On Nov 16, 10:30am, Cal Herrmann wrote:
> Subject: Re: Music stores in London...
> Quoth Han Speek:
> > The 2 places to check would be The Folk Shop (which is part of the
> > Hobgoblin
> > chain of music shops) which is located at the Cecil Sharp House on Regents
> > Park Road (nearest subway station: Camden Town), and the Ivor Mairants
> > Musicentre on Rathbone Place (nearest subway station: Tottenham Court
> > which specializes in guitars, but also usually has other stringed stuff
> > such
> > as mandolins, banjos and bouzoukis.
> AFAIK Hobgoblin ceased to operate the Folk Shop a couple of *years*
> ago (though I haven't been there since the notice went around). How recent
> is your info? Surely some Londonian will know! -- Aloha, Lani
>-- End of excerpt from Cal Herrmann
Ouch, that hurts ! You're right - I just checked their online catalog, and
indeed they are no longer in the Cecil Sharp House !
I was at the Hobgoblin shop in Crawley 3 weeks ago, and even discussed with
the guys there how the other shops were doing, mentioning also the London
shop. But they didn't give me a clue that it was no longer at the location
I knew (but then, they didn't know I hadn't been to the London shop for about
Oh well, at least that puts all the relevant music shops a lot closer
together, at almost walking distance from each other, I'd say.
Shame on me for passing on outdated info,
H. Speek, B.Sc. [log in to unmask]
MESA Research Institute http://www.ice.el.utwente.nl/~han/
Univ. of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE, Enschede, The Netherlands