Documenting the curious world of the hurdy-gurdy.

Page & Plant - Hurdy-gurdy Solo - LIve ‘95 Milwaukee
Nigel Eaton

Nigel Eaton plays hurdy-gurdy live at Bradley Arena, Milwaukee, USA. 

Page & Plant - Hurdy-gurdy Solo - Live ‘95 Albuquerque
Nigel Eaton

Nigel Eaton plays hurdy-gurdy at Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM. 

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Annie Lennox

Featuring a hurdy-gurdy. 

Misty Morning Albert Bridge
The Pogues

Featuring a hurdy-gurdy. 

World’s biggest hurdy-gurdy in action.
Rhode Island-based composer Steve Jobe accompanies harmonica virtuoso Chris Turner with the Bosch Hurdy Gurdy. They are rehearsing towards a production, Music for Three Hurdy-Gurdies that will be performed in Providence in October 2007.

Caroline Phillips: Hurdy-gurdy for beginners

TED Talks

Caroline Phillips cranks out tunes on a seldom-heard folk instrument: the hurdy-gurdy, a.k.a. the wheel fiddle. A searching, Basque melody follows her fun lesson on its unique anatomy and 1,000-year history.

Californian-born, French-resident entrepreneur and musician Caroline Phillips is one half of Basque music duo Bidaia, alongside Mixel Ducau. Her searching, Moroccan- and East Indian-inflected vocals are accompanied by the distinctive, folky sounds of the hurdy-gurdy, an unfamiliar and unusual string instrument operated with a crank-turned wheel.

Throughout her years as a professional musician, Phillips has regularly performed in jazz clubs and toured with her one-woman show in the Caribbean and North Africa.

YouTube upload from Matthias Loibner:

"Mooreiche", a solo piece for hurdy-gurdy played in the inspiring but coooold church in Litomerice. thanks Daniel and thanks to Andere Seite Studio for filming.


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