Gurdypedia

Documenting the curious world of the hurdy-gurdy.

Sonata “la d’Acut” (Philibert Deleavigne, 1700-1750)
Marcello Bono

Marcello Bono plays Sonata la d’Acut at the Over the Water Festival in 1997.  Wonderful baroque playing.

Interview with French hurdy-gurdy player, Alexis Vacher for French channel BIP TV.  From the Printemps de Bourges festival, April 2012.

Patrick Bouffard and Gilles Chabenat play “Vouvray” for Zona da Zanfona, an International hurdy-gurdy festival in Rianxo, Spain.  Friday 20th of April 2012

Halsway Schottische
Nigel Eaton

A full-featured version of Eaton’s schottische featuring him on hurdy-gurdy alongside a church organ.

Jasmine Sweet
Whirling Pope Joan

From the album Spin by Whirling Pope Joan - the duo with Nigel Eaton and Julie Murphy.

Ffarwel I Aberystwyth/Cote Pile
Whirling Pope Joan

From the album Spin by Whirling Pope Joan - the duo with Nigel Eaton and Julie Murphy. 

Vintage Nigel Eaton interview on ‘Take It To The Bridge’ on VH-1, from 1995, talking about the Page Plant tour, and performing ‘Laride’.

Ffoles Llantrisant
Whirling Pope Joan

From the album Spin by Whirling Pope Joan - the duo with Nigel Eaton and Julie Murphy.

Captains Courageous
Whirling Pope Joan

Another great track from the album Spin by Whirling Pope Joan - the duo with Nigel Eaton and Julie Murphy.

Donna Lombarda
Whirling Pope Joan

From the album Spin by Whirling Pope Joan - the duo with Nigel Eaton and Julie Murphy.

Puit d’Amour/Tiennet
Whirling Pope Joan

Great track from the album Spin by Whirling Pope Joan - the duo with Nigel Eaton and Julie Murphy.

Nice photo-diary of the making of a hurdy-gurdy for a school project, with the music of the finished instrument playing in the background.  Very impressive.

Polska efter Omas Ludvig Larson
Oscar Fernández 

One for the diary - Halsway Manor hurdy-gurdy weekend, 8-10 Feb 2013

Advanced warning of the Halsway Manor Hurdy-Gurdy Weekend to be held at Halsway Manor, near Crowcombe in Somerset, from Friday 8th February to Sunday 10th February 2013.  Teachers already booked include Gregory Jolivet, Steve Tyler and Claire Dugue.  This runs in parallel with the John Swayne Bagpipe Workshop Weekend and features a Hurdy-Gurdy and Bagpipe Concert on the Saturday evening with Gregory Jolivet, Steve Tyler, Katy Marchant and Jon Swayne.

More here.

English and French folk music - online sheet music

Nice blog here, capturing hundreds of traditional and contemporary English and French tunes, categorized by type and also by artist.  Nice collection and worth a look.  The author writes:

Over the past few years, I have collected many tunes, mostly English and French, from a number of wonderful players. This website is a constantly evolving 21st century manuscript in the spirit of the great tune books of the past. If you happen to know the composer of a specific tune, please let me know, so that they can be credited. In the event of anyone being unhappy about their own music being shared in this way, I will, of course, remove relevant items. I hope you enjoy playing them!