Now in it’s fourth year at the festival, Instrumental is FolkEast’s celebration of musical instrument makers and luthiers from across the UK and further afield. Set within the heart of the festival you’ll find makers of bagpipes, fiddles, hurdy gurdies, guitars and everything else in-between. Come and meet the makers with an opportunity to try out and purchase your next instrument. See the list of 2018 exhibitors below.

Alan Miller

Guitars & stringed instruments

Barry Lloyd

Early woodwind


Nyckelharpas and bows

Carl Bell

Wooden flutes

Claire Dugue

Hurdy Gurdies

Glen Titmus

Stringed instrument bows

Jim Parr

Early woodwind

Kai Toenjes

Guitars and stringed instruments

Bleazey woodwind


Split Tin Guitars

Cigar box guitars

Terry Mann


Tim Phillips

Violins and bowed stringed instruments