Canadian musician Loreena McKennitt performs Marco Polo, featuring Nigel Eaton on hurdy-gurdy.
Interesting performance by Pep Massana and Carles Viarnes of an organistrum and octaved violin. Piece is a free improvisation about Los Set Gotxs of Libre Vermell, at Sant Pau Vell, Montserrat.
The organistrum is polyphonic and fully chromatic and based on Leonardo Da Vinci’s sketch, built by Ramon Elias in Altet, a small village neat Tarrega. More details on the instrument itself in this YouTube clip.
The Mummers Dance
Canadian singer Loreena McKennitt performs “The Mummers Dance” live, featuring Nigel Eaton on hurdy-gurdy.
Loreena McKennitt performs Caravanserai from the DVD “Nights from the Alhambra” (2007) and the album “An Ancient Muse” (2006). Featuring Nigel Eaton on hurdy-gurdy.
Renowned Canadian singer Loreena McKennitt performs Santiago, featuring Nigel Eaton on hurdy-gurdy.
The Quarter Brawles
Luthier Neil Brook plays the Quarter Brawles, popular in England as early as 1565, and demonstrates his “St Thomas Altar” hurdy-gurdy.
A 2/2 time Breton Andro style schottische written & played by Nigel Eaton in G on a Chris Eaton double keyboard Hurdy-Gurdy.
A 2/2 time tune in d on a Chris Eaton gurdy (g melody), written & played by Nigel Eaton.
Halsway Schottische aka Halsway Carol.
Cracking tune composed by Nigel Eaton and played on a newly-restored Pajot hurdy-gurdy.
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.
Gregory Jolivet playing Earth. Fantastic.
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.