Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Hurdy-Gurdy

I've heard of it, but have never seen one before - Boy! Have I been missing out on a great sound!

Tons of detailed information about this wonderful instrument here:

More very interesting info here:

And if you really want one, you can build a working model  yourself:



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    1. The kit would be just perfect your you, Gorges - Imagine all the tunes you could play while sitting on the porch!
      Would be wonderful to hear! :o)

  2. I had never seen one either. Great post:))

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    1. There are a lot of videos on YouTube if you want to hear more! :o)

  4. Thank you for this! I have heard one, many, many years ago, but had forgotten it completely. In fact, for some reason I had associated it with 'circus music'. Which it most certainly is not.

    Cap'n Jan

    1. When we were little, an old man came by with a wind up box and a monkey - we never had any money, so we never heard him play it. :o(