participating stores and by mail order. - 10th July 2007

NEW MANAGER IN CRAWLEY
October 2006

SHERWOOD CONCERTINAS
Anglo concertinas, hand built in the UK. - September 06

THE HEADWAY AMPS ARE HERE!
Amazing quality acoustic amps - 14/09/06

ACCORDIONIST.ORG
September 06

ROHAN THEATRE BAND APPEARING AT SIDMOUTH
The Rohan Theatre Band are standing in for Candela - 02/08/06

TRANSPORT SHARE TO SIDMOUTH
18/07/2006

SHIRE FOLK FINDS EDITOR
04/07/06

FESTIVAL TOUR
June 2006

SOUND SAMPLES
June 2006

SECOND HAND DEVELOPMENTS
June 2006

FORTHCOMING PRODUCTS
Amps, Concertinas, Melodeons - June 2006

TYPICAL 0% FINANCE
Find out how you can use this scheme to get Interest Free Credit on any instrument over £100! - Story from the London branch. - October 2006

SHOP EXPANDS
We've opened a new department upstairs - come in and see our new stock! - Story from the Leeds branch. - Autumn 2006