Wednesday, June 7, 2017

▶ The Robin – long scale version of Neil Brook's Wren Hurdy-gurdy!

The Robin - YouTube

Published on Jun 7, 2017

The Robin is a long scale version of my Wren hurdy-gurdy which has an extra 6 keys which extend the highest note from the normal g up to c. it also incorporates the high f natural and f sharp to allow playing all the tunes in key of d. Sliding capos on trompette and drone from c up to g allow playing a wide variety of keys. A capo on the chanterelles can hold the d key in play so it feels almost like playing a standard d/g instrument.

^ the above is G/C (+D!).  the following is D/G –

Published on Sep 4, 2017
Here is another "Robin"model, this one is tuned in D/G but one octave lower than standard Bourbonnais tuning due to the longer scale length. There are also 6 extra notes on the key box.

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Neil Brook, Hurdy Gurdy and Fretted Instrument Maker •

Mr. Neil W. Brook.
1. Shire Bank Crescent.
Fulwood, Preston. PR2 9QE.
Lancashire. England.
Phone/ Fax. (0)1772 774650. E. Mail 

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