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Information about developments and products on the Eagle Music Shop website

Gift Vouchers from Eagle Music

Start shopping nice and early for Christmas 2018 folks!

Take the strain out of choosing a gift for your friends and loved ones and give an ‘Eagle Music Gift Voucher’ …Buy the value that you want at the time of your order.
• From £10.00
The Eagle Music Shop gift voucher is a brilliant gift to give to your musical friends and loved ones for Christmas, Birthday or that special occasion. The gift voucher can be used at any time at Eagle Music in the shop, by post or over the telephone. This gift idea takes out the problem of buying the ‘wrong’ musical gift! The value can be added to by the user at the time of ‘spending’ the voucher. Please use the drop-down options to buy your gift voucher. We write in the value and sign your gift voucher before sending it to you by FIRST CLASS UK FREE POST


Deering Goodtime Six String ‘Guitar Banjos’ in stock

In Stock and ready to ship worldwide. The Goodtime Six is a 6 string, steel string banjo, that tunes like a guitar and features a fast, sleek, and comfortable guitar style neck that feels like an old friend. The Goodtime Six harnesses Deering’s 41 years of banjo know how to put a much needed quality American made 6 string banjo within reach of any guitarist looking to add an authentic banjo sound to their arsenal without breaking the bank.

The Goodtime 6 features an 11” 3-ply violin grade maple rim with a frosted top head for a traditional banjo snap.

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Eagle-Puretone Long Neck Banjo Strings

Now available for ‘Long Neck Banjos’ Eagle-Puretone ‘Long Neck Banjo Strings’ loop ended in plain and nickel wound 120 cm long.

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Custom gauged sets are also available to order …Please call us on 01484 661460 to order

Eagle-Puretone long neck banjo

Deering 11 Years Award to Eagle Music …

A big sincere hearty ‘Thank You’ to Greg, Janet and Jamie Deering for travelling all the way from San Diego, California, USA to be with us at our ‘Banjo 11’ Anniversary event to celebrate Eagle Music’s amazing eleven consecutive years as the #1 world dealership for Deering Banjos.

Deering present eagle Mussic with plaque at banjo 11

We were delighted to receive the beautiful carved maple plaque that was presented to Eagle Music at the interval of the Kruger Brothers evening concert …Also the four string ‘Irish Tuned’ Goodtime ‘Mandoline’ Banjo that was presented to our founder Steve Noon.

Deering present Steve Noon with uke banjo at Banjo 11


‘Thank You’ Greg, Janet and Jamie …for the continued supply of the finest quality world class banjos, which makes it possible for Eagle Music to make magic daily with our delighted customers! …Here’s to many more years working together for the magic of the banjo.

Kruger Brothers, Angelina Carberry & Dan Brouder at Banjo 11

‘Banjo 11’ 2018 Event With Deerings, Kruger Brothers, Angelina Carberry & Dan Brouder, Brian Mooney, Jamie Francis and so much more!

Dear Friends,
We are delighted to announce that the date has been finalised and tickets are now on sale for our ‘Banjo 11’ Celebration event on Saturday February 24th 2018 at The North Light Gallery (behind Eagle Music Shop), Brooke’s Mill, Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield, HD4 7NR.

Have you Booked Your Ticket ? Please Click Here For Availability

* Your ticket will be on the door when you arrive … just give your name at the door.

The all-day event will be packed with a fusion of world class music including the best of American and Irish, jam sessions, on-stage performances and demonstrations topped off with an evening concert from the awesome Kruger Brothers.

Join us along with Greg, Janet and Jamie Deering this year to celebrate Eagle Music’s 11th Anniversary as the number one world dealership for the Deering Banjo Company, USA. The event will also feature an amazing line up of world class musicians including the Kruger Brothers … Jens Kruger, Uwe Kruger and Joel Landsberg. Angelina Carberry and Dan Brouder with Brian Mooney, Jamie Francis and much more to be announced.

A special feature of the day will be an on-stage afternoon performance from Irish tenor banjo virtuoso Angelina Carberry partnered by button accordion wizard Dan Brouder and the UK launch of their critically acclaimed CD ‘a Waltz for Joy’ Angelina and Dan will be accompanied by Brian Mooney on bouzouki.

Angelina Carberry and Dan Brouder …

The day will also see the launch of a brand-new range of ‘Erin’ Irish tenor banjos built by the Deering Banjo Company and exclusive to Eagle Music.

The Eagle Music stall at the event will offer you the opportunity to browse what will be the largest selection of Deering Banjos ever to be displayed for public viewing in the world.

Our special guests, Greg, Janet and Jamie Deering will be here throughout the day to meet and greet everyone. Greg will be available as always to personally check out and adjust banjos.


.reg Janet and Jamie Deering


It will also be an opportunity to interact and personally meet the professional musicians of the day

Brian Mooney …

Jamie Francis …

We are working on the final arrangements and timetable – to be announced


Steve, Rachel and the Eagle Team.

Tanglewood Sundance Performance Pro guitars in stock at Eagle Music

Tanglewood Performance Pro Guitar range now in stock

The superb new Sundance ‘Performance Pro’ range of Tanglewood guitars are now in stock at Eagle Music …

Tanglewood’s Sundance Performance Pro Series is the culmination of decades of guitar building expertise and research. Swedish master luthier Michael Sanden has designed Tanglewood’s new flagship models, boasting all solid wood combinations and sumptuous features on some of the most popular and iconic acoustic body shapes in guitar history.

The range will begin with the heritage inspired Dreadnought X15 at £699, two Superfolk cutaway models at £799 in the X45AVE and X45NSE, and the Super Folk cutaway all solid Mahogany X47E. Every one of these guitars will feature all solid construction and Custom Masterdesign parallel and fan tapered bracing patterns.

All electro models will feature Fishman Presys Plus electronic systems.

Tanglewood Sundance Performance Pro guitars in stock at eagle Music

Pictured From Left to Right the models include: The X70 TE Orchestra size body: The X15NS Dreadnought: The X45 AVE Super Folk Cutaway:The X47 E Superfolk Cutaway: The X15 SDTE Vintage Slope Shoulder Dreadnought and the X47 Superfolk Cutaway

Please Click on this Link to Visit Tanglewood Guitars on Eagle Music Web Pages

The range and tone of the final two models then gets turbocharged with the addition of Torrefied tops, X70TE and X15SDTE models. Using a new kiln drying technique called Torrefaction, these two range topping Performance Pro instruments have been created with unique sound characteristics that replicate a well loved vintage instrument that has been played in for over 30 years!

“The wood is heat-treated in an oxygen-free kiln, making it highly resonant and extremely stable, it’s as if the wood is pre-aged.” Says Master designer Michael Sanden, “It looks and sounds like wood that’s been broken in for many years.”

This amazing “time machine” process is the very latest custom feature to surface amongst high-end boutique guitar luthiers in recent years. The torrefaction process that Tanglewood are employing on these new instruments has resulted in huge critical industry acclaim. Tanglewood’s ethos of putting musicians first, has resulted in this amazing breakthrough guitar technology becoming available to all players, as standard with UK launch prices of only £899!

Tanglewood Sundance Performance Pro guitars in stock at eagle Music

The Eagle Music Team are Waiting to Serve You …

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Weber mandolins at Eagle Music

Weber Mandolins at Eagle Music

We are delighted and very proud to announce that we are now a Prestige Dealership for Weber Hand Crafted mandolins, built in Oregon, USA. The range comprises of ‘A’ style and ‘F’ style instruments with choices of round or ‘F’ hole body construction.

Weber A14-F mandolin at Eagle Music

The Weber Bitterroot A14-F ‘A’ style ‘F’ hole Mandolin with Deluxe Case included

Here is a link to the models that have recently been built and are now in stock at Eagle Music
Bruce Weber, the leading master craftsman at Weber Mandolins, worked with his team at the Gibson Flatiron mandolin company in Montana, Bruce was in charge of production.

When Gibson moved their mandolin production to Nashville, Bruce and his team decided jointly to remain in Montana and set up Weber Mandolins. Following setting up the Weber mandolin company Bruce then moved his production team to then Bend, Oregon. The Weber mandolin and mandocello range of instruments are hand-crafted by a dedicated team of luthiers headed by Bruce to the highest specification, Bruce has faithfully taken into account classic model designs and new innovations giving exceptional quality instruments with exceptional tone and playability.

A decade of Dedication at Eagle Music with Deering Banjos

A Decade of Dedication… Eagle Music 2016

On Saturday October 22nd 2016, over two hundred banjo and bluegrass music enthusiasts from all over the world took part in our 10th anniversary celebration for Eagle Music  as the #1 world dealership for Deering Banjos USA.

The event took place in the tiny village of Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield, Yorkshire  to celebrate Eagle Music Shop’s remarkable achievement of maintaining the number one world dealership status for the California based Deering Banjo Company for the past ten consecutive years. Yes folks, ten years! We are proud as a UK family business to gain this accolade from America’s largest banjo maker! Steve Noon and daughter Rachel Price manage the business along with Steve’s son James and a team of dedicated musical staff, we still have to pinch ourselves about this achievement!

Eagle Music Celebrating Ten Years as the Number One world dealership for Deering Banjos

The one-day festival complete with workshops and performances showcased Eagle Music’s success with a glittering array of world class musical talent including the only UK performance of the North Carolina super band Kruger Brothers. JigJam (Ireland) flew in from their recent tour of the USA to support the Kruger Brothers in an evening showcase concert. Eagle Music’s MC for the event Matt Chaffer got the day rolling by announcing free refreshments to get the day rolling at 10.30am!

Throughout the day, workshops were held covering different styles of banjo playing a beginners/improvers workshop was held by Eagle Music’s Graham Holt. Bill Forster who is well known to UK festival goers is now living on the west coast of Ireland. Bill came over especially for the celebration and ran an advanced 5-string workshop. Gavin Strappe from County Tipperary, Ireland is a member of JigJam. Gavin ran an Irish tenor banjo workshop and later performed with JigJam on mandolin and tenor banjo supporting the Kruger Brothers in the evening concert.

Eagle Music Celebrating Ten Years as the Number One world dealership for Deering Banjos

Joe Mac and Bob McLean of the Uk’s own bluegrass band The Old Grey Dogs joined in with the celebrations and ran the picking sessions throughout the day.

The daytime on stage performances commenced with some fast banjo picking from the Uk’s new banjo whizz kid on the block, 19 year old James Allan. James played a brilliant set of bluegrass banjo standards that got the audience buzzing, James was accompanied on guitar by Eagle’s in-house banjo teacher Graham Holt. James recently clocked up over two and a half million views on Facebook for one of his banjo picking videos!

Eagle Music with Deering Banjos at the 10th Anniversary event

Greg, Janet and Jamie Deering took to the stage and gave an enlightening talk on the development of the banjo and its place in the modern world of popular, bluegrass, American old time, folk, roots and traditional music.

Eagle Music Celebrating Ten Years as the Number One world dealership for Deering Banjos

Kruger Brothers gave a spellbinding on-stage afternoon workshop of music and songs and captivated the audience with their on stage magic and explanation of how they work together and build their musical arrangements …The Kruger Brothers then invited everyone on stage with their own instruments to play and perform the classic song Buffalo Gals which was filmed for YouTube.

Eagle Music Celebrating Ten Years as the Number One world dealership for Deering Banjos

All the way from Dripsey in County Cork Ireland, we were uplifted with a great set of tunes and songs from long neck banjo virtuoso Pat Kelleher who was joined by his son Ricky on guitar and vocals.

Eagle Music Celebrating Ten Years as the Number One world dealership for Deering Banjos

Closing the afternoon on-stage sets, and another one of the highlights was the stunning banjo and vocal performance from Dan Walsh. Just back from a recent tour of India, Dan is without question the finest clawhammer banjo player that the UK has ever produce, playing in his own unique style. At the age of 29, Dan has only been playing the banjo for around 15 years! Now with a firm foot on the world stage playing with his own band called the Urban Folk Quartet. In the past Dan has played as far away as New Zealand and Canada as well as the USA, Denmark and Germany.

Eagle Music with Deering Banjos at the 10th Anniversary event

A DVD will be available soon as a momento of the 10th Anniversary afternoon at Eagle Music 2016.

Kruger Brother Showcase Evening Concert

The evening concert commenced with presentations from Steve and Rachel to Eagle Music staff for their extra work input towards this amazing event. Steve announced the newly introduced ‘Outstanding Eagle Customer of  The Year Award’ which was awarded to Tom Jenkins for un-waving customer loyalty over the past ten years.

Eagle Music banjo 10 Celebratipn with Deeerings and Kruger Brothers

Fresh from their storming USA summer tour JigJam, all the way from Tullamore in Ireland, took to the stage in support of Kruger Brothers. The four piece band consisting of Jamie McKeogh on guitar, lead vocals and tenor banjo, Daithi Melia on 5-String banjo and vocals, Cathal Guinan on double bass, fiddle, guitar and vocals, and Gavin Strappe on mandolin  tenor banjo and vocals won everyone over with their amazing musical ability, energy and stunning fusion of bluegrass music fused with Irish traditional music. They launched their second CD ‘Hello World’ online on the day …we’re going to hear a lot more from this multi-talented band, they are really saying hello to the world!

Eagle Music Celebrating Ten Years as the Number One world dealership for Deering Banjos

JigJam’s brilliant set was followed by the interval where a musical instrument raffle was drawn with over £1,000.00 worth of instrument prizes, all were claimed on the night!

Eagle Music banjo 10 Celebratipn with Deeerings and Kruger Brothers

A special surprise draw took place to celebrate Eagles 10th anniversary. All the names of the  persons that had bought tickets for the event were put into a hat, the lucky winner was presented with a Deering banjo from Greg, Janet and Jamie Deering!

Eagle Music banjo 10 Celebratipn with Deeerings and Kruger Brothers

Greg Deering called on Steve and Rachel presented Eagle Music with a tenth anniversary carved maple plaque in recognition of ten amazing years as the #1 world dealership.

Eagle Music Celebrating Ten Years as the Number One world dealership for Deering Banjos

Greg went on to present Steve with the latest Deering banjo model a beautiful maple six string banjo, serial number one! This banjo will join a collection of other priceless serial number one Deering banjos that have been presented to Steve and Eagle Music throughout the past ten years.

Eagle Music Celebrating Ten Years as the Number One world dealership for Deering Banjos

The showcase of the event followed with the world renown Kruger Brothers in concert. Jens Kruger is recognised by the world’s banjo community as probably the greatest 5-string banjo player of all time, along with brother Uwe Kruger on vocals and guitar and Joel Landsberg on bass. The show was spell binding with maestro banjo playing from Jens, heartfelt songs and guitar wizardry from Uwe coupled with the masterly bass playing of Joel.

Eagle Music Celebrating Ten Years as the Number One world dealership for Deering Banjos

Following their world performance with full orchestras and the Kontras Quarte, we were treated to musical bliss listening to the Spirit of the Rockies, their Roan Mountain Suite and Kruger classics form many of their past two dozen CD recordings! A standing ovation closed the evening after a much loved Kruger Brothers encore.

Eagle Music Celebrating Ten Years as the Number One world dealership for Deering Banjos

The amazing world renown Bernie Velutti, Kruger Brothers sound engineer mastered the sound throughout the day for all the on-stage artists.

What has become an annual event, is now set in the hearts so many of the UK’s popular, bluegrass, American old time, folk, roots and traditional music lovers. Eagle Music has built up its friendship over the past ten years with many of the notable UK musicians through dedication and service.

Some of the UK musicians and bands that have attended and played at the event throughout the past decade include Howard ‘Shep’ Shepherd and Mike Dexter, Down County Boys, Kentucky Cow Tippers, House Devils, Jonny Hulme, Jon Strong, Paul Bienek, Tom Napper, Nic Mann and Joe McIlvenny and the Old Grey Dogs,

Eagle Music specialises in banjos, mandolins and traditional musical instruments. We have a very busy shop that has show rooms and a workshop that specialised in set-ups and repairs…Pay Eagle Music Shop a call, you won’t be disappointed!

Eagle number one Deering dealership

Eagle Ten Years Numer One Deering Dealership

We’re very proud to show here a picture and the words that are written on the carved maple plaque that was presented to Eagle Music by the Deering Banjo family at Eagle’s 10th Anniversary Celebration Event, Saturday October 22nd 2016
Eagle Music – Banjo 10 2016
Celebrating your Ten Year Anniversary As The #1 Deering Dealer In The World
Dear Steve, Joan, Rachel and all the Eagle Music Team,
Eagle Music: A Decade of Dedication.
The magic of music transcends all boundaries. The magic of the banjo is sought after now by more people around the world than at any other time in history.
Eagle Music’s unwavering dedication to the banjo has introduced the joy and the life affirming magic of the banjo, to more people in the UK and Europe than any dealer in Deering’s 41 year history.
Only Eagle Music’s absolute commitment to serving customers could bring about this extraordinary level of achievement.
Eagle Music has been Deering’s number one dealer in the world every year since 2006.
This year, 2016, Eagle Music has again achieved this envied accolade which marks a full decade of Eagle Music as the Deering Banjo Company’s number one dealer worldwide.
On behalf of all of your happy customers and all of us at the Deering Banjo Company,
Thank you for ten outstanding years.
Signed: Greg and Janet Deering & Barry Hunn

Eagle Music Celebrating Ten Years as the Number One world dealership for Deering Banjos

Eagle outstanding customer Tom Jenkins

Outstanding Customer Award to Tom Jenkins

A highlight of the Eagle Music 10th Anniversary event with Deering Banjos on Saturday October 22nd 2016 was the award to Eagle customer Tom Jenkins. Tom was awarded a framed letter as ‘Eagle Music’s Outstanding Customer of The Past Decade’ along with an Eagle Music gift voucher. Well done Tom and a huge thank you for your continued loyalty to Eagle Music.


Eagle outstanding customer Tom Jenkins

Eagle Music banjo 10 Celebratipn with Deeerings and Kruger Brothers