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Saltaire: +44 (0) 1274 288 100
London: +44 (0) 20 7632 3960

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The Early Music Shop
Salts Mill
Victoria Road
West Yorkshire
BD18 3LA

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+44 (0) 1274 288 100
+44 (0) 1274 596 226


Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday
10am - 5pm


Welcome to The Early Music Shop - Salts Mill
Head Office and Main Showroom

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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. The 3000sq ft showroom 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, lutes, harps, crumhorns, harpsichords, spinets, shawms, hurdy-gurdies, rebecs, mediaeval fiddles,  re-enactment percussion, sheet music, CDs and accessories really offers a one-stop-shop for early music enthusiasts!

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 K√ľng 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.

We hope you enjoy browsing the web site and welcome your call, email, fax or personal visit sometime in the future!

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Peter Booth - Manager


Anthony Calvert - EMS Workshops Manager


Stephen Robinson - EMS Warehouse Manager


Barry Holder  - Recorder and Viol Technician


Ann Fisher - Greenwich Festival Administration