The Early Music Shop, London

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updated on 23/06/2020

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10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 19:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 16:00
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10:00 – 18:00
Opens in  2 h 51 min.
2 h 51 min


The Early Music Shop is the world's largest early music instrument specialist. Formerly part of Woods Music Shop in Bradford, The Early Music Shop moved to its prestigious new showroom at Salts Mill, Saltaire, West Yorkshire in 2007 and has become the largest single source of mediaeval, renaissance and baroque musical instruments world-wide. It really is is an Aladdin's Cave of affordable early music instruments, many of which are designed in-house in our own early music workshops, and from makers from all quarters of the globe. The range including recorders, viols, harps, rebecs, lutes, harpsichords, spinets, shawms, crumhorns, tabors, sackbuts, hurdy-gurdies, psalteries, percussion, and accessories offers a one-stop-shop for the early music enthusiast!

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The Early Music Shop is proud to be the official exclusive UK distributor and agent for Moeck recorders, and is also the appointed UK dealer for Küng recorders, Bizzi harpsichords, Mollenhauer recorders, Lu Mi viols, Camac harps and others. The Early Music Shop catalogue is vast, the majority of instruments are held in stock, and our friendly and knowledgeable staff are available to give you the best advice on choosing the instrument which is best suited for you. All of this is backed up by our expert in-house technical department, and after sales service.

In addition to instruments. The Early Music Shop carries a huge range of sheet music for all abilities and styles, from early music to popular, ABRSM examination syllabus, music for schools, song books, films and shows and tuition books.
Musical Instruments, CDs, Sheet Music, Drums, Guitars, Percussion, Woodwind, Violins, Harp, Symphony, Bodhran, Music Stand, Lute, Musical Instrument Stores, Timpani, Lyre, Teachers, Music Teachers, Brass, Fife, Ems, Case, Kits, Keyboards, Folk, Strings, Recorder, Bows, Baroque, Aura, Musical Instruments & Sheet Music, Whistles, Harpsichord, Cittern, Viol, Clarsach, Hurdy Gurdy, Ocarina, Crumhorn, Pan Pipes, Smallpipes, Spinet, Shawm, Bowed Psaltery, Medieval Fiddle, Bombardes, Ceské, Music Desk, Nakers, Reed Organ, Tabor, Three Hole Pipe, Timbrel, Racketts
Bagpipes, Pianos, Fortepianos, Clavichord
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, more than 2 years ago

Friendly staff, great location (if hard to find at first), and a wonderful range of instruments and sheet music. The best shop of its kind!
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