Definition: American development of African origins (related to the Kora etc., but with a guitar type neck). Found with 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 or more strings, popular types are the 5 string, Tenor (4 string), Plectrum (long neck 4 string), Banjolele (Ukulele Banjo), Banjolin (Mandolin Banjo). Read the full Banjo FAQ Page.
We stock Woodnote and Aulos school recorders plus German made wooden instruments from Meinel too in all our shops. The recorder is a great sounding, robust and very affordable instrument for all. School discount available.
This category includes simple system open hole flutes for Irish and other folk music. We offer wooden ones from Glenluce and Sweetheart as well as a great range of easy-to-play plastic flutes and higher pitched piccolos and fifes by Tony Dixon. Starters should look for an instrument in the key of D.
The low-whistle is capable of an amazing and unique sound. It is heard on many recordings by a wide range of well-known players. We stock Chieftain, Howard, Dixon Susato and Shaw in nearly every key. This category includes instruments pitched from G down to Low C.
High Whistles are 6-hole whistles pitched from A up to High G. We offer a very wide range of choice in this section. Chieftain are the choice of many pros, Dixon are massively popular, and we stock all the other leading brands too, Generation, Waltons, Feadog, Clarkes and Shaw.
Bagpipes are found in the folk traditions of many parts of the world, and their origins are quite old. We stock the most popular traditional British Isles styles, Northumbrian. Uilleann, and Great Highland. Also practice chanters and reeds.
We have a big range of folk woodwind instruments from around the world. Didgeridoos, Ocarinas, Pan pipes, Chinese Xiao and Dizi flutes. Instruments with reeds include Sheng, Hulusi, Bombarde, Chalumeaux and Zaphoon. You can also get fun low price toys like kazoos and slide whistles.