Gurdypedia

Documenting the curious world of the hurdy-gurdy.

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.

Jasmine Sweet
Whirling Pope Joan

From the album Spin by Whirling Pope Joan - the duo with Nigel Eaton and Julie Murphy.

Ffarwel I Aberystwyth/Cote Pile
Whirling Pope Joan

From the album Spin by Whirling Pope Joan - the duo with Nigel Eaton and Julie Murphy. 

Vintage Nigel Eaton interview on ‘Take It To The Bridge’ on VH-1, from 1995, talking about the Page Plant tour, and performing ‘Laride’.

Ffoles Llantrisant
Whirling Pope Joan

From the album Spin by Whirling Pope Joan - the duo with Nigel Eaton and Julie Murphy.

Captains Courageous
Whirling Pope Joan

Another great track from the album Spin by Whirling Pope Joan - the duo with Nigel Eaton and Julie Murphy.

Donna Lombarda
Whirling Pope Joan

From the album Spin by Whirling Pope Joan - the duo with Nigel Eaton and Julie Murphy.

Puit d’Amour/Tiennet
Whirling Pope Joan

Great track from the album Spin by Whirling Pope Joan - the duo with Nigel Eaton and Julie Murphy.

Nice photo-diary of the making of a hurdy-gurdy for a school project, with the music of the finished instrument playing in the background.  Very impressive.

Polska efter Omas Ludvig Larson
Oscar Fernández 

The Maker of Things (Mazurka, Andy Letcher) and Fingles (Polka, Cliff Stapleton) performed by Letcher and Stapleton at the Bagpipe Society Blowout concert in 2009.

Video of Nigel Eaton’s hurdy-gurdy solo followed by Gallow’s Pole, with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Philadelphia.  24 October 1995.

Robert Mandel and the Mandel Quartet play Tylman Susato's Danserye, 1551 Antwerp.

A more recent video of Robert Mandel and the Mandel Quartet performing a number of French renaissance dances by Claude Gervaise (c.1550) on the hurdy-gurdy and other period instruments.