Hobgoblin Records was set up in 2005 with the aim of releasing albums from British based artists of all cultures playing all types of folk and traditional music. We've released 15 albums so far with several more in the pipeline.


20th February 2014 Jacquelyn Hynes is the latest artist to release their album on Hobgoblin records. Silver and Wood is a collection of original and traditional piece featuring Silver and Wooden flutes. Jacquelyn Hynes is a folk flutist, multi-instrumentalist and composer. She has supported Ireland’s leading musicians including Martin Hayes, Michael McGoldrick, Mary Coughlan and Lunasa, performed with Donal Lunny and for President Mary Macaleese. Release date 24th March through Proper.

24th November 2011 Dogan Mehmet's long awaited second album is mixed, mastered and will be released early in 2012 watch this space...

21st November 2011 The Long Notes have signed to Hobgoblin and will release their second album In the Shadow of Stromboli through Proper 30th January 2012. The launch party will take place on 20th Jan at the Green Note in Camden, and at Celtic Connections in Glasgow on the 25 Jan, supporting Luka Bloom.

27th September 2010 Hobgoblin released Blabbermouth'sMe and the Metronome HOBCD1011. The track Agoraphobia was released as a digital single on 26th July. The signature Blabbermouth chorus lies in wait, floating into your subconscious immediately whilst covering a dark tinged underside.. "Absolutely gorgeous" Janice Long - BBC R2

16th August 2010 New signing Chris Ricketts releases his debut album Simple Folk featuring Mark Willshire on bass. Read more at www.RickettsandWillshire.com

November 2009 Dogan Mehmet's debut album Gypsyhead HOBCD1010 was released this month. The launch parties took place at the Komedia in Brighton and Gibson Guitar Centre, in London.

"One couldn't engineer a better response to the theft of the people's music than Dogan Mehmet... whose debut shines" - Stewart Lee, Sunday Times
"A thrilling shape shifting debut" - Metro
"It's an album with a big heart, plenty of muscle and a bit of flair...and it won't be ignored easily" Colin Irwin - fRoots
"Dogan Mehmet is a British folk original...a talent to watch" - Songlines

24th July 2008 The new Blackthorn Band album The River That Runs Below HOBCD1009 will be released on 5th August 2008. The launch party will take place on 29th July at the Gibson Guitar Centre, in London.

"Focused and accomplished, this is dignified Anglo Celtic music of the first order" fROOTS
"This lovely album" Irish Music magazine

24th July 2008 BBC Young folk award finalist Dogan Mehmet signs for Hobgoblin Records. An EP entitled "EP Unlimited" has been released for sale this summer while the debut album is being recorded

24th July 2008 Phil Hardy the maker of the famous Chieftain and Kerry low whistles used by most celtic whistle players, has signed with Hobgoblin Records and released an album of his best low whistle tracks entitled Revisited. It is to be released by Proper Music Distribution on September 1st 2008.

26th October 2007 The Blabbermouth Album My Dancing Heart will be released on 3rd December 2007. The launch night will take place on 19th November at The Fly in London, WC1A. Tickets are £5, and are available from here

25th September 2007 Boldwood's album "Feet Don't Fail Me Now" will be released on November 5th after a very successful launch gig at Cecil Sharp House, Camden in September. Blabbermouth's album is being manufactured now for a November release.

3rd August 2007 Two new artists sign with Hobgoblin Records. Boldwood ("cracking to dance to too... a shining example of English music" and Blabbermouth the voice of an angel.. an original musical experience you'll not forget in a hurry.

12th March 2007 Three Albums Launched Spring 2007
On 22nd Jan we launched The Rohan Theatre Band - Perfect World HOBCD1005, release date Feb 26th 2007. Last month on 26th Feb we launched Philippe Barnes & Tom Phelan - Madrid Sessions HOBCD1003 and it was released Mar 12th 2007. All Jigged Out - Wish Hill HOBCD1004 is scheduled for a launch party on 17th April and release on the 7th May.
Blackthorn are currently in the studio working on the new album which is expected to be released in the Autumn.

1st January 2007 Hobgoblin Records have appointed Proper Distribution to handle UK dealer sales for the label.

1st October 2006 Three new albums back from pressing: All Jigged Out - Wish Hill HOBCD1004, The Rohan Theatre Band - Perfect World HOBCD1005 and Philippe Barnes & Tom Phelan - Madrid Sessions HOBCD1003
Candela are still in the studio working on their album, and recording sessions are booked up for Rocas and Blackthorn this winter.

26th October 2005 Hobgoblin launched the expansion of their record label Hobgoblin Records at the WOMEX exhibition in Gateshead. To showcase the excellent music on offer, they have put out a 14 track showcase sampler including tracks from all 8 Hobgobin artists.

Originally a vehicle for Hobgoblin's 25th anniversary CD release and further 2 releases by Hobgoblin founder Pete McClelland's bands Blackthorn and Thingumajig, the Label has now signed five further artists. They will release new CD albums from each of them, together with Blackthorn's second album, over the next few months.

The label has a remit to cover acoustic roots, ethnic and traditional folk music from British based artists, from Jazz to Latin to Folk and beyond

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UK Dealer distribution is currently handled by Proper Distribution
UK Press is handled by nicola@hobgoblin.co.uk and Beattie communications.
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