Gurdypedia

Documenting the curious world of the hurdy-gurdy.

Directory

Luthiers

Australia

  • Tim Guster.  Website here.
  • Harry Wass.  Website here.

Austria

  • Nupi Jenner.  Website here.
  • Alexander Seidler.  Website here.
  • Wolfgang Weichselbaumer.  Website here.
  • Stefan Weiß.  Website here.

Belgium

  • Danny van den Herrewegen.  Tel. 055 427283
  • Marc Reymen.  Tel 0329 0849.  Email here.
  • Jaak de Vuyst.  Tel. 054 568039.  Email here.
  • Peter van Wonterghem.  Tel. 09 374 0837.  Email here.

Estonia

  • Toomas Marga.  Website here.

Finland

  • Billy Horne.  Website here.

France

  • Jean-Paul Dinota.  Website here.
  • Claude Emmanuel et Jean-Claude Boudet.  Website here.
  • Dominique Engles.  Website here.
  • Bernard Kerboeuf.  Website here.
  • Philippe Mousnier.  Website here.
  • Henri Renard.  Website here
  • Denis Siorat.  Website here

Germany

  • Helmut Gotschy.  Website here. (Workshop recently taken over by Alexandra Betz)
  • Sebastian Hilsman.  Website here.
  • MAGUS.  Website here.
  • Helmut Moßmann.  Website here.
  • Kurt Reichmann.  Website here.
  • Karl Riedel.  Website here.
  • Helmut Seibert.  Website here.
  • Wilfried Ulrich. Website here.
  • Wolfgang Weichselbaumer.  Website here.

Hungary

  • Nagy Balázs.  Website here.
  • Béla Szerényi. Website here.

Italy

  • Paolo Coriani.  Website here.

The Netherlands

  • Wim Clarijs.  Website here.
  • Frits van het Hoofd.  Tel. +31 (0)487 501730
  • Jaap Mulder.  Website here.

Poland

  • Stanislaw Nogaj.  Website here.

Russia

  • Alexander Zhukovski.  Website here.

Slovakia

  • Tibor Koblicek.  Website here.

Spain

  • Ramon Elias.  Website here.
  • Sedo Garcia.  Website here.
  • Jesús Reolid.  Website here.

Sweden

  • Leif Eriksson.  Website here.

United Kingdom

  • Chris Allen.  Website here.
  • Neil Brook. Website here.
  • Claire Dugue.  Website here.
  • Chris Eaton.  Website here.
  • Mike Gilpin.  Website here.
  • Owen Morse-Brown. Website here.
  • Nicholas Nourse.  Website here.

United States

  • Altarwind Music.  Website here.
  • Alden and Cali Hackmann.  Website here.
  • Hurdy Gurdy Crafters.  Website here.
  • Kelischek Workshop.  Website here.
  • Matthew Szostak.  Website here.  (No longer taking orders)


Stores

  • NetinstrumentsOnline store for buying and selling instruments.  Hurdy-gurdy page here.
  • The Early Music Shop.  British-based store claiming to be the world’s largest source of early and historical musical instruments (including hurdy-gurdies).  It is recommended that you should try-before-you-buy, as EMS are not gurdy specialists.  Online here.
  • Hobgoblin.  Well-known music store specialising in folk instruments and accessories (but not hurdy gurdies).  Both UK and USA based.  Online here.
  • Ebay.  Needs no introduction.  Caveat emptor.  Hurdy-gurdy pages here: USA, UK, NL, BE, FR, DE
  • Olympic Musical Instruments.  Online store of luthiers Alden and Cali Hackmann.  As well as the instruments themselves, includes accessories and a range of useful advice in their FAQ page.  Online here.
  • Renaissance Workshop Company.  Online store selling a variety of renaissance musical instruments including a kit or assembled Henry III style hurdy-gurdy.  Online here.
  • Bernd Kürschner.  Strings for hurdy-gurdy.  Online here.
  • Texere Yarns.  Supplier of cotton suitable for the hurdy-gurdy.  You can order online from their website here.  World-wide shipping.


Teachers

Austria

  • Simon Wascher. Website here.

France

  • Gilles Chabenat.  Website here.
  • Valentin Clastrier.  Website here.

Germany

  • Lizzie Blau.  Website here.
  • Riccardo Delfino.  Website here.

Spain

  • Marc Egea.  Website here.
  • Abel Garcia.  Website here.

The Netherlands

  • Stichting draailier & doedelzak.  Organises regular group courses.  Website here.
  • Virtuosi School of Music.  Den Haag.  Website here.

United Kingdom

  • Chris Allen. Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.  Website here.
  • Neil Brook.  Preston, Lancs.  Website here.
  • Mike Eaton.  Somerset.  Contact via UK hurdy-gurdy forum here.
  • Dante Ferrara.  Lincoln.  Website here.
  • Mike Gilpin.  Cambridgeshire.  Website here.
  • Richard Haynes.  Yorkshire.  Website here. 
  • Cecilia Kovacs.  Midlands.  Website here.
  • Jon Loomes.  Halifax.  Website here.
  • Phil Martin. Kent.  Website here.
  • Clare Salaman.  London.  Website here.
  • Steve Tyler.  Website here.


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