About Us

Red Cow Music is a Folk  Music  Instruments  store, with a shop located in the heart of York City Centre in darkest Yorkshire, Run by Steve, Miles and Jude Morrison who between them have over 50 years experience of selling, repairing and supplying musical instruments in York making their expertise unparalled in the City and beyond . With their passion for folk music, they run this emporium  Specialising in a comprehensive range of Traditional  English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh Folk music instruments, including  Guitar, Ukulele, violins, mandolas, Banjo, Mandolin,  Bodhran, Accordion, Concertina, Cajon and World Percussion, Harmonica, Tin Whistle, Irish Whistles, Djembe, Harps, Fiddles, Didjeridoo, and even Bag Pipe chanters, our online store is full of wonderful  things for sale from budget priced to pro level instruments or why not call in to our store and enjoy a warm welcome and enjoy the great celtic atmosphere. We have no operatives working at Red Cow Music only real people, so enjoy, and dance to the sound of the whistle and the drum.


We  also sell traditional folk music instruments and books online, we have heard some horror stories from customers experience of online shopping,  but rest easy, we are a bonafide and experienced business with the backup to ensure you recieve a first class service and a first class instrument, of course we would also love to see you in person so always make sure if you buy online you know who you are buying from.  Beware imitations – there is only one RED COW MUSIC.

We also stock a huge range of accessories and offer an on-site repair service.


Steve Morrison has been repairing Guitars and stringed instruments in the City of York and the Yorkshire region for 30 years having founded and run MOR Music until 2007 he now brings his second to none knowledge and skill to Red Cow Music Ltd, so if you want the best service and a first class repair just give us a call or pop in the shop and speak to either Steve or Miles. Woodwind repair service now available.


The Ukulele is a great  portable instrument and Red Cow is happy to offer lessons.  The classes are always oversubscribed and you do not need to be musical or be able to read music, so if you would like to learn to play ring 01904 674440 or call in and see us, we can add you to the many growing fans of this great little instrument.


Stay posted for our latest events,  For All the best in Folk, and Celtic music .


Here are just some of the makers we have in stock; Ulurue Ukuleles,Sigma Guitars,Tanglewood Guitars,Tanglewood Banjos,Folk Music Books, Martin guitars,Kala ukuleles,Mahalo,lanikia Ukes ,Aquila,Seymour Duncan pickups,AER amplifiers,Freshman guitars,Cort,Crafter guitars,Korg,Vox Amps, Blue Moon,Ashbury, Hercules Stands,Deering Banjos,Eastman Mandolins,Elixir,Ozark,Mahalo,Kala,Samick,Tony Dixon,Chiefton,Clarkes Whistles,Rochelle Concertinas, Hohner Accordions and Harmonicas, Feadog tin whistles, Scarlatti concertinas,Ernie Ball Strings,Guitar Strings from D’addario,Ashbury Folk Instruments,Stagi Concertinas,Hohner Concertinas,John Redhead Whistles,Sosato whistles,  to name just a few! Call into our York store if you are visiting the City, and experience the huge choice we have of traditional British folk musical instruments.


Just to say thank you to all our customers new and old for all the support you have shown us over the years – the website is taking some time to get up and running so be patient and remember if it is not on the website just give us a ring because we have probably got what your looking for it just may not be online yet. Oh and a special thank you to Nik Pickard  (nikphoto.com) who took some great photos, and Scott Deans  (wwwnicolldeans.com)  whose design put the COW in RED COW MUSIC – good job!