A music shop has existed in Kilburn since 1977 under the name of ‘Accordions of London’, however, demand for other instruments from musicians in need, and parents of aspiring ones, inspired the birth of Folkies Music in 2008. Happy to meet the needs of the local musical community we have been open ever since offering quality instruments, repair and advice with the occasional tea or coffee thrown in.
In our years of trading we have been at the heart of a fantastic community of musicians both local and further afield. This community comprises of teachers, players of all styles and other enthusiasts and has thus become a great place to meet likeminded people and have a chat.
During our time we have catered for all kinds of musicians including Classic Rock, Gypsy Jazz, Classical, and traditional music from all corners of the world. We love to work on rarer instruments and keep in stock a variety of instruments and accessories most local shops would not. Do you have an instrument or style of playing that you think we’ve never seen? Please drop in and show us!
In the last few years we have been experimenting with the layout of the shop and trying to create more space for some exciting changes that will be coming the near future.
Through our community we have met some of the finest instrument tutors in London. If you are looking for a teacher please feel free to give us a call for a recommendation, or pop into the shop and check out our ads wall.