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 Classic Bill Spence Hammered Dulcimer Recordings

In 1973 The Hammered Dulcimer with Bill and Fennig's All-Star String Band was recorded in the Spence family's living room on a 2-track machine. Home-recorded, with liner notes written by Bill, this first recording has sold over 60,000 copies.

The Hammered Dulcimer marked the beginning of Front Hall Records, which, during it’s 20-plus year existence recorded many popular folk artists, including Bill Spence, Michael Cooney, Alistair Anderson, Louis Killen, John McCutcheon, John Roberts and Tony Barrand, Rick Lee, Lorraine Lee Hammond, and Walt Michael and Company.

For over 30 years ANDY'S FRONT HALL has been a mail-order source of selected recordings, books, instruments and accessories. We're located near Albany, New York in a scenic, rural setting at the crossroads between New York City, Boston, Buffalo, and Montreal.


Free Reed Records & Music Box Sets
Dave Swarbrick, Martin Carthy, Fairport Convention, Ashley Hutchings, Steve Tilston, & The Transports

A Choice Selection of Friend’s Recordings
Michael Cooney, John Roberts & Tony Barrand,
 George Wilson, Nowell Sing We Clear, Lorraine Lee



  Danforth Bones and Wooden Spoons
  Hammered Dulcimers & Accessories
  Front Hall Cassettes - $1 ea. while they last!
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