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

Instruments are available via the Admin desk on the ground floor.

Hires are recorded by Donald, GFW Administrator

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

There are small numbers of Accordion, Banjo, Bhodran, Cello, Guitar & Mandolin.

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 (7 weeks)

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, Banjo, Cello, Adult Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin

£10 Per Term – Bodhran, Ukulele, Junior Fiddle, 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 stock of Whistles and nearly-new Ukuleles which can be purchased from GFW.


Contact Us

John Wheatley Building
2 Haghill Road
G31 3SR

Please note the GFW office operates on part time basis and is best reached via email

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