In Poand the humble and fascinating hurdy gurdy is making its mark in the eternal quest for a different sound – this time in full rock mode! Here is is Polish band Ich TroLe

I love the energy of this piece and the effective use of the gurdy 🙂

The hurdy gurdy is an amazing instrument – functionally like a fiddle, bowed with a rosined wheel and strings stopped by keys rather than fingers, it has an almost bagpipe sound when played well. Cheap versions can sound like blow-flies on a summers day, but in good hands this instrument sings!

Cheers
Jerry

Cheers
Jerry

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