Instrument Hire is offered by GFW to help new students get started.

Hires are organised by Fenella Rennie from Room MG06 on the ground floor.

GFW has a good range of Fiddles in 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, and 4/4 sizes.

There are small numbers of Accordions, Bhodrans, Guitars, Cellos and Whistles.

We also have a number of Soprano sized Ukuleles used for Come & Try events.

Instrument hires generally fall into 3 categories, all are subject to availability.

 1. Loans of instruments for a whole term

Term hires are generally for beginners who are trying a new instrument for a term to see if they like it, prior to purchasing their own instrument.

We charge a non refundable fee for the term. (Usually 7 weeks)

£20 Per Term - Accordion, Cello, Adult Fiddles, Guitar, Mandolin

£10 Per Term - Bodhran, Ukulele, Whistle, Junior Fiddles, Junior Guitar

Instruments are issued on the first night of term and must be returned on the last night of that term.

A £20 deposit will be charged for all hires, refunded on return of the instrument.

 2. Single nightly loans of instruments.

To help students when their own instrument is being repaired. These loans are free.

 3. Instrument Sales.

Smaller instruments (Whistles / Ukuleles ) are often cheaper to purchase than hire.

We have a ready stock of nearly-new Ukuleles which can be purchased from GFW.