The Parrishes CDs are now available. Catherine and Ted have two CDs of all original material: Live in the Studio Volumes One and Two. Featuring a unique blend of blues, folk, and american traditions. Available at the store.

Showroom news:

Our brand new stage in the back of the store is finished, and it is beautiful. Stay tuned for performances and events.

In-store Museum News: Now on display – Indian stringed instruments courtesy of the estate of Bob Bezin. Stop in to check out and learn about these historical instruments, including a sitar, tanpura, dilruba, veena, sarod, and harmonium.  Our other (permanent) display is of historical Tamburitza instruments made in the US, from the Croatian, Serbian, and Slovenian traditions. We have eight beautiful instruments with identification by name and origin, along with historical albums and a description of the tradition. Stop by anytime.




Please visit our brand new sister store – The Harmony Shop! Now open and sharing space with Jaali’s Dollies at 207.5 S Main in Viroqua. The best in gifts, incense, statuary, sunglasses, yoga supplies, fair trade, and much more.

Registration open for private lessons and our ongoing group classes: Irish Ensemble, Folk Guitar Group, Old Timey Ensemble, Beginning Adult Guitar, and Adult beginning ukulele.

Shop some of our ever changing inventory online:

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Parrish Music Store Hours

Tuesday through Friday
1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


We are Southwestern Wisconsin’s premier folk instrument shop. We carry unusual and hard to find musical instruments from around the world, alongside a wide selection of acoustic and electric guitars, ukuleles, banjos, dobros, mandolins, drums, orchestral instruments, and all the necessary musical accessories.

We both play parlor guitars, and we specialize in small body guitars from a variety of makers, from orchestra and concert models to parlors, mini, and travel guitars.  You’ll love the sweet tone and comfort of these models.

We also carry the Midwest’s best selection of ukuleles, and often have over forty models on the wall.  Ted has played ‘uke for two decades, and brings that experience to our ukulele classes and to help you find the perfect ‘uke.

In Catherine’s ‘flute corner’ you will find new and used concert flutes for sale and available to rent, alongside flutes from Ireland, India, Japan, and South America.  We also carry locally crafted Native American Flutes from two different makers.

We offer lessons on guitar, ukulele, banjo, bass, flute, and voice,  and have a great rental program.  We accept trades and consignments, and buy and sell used instruments.

Have fun exploring our site and be sure to stop in our store and say “hello”.

Ted & Catherine Parrish