Retail Stores
Music, Traditional Arts

Adirondack Strings
Contact: Sam
1316 Central Ave.
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 458-7717


Featuring stringed instruments -fiddles, guitars, basses and more; public address systems; lessons in stringed instruments.

Andy's Front Hall
(Online Store only)
424 Wormer Rd., Voorheesville, NY 12186
Phone: (518) 765-4248


Andy's Front Hall (Front Hall Enterprises, Inc.) has been a retail store with mail order service that specialized in folk and traditional music. Though no longer a full service mail order business, many recordings, books, instruments and videos are still available through their Online Store. Browse their website for current stock.

Cathedral Music
Contact: Klem Mazurowski
1813 5th Avenue
Troy, NY 12180
Phone: (518) 273-5138 Toll Free: (888) 518-5138
Hours: Mon-Thurs 10-6; Fri 10-8; Sat 10-4 (July & August-Closed Monday)

Cathedral Music is the home of the worlds finest acoustic guitars.

Celtic Treasures
Contact: Paul O'Donnell
456 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: 1-800-583-9452


Largest selection of Celtic Music on CD and cassettes in the Northeast - over 2000 titles from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England and North America, too!

Gallery of New York Traditions
Contact: Ellen McHale, Exec. Director
133 Jay St.
Schenectady, NY 12301
Phone: (518) 346-7008
Fax: (518) 346-6617

On-line Catalog Shopping:

Operated by the New York Folklore Society, Gallery of New York Traditions is a consignment folk art gallery that provides a venue for artists from across New York State to sell their work. Along with selling affordable traditional art, the gallery also provides educational material about the artists and their artistic traditions, which serve to enlighten the public about various cultural communities around New York State. Located in an airy and light-filled storefront on historic Jay Street in Schenectady, we offer a wide variety of woodcarving, quilts, decoys, Iroquois handicrafts, handwoven baskets, historic tinware, Amish furniture and quilted wallhangings, and books and CDs of regional significance among many other items related to New York State. The Gallery is now also on-line -- you can shop and purchase these items on-line at our website.

Hauley Music Store
Contact: Ray Hauley
89 Berkshire Drive
Valatie, NY 12184
Phone: (518) 784-3748

Reproductions of 18th & 19th century musical items i.e. fifes, drums, recorders, folk instruments, copies of many 18th & 19th c. music books & manuscripts, plus CDs, tapes, & more.

JP's Music Emporium
81 Main Street
Greenwich, NY
Phone: (518) 692-2519

JP's Music Emporium is dedicated to serving all musicians, whether you are a beginner or a full time musician that plays every night of the week.

Contact: Robert Caldwell
17 N 4th St
Hudson, NY 12534
Phone: (518) 828-1045

An all purpose music store featuring dulcimers, recorders, fiddles, guitars, mandolins, banjos, hand drums, hard to find sheet music, gifts and ethnic instruments, music for children, instruction, rentals and repairs.

Old Songs, Inc. - Strings & More
37 S Main St.
PO Box 466
Voorheesville, NY 12186
Phone: 518-765-2815


Selling basic items for musicians: Strings for guitar, banjo, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, mandola and bouzouki, Plus pennywhistles, harmonicas, picks, straps, rhythm bones, capos, tune books and more.

Parkway Music
1602 Route 9
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Phone: 518-383-0300


Voted Best Musical Instrument Store for five years running in Metroland Magazine's Best Of The Capital Region.
Store Hours: Mon-Fri: 10-7 Sat: 10-6 Sun: 12-5

Saratoga Guitar
8 Caroline St.
Saratoga Springs, NY
Phone: (518) 581-1604

At Saratoga Guitar we work very hard at serving the beginning musical student as well as the professional. We take pride in supporting our local/regional independent recording artists by offering their tapes and CD's for sale. Some guitar lessons are taught on premises and we offer referrals as well. Saratoga Guitar is the home of the "Capital Region Guitar Show" held Easter Weekend each year.

Segel Violins, Bows & Accessories
ontact: Deborah Segel
44  3rd Street
Troy, NY  12180
Phone: (518) 266-9732


Offering high quality new and used violins, violas, cellos & bows.  Providing professional repairs and maintenance at an affordable price to all players, from novice student to professional musician. Bow rehairing done in shop.  Full selection of cases, bows, strings, rosins, etc.  Selected gifts for the musician. Conveniently located in historic downtown Troy on 3rd Street in the block between Broadway & State.