Over the Water Hurdy-Gurdy Association
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- Chris Allen (S. Wales, UK) Site available in English.
- Neil Brook (Lancashire,
- Claire Dugué (Kent, England).
Site available in English and French.
- Chris Eaton (Worcestershire,
- Leif Eriksson (Leksand, Sweden).
Site available in English and Swedish.
- Mike Gilpin (Cambs, UK) Site available in English.
- Helmut Gotschy (Wain, Germany). Site
has pages in German and English.
- Billy Horne (Turku, Finland). Site
has pages in Finnish and English.
- Olympic Musical Instruments (Indianola,
- Jesús Reolid
(Spain). Site is in Spanish, with many photos of the many different instruments
he builds, including the zanfona (hurdy-gurdy). No address or phone are listed,
but the site does have an e-mail link.
- Matthew Szostak
(Camden, Maine, USA).
- Wolfgang Weichselbaumer (Vienna,
Austria). Site has pages in German and English.
Join Alden and Cali Hackmann’s hurdy-gurdy
mailing list to discuss hurdy-gurdy “music, players, maintenance,
recordings, events, construction, and anything else that seems pertinent”.
Events & Festivals
- Alden & Cali Hackmann’s
Hurdy-Gurdy Site — The Hackmanns build hurdy-gurdies as Olympic
Musical Instruments, play them and other instruments in various bands, and
maintain a very comprehensive web site.
- Flying With Your Hurdy-Gurdy
— A page of tips from Alden and Cali Hackmann’s hurdy-gurdy site
- Jon Hall’s
Hurdy-Gurdy Pages — Very nice photos, links, and a reference section.
- Die Drehleier-Seite —
Uwe Jendricke's hurdy-gurdy site (in German)
- La pagina della GHIRONDA
— Marcello Bono’s site is mostly in Italian, with some English
translations, and focuses on baroque hurdy-gurdies and music.
in Thailand — Otake Keiji’s site contains material in Japanese
and English, including links and a very nice page explaining how the hurdy-gurdy
- Vielle à Roue
— Petite Encyclopédie de l’Instrument — Hosted
by Xavier Aimé, this site is in French and contains a course on how
to play the hurdy-gurdy, a glossary, a page of hurdy-gurdy jokes, and more.
Talking About ... Hurdy-Gurdy — This site resides on the server
of the Laboratory of Molecular Electrochemistry, a cooperation between two
universities in Italy. It includes an article on hurdy-gurdy setup by Nigel
Eaton (in English) and lots of links.
- The Hurdy Gurdy
Explained — Part of “The Universe of Bagpipes” site
by Oliver Seeler.
- How to make
a hurdy-gurdy for under $20 — Dennis Havlena’s site features
detailed instructions, diagrams, photos, and even a sound sample of his instrument.
— This site is in German, but Kurt Reichmann’s photos are definitely
worth a look. For an explanation of the images in English, see Oliver Seeler’s
Hurdy-Gurdy Girls page.
- The Songs of the
French Sailors — An article about the rediscovery of the French
sea shanty tradition, with a great photo showing an early 20th-century sailor
holding his vielle and some information about him in the text.
- Asociación Ibérica de la
Zanfona (Spain). Site is in Spanish, and has links to one builder and
two players in Spain.
- Stichting Draailier
en Doedelzak (Foundation for the Hurdy-Gurdy and Bagpipes) (Netherlands).
Most of the site is in Dutch, and the “welcome” page is also available
in French and English. The organization holds courses in the spring and fall.
Last update: July 06, 2005 (AP)
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Last update: April 14, 2008 (LJC)