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...
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Definition: Arabic Frame drum, sometimes has metal rings inside to make a jingle effect. Also known as Duf, and Daf (in Iran).
Introduction: Another very popular instrument across North Africa in into the Middle East and Turkey is the Dafe. This is a wide shallow hand drum often with brass jingles. The sides are often ornately inlaid. They are usually available in three or more different diameters. The Dafe is played rather like the smaller western tambourine. Read our World & Folk Drums FAQ Page or go to the Hobgoblin Instrument Info and FAQ Menu.