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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...
Selected from our Instrument FAQ

CONGAS

   
Definition: The Congas are a tall pair of wooden framed hand drums also known in Cuba as Tumbadora.
Introduction: The Congas are a tall pair of wooden framed hand drums also known in Cuba as Tumbadora. They are made from staves of wood like a barrel. They usually are played standing, with the drums held upright side by side in a stand, but can also be played seated with the drums on the floor. The player uses both the fingers and palms of the hand. Sometimes two pairs of Congas are used together.
Read our World & Folk Drums FAQ Page or go to the Hobgoblin Instrument Info and FAQ Menu.

A SELECTION OF OUR BEST BRANDS

Ashbury
Sherwood
Atlas
Yamaha
Blue Moon
Scarlatti
Valentino
Hohner
Glenluce
D'Addario
Carvalho
Castagnari
Blueridge
Cremona
Deering
Tony Dixon
Chieftain
Serenellini
John Pearse
Viking
Kentucky
Katho
Marshall
Waltons
Leem
Stoney End
Ernie Ball
Takamine
Hercules
Dunlop
Elixir
Gitane
Admira
Hathway
Shubb
Martin
Vox
Stagi
Sakis