Documenting the curious world of the hurdy-gurdy.

British Pathé: hurdy-gurdy footage from the 1950’s

Charming 1953 news footage of the International Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales, featuring footage of a number of French hurdy-gurdy players accompanying dancers (about 1 minute into the clip).  See here.

And more footage, this one from French Week in Jersey - the “hokey kokey of its period”.  See here.

and footage from the Paris Exhibition of 1937, including hurdy-gurdy and dancers.  See here.