A video review by WaterpigMaster of the Symphonie hurdy-gurdy by Chris Allen in the UK. This is a box-shaped mediaeval hurdy-gurdy in G/C tuning. The standard model has two chanterelles, trompette and one drone. It is fully chromatic over two octaves and available with capos to allow playing in different keys.
Anna Murphy, hurdy-gurdy player for the Swiss folk/pagan metal band Eluveitie, talks about her instrument and demonstrates it backstage at their 4/25/10 show in NYC.
From the Eluveitie album “Evocation 1-The Arcane Dominion”
The inimitable Eluveitie featuring hurdy-gurdy.
Heroes (David Bowie)
Cover of Bowie’s Heroes, featuring hurdy-gurdy.
Ritchie Blackmore play hurdy-gurdy in The Clock Ticks On.
Page & Plant - Hurdy-gurdy Solo - LIve ‘95 Milwaukee
Nigel Eaton plays hurdy-gurdy live at Bradley Arena, Milwaukee, USA.
Page & Plant - Hurdy-gurdy Solo - Live ‘95 Albuquerque
Nigel Eaton plays hurdy-gurdy at Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM.
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Featuring a hurdy-gurdy.
Misty Morning Albert Bridge
Featuring a hurdy-gurdy.
Charming 1953 news footage of the International Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales, featuring footage of a number of French hurdy-gurdy players accompanying dancers (about 1 minute into the clip). See here.
And more footage, this one from French Week in Jersey - the “hokey kokey of its period”. See here.
and footage from the Paris Exhibition of 1937, including hurdy-gurdy and dancers. See here.
If you thought your playing was bad…
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 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.
Interview with German maker, Kurt Reichmann
Ina Lemm talks to German hurdy-gurdy maker, Kurt Reichmann. Nice introduction to the instrument and the work of Reichmann.