Folk & Acoustic Musical Instrument Specialists

Try the instruments for yourself! We keep a huge and varied stock of new and secondhand instruments.


Definition: west African harp lute, popular in Gambia and Senegal. It has a skin stretched across a large gourd, a wooden neck and gut or nylon fishwire strings stretched across a tall bridge. Played somewhat like a harp.
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The Hobgoblin Music Web Site is packed with information about folk, traditional and celtic music. The catalog section offers hundreds of musical instruments, tutor materials, spares and accessories for sale. All goods shown can be found in our US store, or sent to you anywhere in the USA. Order securely from our online sales pages, call us, or visit our store!

Music Loft Venue

Hobgoblin Music in Red Wing Minnesota is based at the same location as the lively venue The Music Loft. Click to find out what's on in the coming months.
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...

Hobgoblin in Minnesota is operated by Stoneyend harps. The harps and other instruments are handmade right here in Redwing, and you will find them on display here alongside the Hobgoblin Music range of folk and acoustic musical instruments.