Gurdypedia

Documenting the curious world of the hurdy-gurdy.

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

Hurdy-gurdy gets modern…

Part 5 of a series demonstrating a unique hurdy gurdy, the “Aachen”, and explaining its properties. This instrument has been developed and made according as a medieval type hurdy gurdy by Chris Allen and Sabina Kormylo.  This part focuses on the repetoir, range and available accidentals.

Part 4 of a series demonstrating this unique hurdy gurdy, the “Aachen”, and explaining its properties. This part looks at the string layout for modal music.  This instrument has been developed and made as a medieval type hurdy gurdy by Chris Allen and Sabina Kormylo.  

Part 3 of a series demonstrating a unique hurdy gurdy, the “Aachen”, and explaining its properties. This instrument has been developed and made in the style of a medieval type hurdy gurdy by Chris Allen and Sabina Kormylo.

Part 1 of a series demonstrating a unique hurdy gurdy, the “Aachen”, and explaining its properties. This instrument has been developed and made in a medieval style by Chris Allen and Sabina Kormylo.

Nigel Eaton plays “Swan at Upton”.  Great tune.  Great pub.  Great news that it’s on a forthcoming album - “Eminent Victorians”.

Gilles Chabenat solo at Zona da Zanfona 2012, VIII international hurdy-gurdy meeting organized by aCentral Folque in Rianxo, Galiza.  Gilles plays solo with effect pedals and loop station his own composition “Carmin” and a traditional mazurka “L’enternaire” for a Tour à tour concert on 20th April 2012.

Documentary piece on Donald Heller - the hurdy-gurdy man of Boston.

First movement of “Le Printems” (sic)
Tobie Miller (baroque hurdy-gurdy) and Ensemble Ysis 


Excerpt from “Le Printems ou Les Saisons Amusantes” (1739)
Nicolas Chedeville (1705-1782) / Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Marcello Bono plays adagio from “la Simianne” by Delavigne.  OTW Festival, Fort Flagler WA - 1997.

Sonata “la d’Acut” (Philibert Deleavigne, 1700-1750)
Marcello Bono

Marcello Bono plays Sonata la d’Acut at the Over the Water Festival in 1997.  Wonderful baroque playing.

Interview with French hurdy-gurdy player, Alexis Vacher for French channel BIP TV.  From the Printemps de Bourges festival, April 2012.

Patrick Bouffard and Gilles Chabenat play “Vouvray” for Zona da Zanfona, an International hurdy-gurdy festival in Rianxo, Spain.  Friday 20th of April 2012

Halsway Schottische
Nigel Eaton

A full-featured version of Eaton’s schottische featuring him on hurdy-gurdy alongside a church organ.