Monday, October 31, 2016

12 NOV: Audlem Bagpipe and Hurdy-Gurdy Day 2016; Audlem, South Cheshire, UK

Our annual bagpipe and hurdy-gurdy day will this year be on Saturday 12th November starting at about midday, and has moved back to its traditional home, The Shroppie Fly in Audlem, South Cheshire. All musicians of all abilities are welcome to come along, join in the session, and chat about all things musical. Anyone who is thinking of playing either bagpipes or the hurdy-gurdy will be welcome to try instruments (mine at least), and talk about the right and wrong ways to go about buying instruments or setting up and maintaining them.

Contact Geoff Turner on, Ian Bloor on or John Hardy on 01270 811446

Audlem Bagpipe and Hurdy-Gurdy Day 2016 (Facebook event page)

Friday, October 28, 2016

♫ -Valentin Clastrier / Steven Kamperman - Fabuloseries♫

Brand new release by the 'godfather of modern hurdy-gurdy', Valentin Clastrier: 'FABULOSERIES'

The French 'living legend' Valentin Clastrier is generally regarded as the inventor of the modern hurdy-gurdy: he has transformed this traditional drone instrument into a virtuoso sound machine. His playing is full of surprises, like his career: his start as guitarist with Jacques Brel eventually led him to many years of cooperation with European jazz heroes like Louis Sclavis, Michel Godard and Michael Riessler.
Until 2012, clarinetist, composer and crossover wizard Steven Kamperman was known mainly for his work with his Turkish-Dutch ensemble Baraná, with which he performed from Mexico to Siberia. His impassioned playing reveals a background in jazz and a special love for modal music.
With mesmerizing drone tones and compelling rhythms as a base, Kamperman and Clastrier blend chromatic melodies with fabulous sounds and intense improvisations. A spectacular duo that definitely 'rocks'!

Valentin Clastrier, Et la Roue de la Vie by Duo Clastrier-Kamperman (PAN 2015)
Published on Feb 19, 2016 by CalefaxReedQuintet
Valentin Clastrier, Et la Roue de la Vie
Performed by Duo Clastrier-Kamperman
Valentin Clastrier (electro-acoustical hurdy gurdy)
Steven Kamperman (alto clarinet)
Recorded at Calefax' yearly PAN Festival (no. 12)
28.12.2015 Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ,
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Listen:  ♫ -Valentin Clastrier / Steven Kamperman - Fabuloseries♫

Thursday, October 27, 2016

▶ Symbio "Traction" [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Symbio "Traction" [OFFICIAL VIDEO] - YouTube

  Published on Oct 27, 2016
 "Traction" From the album "Phoresy".
Written and preformed by the Swedish duo Symbio

Johannes Geworkian Hellman - Hurdy-Gurdy
LarsEmil Öjeberget - Accordion

Listen to "Traction" on Spotify




Hanna Nyström
Manfred Hanberg

LarsEmil Öjeberget

Audio recording: Fredrik Bengtsson - Gammalthea
Mix: LarsEmil Öjeberget
Mastering: Claes Persson - CRP Mastering

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Patty Gurdy ▶ First Music Video & Planning Q&A Videos

"Gurdy's Green" - Patty Gurdy (Hurdy Gurdy Music) - YouTube
Patty Gurdy 
 Published on Oct 19, 2016
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I also play in a Pirate Folk Metal band: Storm Seeker

This instrument is called "hurdy gurdy" and has its roots in the medieval times. It works like a mechanical violin with a wheel bow, that can play bass, melody and rhythm all at once. This song is recorded using ONLY the hurdy gurdy.

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Patty Gurdy feeling pumped.
Not only will I share some hurdy gurdy music with you on my new YouTube Channel, I am also making some other videos about questions I get a lot concerning my instrument, as well as tipps and tricks ;)
SO: Is there anything you always wanted to know about the hurdy gurdy or about me?
ASK ANYTHING, comment under this picture here :)
Alright, stay tuned for some nice nice content coming very soon <3
(working on some nerdy video editing atm... takes some time :D )

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