Gurdypedia

Documenting the curious world of the hurdy-gurdy.

La Gloire de Mon Pere after a french film, composed and played by Nigel Eaton.

Raine Holtz from Through Waves performing “Hixa Mía”, a traditional Sephardi song on his hurdy-gurdy, made by Mel Dorries.

Lyvet played by Nigel Eaton

Doctor Fegg played by Nigel Eaton - in F.

Nigel Eaton plays Lisa, a 3/8 bourree by Nigel Eaton and Stukka Gruppa by Ian Luff both ex of Blowzabella

Sur la Rance/Honouress, played by Nigel Eaton

On the River, played by Nigel Eaton.

La Furstemberg in one of its many guises. This tune first appears in 1696 called ‘St. Martin’s Lane’ in Playford’s 6th edition of the English Dancing Master. Corrette’s version from 1783 is probably the last of its kind and his book shown here marked the end of printed works for baroque hurdy gurdy.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all hurdy-gurdy players around the world!  May all your dreams come true … and may you achieve the coup gras you always wanted!

Halsway Carol (composed by Nigel Eaton) performed by duo Carlos Quintá on accordian and Óscar Fernández on hurdy-gurdy.

More funky fiddle and hurdy-gurdy goodness from Gregory Jolivet.

A clip of Pep Massana and Ramon Elias’s organistrum in action with an octaved violin.  A free improvisation about Los Set Gotxs of Libre Vermenl at Sant Pau Vell, Montserrat.

Interesting short video on an organistrum by Pep Massana and Ramon Elias.  It shows a new organistrum system can plays 20 strings with 44 notes.

Dante Ferrara plays Purcell Minuets, from ‘Musick’s Hand-maid’ printed in 1689.

The Duellists.  A tune written and played by Nigel Eaton, performed here on a double keyboard Hurdy Gurdy in G by Chris Eaton.