Gurdypedia

Documenting the curious world of the hurdy-gurdy.

Season: Mark Hoogslag and Maressa McConkey

Gurdypedia has been nice enough to highlight my hurdy-building struggle at:     http://www.gurdypedia.com/post/20510573554/building-a-hurdy-gurdy-a-medieval-synthesizer

….as recorded on Flickr. Since then, I have used my hurdy as a bass drone instrument, using a cello string on it. One of this year’s songs is shown here. It featues Maressa from England, me, Mark Hoogslag, from Holland, my hurdy which I built in Poland, and we wrote and recorded the song in my present home town of Regensburg, Bavaria.

Siorat Alto Classic for Sale. Description, pictures and video are here http://hurdygurdy.ucoz.com/. 
The price is 4950 euro.
 
SOLD!!
Siorat Alto Classic for Sale. Description, pictures and video are here http://hurdygurdy.ucoz.com/.
The price is 4950 euro.
 
SOLD!!

Cliff Stapleton and Mike Smith playing ‘INDIGO’. One of Cliff’s tunes.

Cliff Stapleton and Mike Smith playing ‘KICKSY-WICKSY’. One of Cliff’s tunes.

Cliff Stapleton and Mike Smith playing ‘THE MONEY TREE’ written by Cliff.

Last Chance Bourree by Michel Piton, played by Nigel Eaton on a Chris Eaton D hurdy-gurdy.

Older Blowzabella bourrees with Nigel Eaton.

Older Blozabella polkas with Nigel Eaton.

Loreena McKennit’s Mummers Dance featuring Nigel Eaton on hurdy-gurdy in the recording and hidden under the costume in the video.

Monster Cafe 1 and The Chimney composed and played by Nigel Eaton.

Spaghetti Panic (composed by Andy Cutting) and played by Nigel Eaton.   Nigel says, “The A music is 7/8 time and the b is a mix of 7/8 and 8/8, it’s coup de quatre all the way with the bar emphasis moving backwards through all positions in the 4, count 7 playing coup de 4, bar 1 starts on 1, bar 2 starts on 4, bar 3 starts on 3 and bar 4 starts on 2 etc, then the pattern repeats.”

Famous Wolf, bourree in 2/4 time.  Nigel Eaton.