Goblin Band formed organically from intimate sessions of the same name run out of Hobgoblin Music, a folk instrument shop in Central London, and organised by a group of queer folk obsessive friends and shop employees. These sessions have given rise to a six piece band which, though firmly rooted in the traditional music of the British Isles, draws widely on medieval and early music, as well as the folk musical traditions from abroad.
The sound concocted employs all manner of strings, squeezeboxes, hurdy gurdy, flutes, horns, jaw harps, and bells and whistles. The Goblins interpret folk song in relation to the political upheavals of past and present and strive to make a space for new audiences to experience traditional music in a manner which is both riotously joyful and deeply sincere.
The Goblins have enjoyed performing at festivals including the Wilderness Festival, and taking part in the Finger in the Spring tradition in Stroud with Boss Morris. They have performed three times at the Moth Club in London, most recently supporting Martin Carthy, as well as other venues around central London.