The Dutch hurdy-gurdy and bagpipe foundation (Stichting Draailier en Doedelzak) have arranged a workshop for hurdy-gurdy and bagpipe players of every standard this coming weekend, 21-22 April. More details here.
Now an unmissable event in Burgundy, the Fête de la vielle has gradually made a name for itself among the biggest traditional music and dance festivals in France. For 4 days, Anost vibrates to the sound of bagpipes, violins, diatonic accordions and the hurdy-gurdy. The programme features different concerts and improvised jam sessions in the village’s bars and restaurants. Each year, 20 000 people come to Anost in Burgundy to experience this friendly festival. More here.
Electrorotation. La Cabale and Fabuliste. Stephane Durand. 17 April 2010. Teatro Subasio, Spello.
Dare to Hurdy-Gurdy. Caroline Phillips talks at TEDxTransmedia about the hurdy-gurdy, ending with the performance of two Basque songs.
Hurdy-gurdy hospital. Caroline Phillips, Bidaia's resident singer and hurdy-gurdy player goes to her Luthier's house in Perigord (vert) to get her Hurdy fixed.
Gregory Jolivet playing Earth. Fantastic.
It had to happen. Play the hurdy-gurdy on your iPhone. There’s an app for that…
Website of “the Hurdy-Gurdy Band” - a hurdy-gurdy duo. Features a lot of nice historical images of the hurdy-gurdy - but beware the homepage of the site launches into some unrequested hurdy-gurdy playing, so you may want to turn the volume down on your computer!
Gregory Jolivet plays Sunshine from the album “il et encore temps" by La Machine.
Another recording of Gregory Jolivet playing Scottisch Urbaine. Fine example of contemporary hurdy-gurdy playing.
Gregory Jolivet plays “Scottisch Urbaine” in front of Msr. Mousnier’s stall at Chateaux d’Ars in 2009.
Patrick Bouffard, Nigel Eaton and Paul James playing three time bourrées. At the Great Hurdy-Gurdy Weekend at Halsway Manor, UK, 10-12 February 2012.
Nigel Eaton and Cliff Stapleton playing a tune by Cliff called “Kicksy-Wicksy” at the Halsway Manor Hurdy-Gurdy Weekend, 10-12 February 2012.