Dawsons Music Huddersfield
It is with great sadness that we announce the closure of this store. We have tried to maintain a presence in the town for as long as we can but it is unfortunately no longer viable. We would like to say thank you to all of our customers and to wish you all the very best in your future musical endeavours. Your nearest stores are Leeds & Manchester.
Huddersfield Music Shop
Despite its modest size, Huddersfield is an area renowned for music. And it is at the heart of this vibrant musical hub that Dawsons Music is situated, located within the former Woods Music, and more recently, Dolphin Music building. With a broad local music scene that encompasses everything from the traditional to the contemporary, there are lot of musicians to cater for, but Dawsons Huddersfield has everything the musician may need, from guitar repairs, to music technology and more.
Guitar Shop Huddersfield
The Huddersfield Guitar Shop is simply the guitar store to visit in Huddersfield. Dawsons are one of the UK’s leading Gibson and Epiphone dealers, and Huddersfield stock an impressive range of products from these brands that illustrates just why that is. The store is also one of the few modern music stores to have an in-store guitar repair service. A comprehensive music technology department caters to the needs of producers, engineers and electronic musicians alike, and the store’s status as a Roland Planet X dealer means that you can be sure that a massive range of Roland products are always available to demo or purchase.
The Best Piano Showroom in Huddersfield
As a Yamaha Homeworld dealer, we have a wide range of Yamaha’s keyboards and digital pianos, alongside traditional pianos. We are also one of the UK's leading suppliers of Roland and Kawai pianos, and as such have a broad selection of stage and digital pianos. This really is the best piano shop in Huddersfield, and possibly the whole of Yorkshire.
As the store is situated in the heart of ‘brass band country’, the store has a great selection of brass, along with woodwind and other orchestral instruments.
All of this would mean nothing, of course, without experienced, knowledgeable staff, and the Huddersfield team are more than equal to this description. With over 100 years of experience in musical instrument retail between them, you can be sure that you’re in safe hands, with a team who pride themselves on the high standard of after sale service they provide.
Being a Musician in Huddersfield
Without a corporate mega-stadium on its doorstep, musicians in Huddersfield get to enjoy music at its most grass-roots level. Of course, Leeds is close enough for those one-off big-name shows but what Huddersfield lacks in big venues, it more than makes up for with a great selection of unique, interesting and exciting small places to play and experience live music.
This eclectic mix is seen in venues like Bates Mill, on Milford Street, which offers regular club nights and has welcomed some of the biggest names in dance music. The two-floored venue is also used regularly by Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (HCMF), which make use of the ample space on offer to perform a variety of genres.
For up and coming musicians eager to test our their tunes on a lively audience, Huddersfield has a wide selection of music pubs and smaller venues. Venues like the Blue Rooms, The Grove, The Junction and the Kings Head all host regular live music sessions and are keen to offer a platform to performers.
Huddersfield is a great place for fans with varied tastes too. The Keys, on Byram Street, is known for its regular jazz bands, with musicians performing on the first Saturday of the month. The Lawrence Batley Theatre (LBT) on Queens Square has also carved itself a niche on the folk scene too, attracting international acts to perform at the venue's Syngenta Cellar.
There's also St Paul's Hall, on Queensgate, which hosts Huddersfield Music Society's monthly shows along with gigs by HCMF and more in the University of Huddersfield's Queesgate campus.
Bands and recording musicians have a choice of well-specced spaces to choose from in Huddersfield; Sasquatch Music, a purpose built space, is decked out with the latest in recording a studio technology, while Vibrations Studios are perfect for fledging musical acts taking their first steps into a recording environment.