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Traditional and contemporary stringed instruments

crafted in Northumberland

How to buy 

In stock

We have some instruments in stock and available for immediate purchase.

If you would like to try an instrument before purchase, it may be possible to visit our workshop in north Northumberland (visits are strictly by appointment only; please contact us for details). 


Each instrument we make is unique. If you see something you like on the website and wish to order a similar instrument, or if you're looking for something a little bit different and would like an instrument made to your specific requirements, just e-mail, use the Contact form on this website or tel. 07483 117472.

A 10% non-refundable deposit is required for all commissions.

Festivals and events

Due to the pandemic nothing is certain, but at present (end of April 2021) we are hoping to have a trade stall at —

Thurs 15th to Sun 18th July   Warwick Folk Festival (Castle Park, Warwick)

Sadly, the directors of Whitby Folk Week have made the very difficult but sensible decision to postpone the festival until 20th-26th August 2022. As last year, they will be hosting Whitby@Home, which you may like to support, and we'll be at the virtual Craft Fair. Hope to see you in person in Whitby next year.

We'll be updating this section as decisions are made, so please check in again soon.

Click here to find out where we've been in previous years.



         Ready for Whitby Folk Week 2017


The Music Gallery, 83C Marygate, Berwick-upon-Tweed.


We are happy to accept payment by cheque (although we will not start work on commissions or despatch your instrument until the cheque has cleared). We can also accept payment by bank transfer and, at festivals, by most major credit/debit cards.



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