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...
The picture speaks for itself really - here's Radio 2's Mark Radcliffe posing with the Katho Cajon he borrowed from the Hobgoblin Music stall at Cambridge Folk Festival, while considering his next ...read the full story
Definition: Small frame drum, usually with a skin and metal jingles around the rim. probably of middle eastern origin, similar to the Dafe. known in Europe since at least the 18th century. Introduction: Modern tambourines come with or without the skin head which may be made of plastic or animal skin. They have one two or more rows of jingles set into the rim. The more jingles the louder the noise! Crescent shaped headless tambourines are very popular as they are comfortable to hold. Star, fish and many other styles of plastic tambourine are popular too as well as the traditional wooden circular o... Read our Hand Percussion FAQ Page or go to the Hobgoblin Instrument Info and FAQ Menu.