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Documenting the curious world of the hurdy-gurdy.
Another view of the Large Guitar Gurdy

Another view of the Large Guitar Gurdy

FOR SALE…….A LARGE GUITAR GURDY TUNED IN C/G …(Made by Claire Dugué). Capo on trompette.  Pick-ups with volume and eq controls. PRICE … £3400.SOLD

FOR SALE…….A LARGE GUITAR GURDY TUNED IN C/G …(Made by Claire Dugué). Capo on trompette.  Pick-ups with volume and eq controls. PRICE … £3400.

SOLD

Hurdy-gurdy gets modern…

Part 5 of a series demonstrating a unique hurdy gurdy, the “Aachen”, and explaining its properties. This instrument has been developed and made according as a medieval type hurdy gurdy by Chris Allen and Sabina Kormylo.  This part focuses on the repetoir, range and available accidentals.

Part 4 of a series demonstrating this unique hurdy gurdy, the “Aachen”, and explaining its properties. This part looks at the string layout for modal music.  This instrument has been developed and made as a medieval type hurdy gurdy by Chris Allen and Sabina Kormylo.  

Part 3 of a series demonstrating a unique hurdy gurdy, the “Aachen”, and explaining its properties. This instrument has been developed and made in the style of a medieval type hurdy gurdy by Chris Allen and Sabina Kormylo.

Part 1 of a series demonstrating a unique hurdy gurdy, the “Aachen”, and explaining its properties. This instrument has been developed and made in a medieval style by Chris Allen and Sabina Kormylo.

Nigel Eaton plays “Swan at Upton”.  Great tune.  Great pub.  Great news that it’s on a forthcoming album - “Eminent Victorians”.

Gilles Chabenat solo at Zona da Zanfona 2012, VIII international hurdy-gurdy meeting organized by aCentral Folque in Rianxo, Galiza.  Gilles plays solo with effect pedals and loop station his own composition “Carmin” and a traditional mazurka “L’enternaire” for a Tour à tour concert on 20th April 2012.

Old hurdy-gurdy on ebay

The seller says,

We have had this Hurdy Gurdy in a cupboard gathering dust for 20 years. We are having a clear out and decided to offer it and see if anyone is interested in acquiring it. It looks nice, but doesn’t work, and is in need of total restoration, if indeed it is restorable. “Ludovicus Guersan propè Comoediam Gallicam Lutetiae Anno 1761” Ludovicus Guersan was a musical instrument maker from Paris whose instruments are now quite valuable. Anyway, it is broken, but looks nice.  If anyone likes the look of it, happy bidding.

Item is here.

Documentary piece on Donald Heller - the hurdy-gurdy man of Boston.

First movement of “Le Printems” (sic)
Tobie Miller (baroque hurdy-gurdy) and Ensemble Ysis 


Excerpt from “Le Printems ou Les Saisons Amusantes” (1739)
Nicolas Chedeville (1705-1782) / Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)