This page lists UK suppliers and repairers of recorders.
Some of the organisations listed on this page supply music as well as instruments, as indicated under their entries. For details and for a more extensive list of music suppliers, see the Music Suppliers page.
Suppliers and Repairers
Barrett Recorder Repairs
7, Church Close, Shenstone, Lichfield, WS14 0LS
01543 480245 or 07983 761237
I repair recorders of all sizes and carry out bespoke work such as making new keys where appropriate. I also stock Margret Loebner’s bass recorder floor spikes.
Cambridge Woodwind Makers Courses on Recorders and making them!
The Champion Workshop
The Cambridge Woodwind Makers are a charity based in Cambridge, UK who have created a workshop to preserve and promote the art and artisanship of woodwind instrument making.
The facilities provided by the Cambridge Woodwind Makers offer professionals and novices a chance to learn more about how to make and repair instruments, it also offers the general public an opportunity to observe and appreciate the skills used.
Recorder-specific courses include making your own wooden recorder and learning more about how the recorder works and how to make small changes to your instrument.
Tim Cranmore Recorders Instruments
23 Lower Chase Rd.,
Malvern, WR14 2 BX,
Tim Cranmore makes Baroque recorders after originals by Bressan, Stanesby jnr., Denner, Oberlender and others. He has been making recorders for 25 years and they have been used by professionals and students in concerts and recordings throughout the world.
Dolmetsch Musical Instruments Sheet music, instruments
1b Unicorn Estate,
Surrey GU27 1DN,
Suppliers of Dolmetsch instruments, which includes hand-made wood, mid-price wood, plastic, square large bass and recorders for the disabled with one hand use. Repair service is for all makes of recorder.
The Early Music Shop Sheet music, Instruments, CDs
West Yorkshire BD18 3LA
Tel: 0044 (0) 1274 288 100
Fax: 0044 (0) 1274 596 226
Thousands stocked, including some used instruments. Available on approval. Baroque, renaissance and plastic recorders by Moeck, Mollenhauer, Kung, Yamaha, von Huene, Aura, Kobliczek, Ran, Paetzold, Coolsma, Wenner, Zen-on and Aulos. Repair service available.
The Early Music Shop, London Sheet music, Instruments, Accessories
11 Denmark Street
London WC2H 8TD
0207 632 3960
Large selection of recorders to suit all budgets including Moeck, Mollenhauer, Kung, Yamaha, Aura, Blezinger and Aulos. Specialist advice. Ten-day on-approval service. Mail order available. Recorder Events with makers and repairers.
Fenland Recorders Instruments
Hand-crafted bass and contrabass recorders
Forsyth Brothers Ltd. Sheet music, Instruments, CDs
Manchester M3 2GR
Large selection of plastic, and several makes of wooden recorders.
GLS Music Supplies Instruments
GLS supply music resources for students, schools and music classes including a range of recorders which can be found on this page
Andrew Kinch Musical Instrument Repairs
8 Lancaster Place
Oxon OX18 3ET
Brass – Woodwind – Electronic
Ian Lewington Limited Musical Instruments, Accessories and Sheet Music.
109 High Street
Kent. BR4 0LT
020 8776 2675
Main stockist for Yamaha Recorders, all sizes of Aulos Plastic Recorders, and Moeck Wooden Recorders.
Albert Lockwood Instruments
25 St. Oswald Road
Bridlington YO16 7SD
Albert Lockwood makes a range of narrow-bore recorders from sopranino to c bass. Available on approval. None available from stock. No used instruments.
Recorder Shop London New Instruments, Pre-owned recorders, Recorder Repairs, Accessories, Sheet Music, Gifts
07790 995 179
An on-line shop run by Julie Dean. Large range of fully serviced pre-owned instruments, accessories, gifts etc. Recorder revoicing also available. Instruments can also be sold to raise money for Walter Bergmann Fund, SRP branch funds or other charities.
Saunders Recorders Sheet music, Instruments, CDs
Mailbox only: Unit 205
179 Whiteladies Rd.
Bristol BS8 2AG
0117 973 5149
John Everingham is now running the business from his home – the former shop has now closed. Visits by appointment only
About 250 different recorders in stock. See easy to use website for details. Available on approval.
Wood, Wind and Reed Sheet music Instruments
106 Russell St.
Cambridge CB2 1HU
Mollenhauer, Yamaha and Moeck recorders stocked, both wood and plastic.