Documenting the curious world of the hurdy-gurdy.

Halsway Schottische aka Halsway Carol.
Nigel Eaton.

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.

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.

Nigel Eaton plays “Goldcrest” at the Great Hurdy-Gurdy Weekend, Halsway Manor, UK.  10-12 February 2012.

Flamenco - with the hurdy-gurdy or zanfona (played by Abel Garcia)


From the Eluveitie album “Evocation 1-The Arcane Dominion” 

Inis Mona

The inimitable Eluveitie featuring hurdy-gurdy. 

Heroes (David Bowie)
Arcade Fire

Cover of Bowie’s Heroes, featuring hurdy-gurdy. 

Ritchie Blackmore play hurdy-gurdy in The Clock Ticks On.