Hobgoblin records has some of the finest bands and talent on their list of recording artists:
The Long Notes
With a distinctive folk, roots and celtic music sound, The Long Notes’ ensemble synergy magically surpasses the sum of its parts, with captivating arrangements of Irish, Scottish, French-Canadian, Galician, Quebecois and old-time tunes. In addition, The Long Notes have honed their writing skills producing some stunning original compositions for their new album.
Chris Ricketts and Mark Willshire focus on bringing folk and traditional music into the modern world. Both being born and bred in Portsmouth, their music has strong links with the city’s naval history and they sing versions of many sea shanties (some well known, some less so) in their own unique style, presenting the traditional songs in a fresh new way.
Chris, a former semi finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards, teamed up with Mark Willshire to form a new genre of folk music to bring it “kicking and screaming into the 21st century”.
Dogan Mehmet is a young bilingual energetic multi-instrumentalist and singer. He delivers traditional songs from Engand and his native land Cyprus alongside his original material with his enchanting and versatile voice. "BBC Radio2 Young Folk Awards Finalist 2008"
Boldwood was formed in 2004 by accordionist Becky Price, who needed an ensemble to perform the fiddle repertoire she had been researching in little-known 18th-century English publications and hand-written manuscripts in London libraries. The unusual line-up of accordion and two string-players is a surprisingly appropriate vehicle for the material, which comes from a golden age of English music when the worlds of folk and classical music happily co-existed for arguably the last time.
Blabbermouth aka Steve Thompson has been writing and performing for many years. He has played all over London in venues such as The Borderline, The Troubadour and Bush Hall.
the voice of an angel.. an original musical experience you'll not forget in a hurry.
5 piece Blackthorn Band perform their melodic and multi-instrumental brand of traditional music and song at Sidmouth Folkweek and many other folk and arts festivals "A commendable musical collective" fROOTS "superbly rich and colourful" Irish Dancing
The maker of the famous Chieftain and Kerry whistles demonstrates how the whistle should be played. A real eye-opener, this one - if whistles are your thing.
Philippe Barnes & Tom Phelan
Contemporary Folk music written and performed by two highly eclectic musicians. A compelling blend of beautiful melodies, exciting harmonies and blistering grooves
The Rohan Theatre Band
Likened to Tom Waits and Nik Cave, this is a dark and sometimes moving album, but as it says on their myspace page - "Prepare to be offended!"
Rohan Kriwaczek achieved international fame with the release of the top selling book "An Incomplete History of the Art of the Funerary Violin" published by Duckworths.
ThingumaJig has become one of the most popular Ceilidh Bands in the South East of England
All Jigged Out
From cinematic soundscapes to jazz, folk to funk, All Jigged Out fuse together the best musical ingredient’s from around the world.
Young and exciting new folk rock band founded by Alex Percy of Beltaine and Sarah Mooney of Blackthorn.
Candela was formed back in 1999 and has developed a modern and forward-looking repertoire of flamenco, mixed with other Mediterranean, Middle-Eastern, jazzy and Celtic flavours.