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The Kitchen Musician has not personally visited all of the stores, sources and people in this list, and, while we try to keep the list and the links up to date, we can't guarantee it. Also, we have not tried all the products from all the places listed; you will have to do that yourself.

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Cathy Barton and Dave Para
PO Box 33 624 Sixth St
Boonville MO 65233
660-882-7821 - CDs and tapes by Missouri dulcimist/musician duo, including albums of songs from the Civil war west of the Mississippi.

Down Home Musical
325 Arapaho Lane
Cape Girardeau MO 63701
573/335-2598 - Handcrafted bowed psalteries, harps, dulcimers and lyres. Richard & Patricia Krueger specialize in "stringed instruments of the Bible", and their bowed psalteries are works of art.

The Connells
Christina and Dennis Connell
7674 County Road 118
Carthage, MO 64836 - Dulcimer music and dulcimer hammers from Christina and Dennis Connell

1129 Root River Street
Chatfield MN 55923
507/867-3776 or 800-419-9802 - Chuck Whitcomb, a builder since the '70's, has Hammered dulcimers, hammered dulcimer kits, dulcimer stands and stand kits, books, hammers and other dulcimer accessories.

Ed Hale's Dulcimer Shop
3015 West 58th Street.....................404 North Cedar Street
North Little Rock AR 72218 ..........Little Rock AR 72205
501/758-5145 - Handrafted hammered dulcimers, books, lessons and performances by Ed Hale

Homestead Pickin' Parlor
6625 Penn Avenue South
Richfield MN 55423
612/861-3308 Instruments, recordings, books

Hobgoblin Music
 920 State Hwy 19
Red Wing MN 55066 - Major well equipped folk music store with a wide variety of instrumentsnd books.
Hobgoblin's US Order Site at Stoneyend and Here, Inc.

Mike Huddleson
6622 W. 35th St.
Wichita KS 67215
316/524-0997 - Custom built string instruments, including hammered dulcimers

Esther Kreek
Serene Sounds
1156 West 103rd, Dept. 206
Kansas City MO 64114
816/942-6233 Hammered dulcimer recordings by Esther Kreek, and info on the Heartland Dulcimer Camp

McSpadden Instruments
PO Box 1230
Mountain View, ARK 72560
870/269-4313 Fax: 870/269-5283 - Well known for the McSpadden mountain dulcimers, there are also hammered dulcimers available.

Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Pacific MO (and via most music stores)
Order number 1-800-8-MEL-BAY (800-863-5229) Massive publisher of music books, Hammered dulcimer books by Maddy MacNeil, Maggie Sansone, Phil Mason, Carrie Crompton, Karen Ashbrook and Carole Koenig. The WWW link is to the dulcimer page.

Mountain Music Shoppe
12710 Shawnee Mission Parkway 
Shawnee, KS 66203
913/962-9711 - Jim Curley carries Hudson Hammered Dulcimers, McSpadden Mountain Dulcimers as well as other old - time instruments, kits, books, tapes, video's, etc., and he has expanded. The website has lots of information on music in the greater Kansas City area and other neat stuff.

Music Folk Inc.
8015 Big Bend Blvd
St. Louis MO 63119
(314)961-2838 - Hammered dulcimers by Mike Allen, Dusty Strings, MasterWorks, R. L. Tack, Lost Valley, Grassroots, James Jones, Dusty Strings, Chris Foss, Hudson. Not just dulcimers. Many other intruments (guitars, mandolins, folk flutes, etc.) as well.

Musicmaker's Kits Inc.
P.O. Box 2117
Stillwater MN 55082
Musicmaker's have a neat web site with photos of their kit instruments, enough to make a whole band. They also sell accessories and supplies, including wire. I play dulcimers; I don't build them, but if you are into building instruments, or just thinking about it, definitely check them out.

Music Outfitters
134 N. 1st. Ave. E.
Ely, MN 55731
(651)365-2889 fax (218)365-3423 - Web store and "real" store with a large variety of music instruments, including hammered dulcimers and santoors in the "ethnic Instrument" section. Email

Mustard Seed
46 Spring Street
Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632
501/253 7484 - Dick & Reeda Rush's store has both hammered and mountain dulcimers. And Eureka Springs is a fun place to visit in the Arkansas Ozarks.

Songbird Dulcimers
Chris Foss
P.O. Box 219
Summersville, MO 65571
417-932-5140 - Chris Foss makes hammered dulcimers, including a very nice inexpensive beginner instrument

Stoney End Music Co.
920 State Highway 19
Red Wing MN 55066
Phone 877 866 3936 & Fax 651923 5333 Mainly mountain dulcimers and harps, but also carries Dusty strings, Hudson and Grassroots hammered dulcimers....and lots of music books. Stoney End's website has a lengthy book catalog, and the US mailorder site for Hobgoblin Music and now for Note-Ably Yours.

String Fever
1028 Ha Ha Tonka
Camdenton MO 65020
573/346 4652 - Stringed instrument music shop in the Lake of the Ozarks region of Missouri.

Rick Thum
36 Villawood Lane
St. Louis MO 63119
314/968-1195 - Recordings and accessories - Rick also performs on HD and is now selling a line of dulcimers

Unicorn Strings Music Company
P.O. Box 26066
St. Louis Park MN 55426
1-800-203-5921 In MN: 612-866-3854 -- Fax:612-866-4235 - Primarily an internet music store, Unicorn features bowed psalteries and hammered dulcimers, including a low priced 13/12 "Meadowlark" model.

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