I had to share this. I’ve loved the hurdy gurdy ever since someone mentioned it in passing and I thought they were talking about some kind of 1920s dance, but no! It’s EVEN BETTER! Originating from around the 11th century, it can produce an amazingly eery and hypnotising taste of lifetimes far gone by (Youtube has some good videos but some pretty bad ones too, so don’t be put off on your quest to discover this amazingly odd instrument).
On the note of videos, below you can watch Guilhem Desq doing something with a hurdy gurdy that even with my geeky late nights drinking Prosecco and watching hurdy gurdy videos on youtube (I bet you’ve done worse…) – well, this is something new to me. Enjoy: