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.
Nigel Eaton plays “Goldcrest” at the Great Hurdy-Gurdy Weekend, Halsway Manor, UK. 10-12 February 2012.
Our last reminder about the Bloomington, IN hurdy gurdy workshop in April 20-22nd, with Robert Green, Juan Wijngaard and Tom Lozano.
The deadline for subscription is April 9th, 2012.
Gros plan sur un des sept arts libéraux de ce manuscrit: la musique …
Septem Artem Liberales - Hortus Deliciarum - Herrade de Landsberg
Harpe, Lira, Organistrum
Manuscrit réalisé entre 1159 et 1175 - Détruit en 1870.
Enter the Ukuwheele
Bored of your hurdy-gurdy? Try the latest in musical instruments - the Ukuwheele - a surprisingly pleasant sounding ukulele, modified with a wheel and manivelle.
Festival of traditional musics and folk dances, 13-15 July 2012
La Châtre, France
Over the Water Hurdy-gurdy festival is an annual week-long gathering of hurdy-gurdy players in September of each year in Washington state. As well as offering a fantastic event, they also publish the music for a standard set of bourrees, schottisches, valses and other tunes used as the basis for their jam sessions. You can download PDF or ABC versions of the tunes here.
A great collection of folk and traditional tunes from the UK and Europe. His collections include:
- Traditional tunes from Ireland, England, Scotland, Scandanavia, France and further afield
- S.E. European tunes
- N.W. England tunes
- Collections from old books and manuscripts, including:
- Aird’s Airs
- The Winder manuscripts
- Goulding and d’Almaine’s 24 Country Dances for 1826
- William Marshall’s Scottish melodies
- John of the Greeny Cheshire Way
- Fiddler of Helperby
- Ukrainian tunes
- Medieval tunes
Check out the site here.
UK hurdy-gurdy luthier, Chris Allen, hosts a couple of collections of tunes for the hurdy-gurdy on his website here. These include 50 tunes collected by Graham Whyte (aka Jamie Hammond) and a collection of Ukraine and Lemko tunes for hurdy-gurdy from the Werner Icking Music archive.
Richard Haynes Music Services are offering a series of 18th Century pieces for hurdy-gurdy that Richard has transcribed from original scores written on the French violin clef. He makes a nominal charge for the music, which is available for download from his website here. Pieces include:
- Baton op.3, Duet Sonata #5
- Baton op.3, Duet Sonata #6
- N.Chedeville, 6 Selected Pieces in C from Op.10
Barnaby Walters is hosting a sheet music database dedicated to the hurdy-gurdy. To find a tune, use the Search function (and if you don’t enter any particular search string it will return all the tunes in the database). Tunes are returned in abc notation (described in my previous posting) so you’ll need to use an application to render them as a score.