#TIL how to chamfer leather. Approximately 2 sheep worth of leather goes into a traditional pipe organ.
Wikipedia article of the week: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_silent_musical_compositions
Just uploaded a demo of my Vio Hurdy Gurdy’s pickups: https://soundcloud.com/barnabywalters/vio-hurdy-gurdy-bouree-aurore-sand
Great to hear https://soundcloud.com/showofhandsmusic/king-of-the-world-1 — it’s improved since the first performance!
Just realised where I’d seen the @geoloqi logo before. Hurdy Gurdies have loads of them inside:
Busking on… some street in Brighton. You can probably hear me anyway.
I have found that, when travelling with a Hurdy Gurdy, perspectives change.
Items are no longer classified into “clothes, electronics, wash kit, etc”, they merely become “Gurdy padding” and “stuff which might damage the Gurdy”
My plan for today: drive round with scratched folk CDs blaring and pretend I’m down with the kids
Please be Boris giving a speech please be Boris giving a speech
Where does Mr. May get his Badger+Fox Jackets?! #openingceremony
Bring on the urban morris dancing! #closingceremony
Off to sidmouth FF with my brother and my Gurdy.
This was the performance that made Gilles Chabenet my new favourite gurdy player: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZdVgitZUBg
Finally back home after Chateau d’Ars. Wow.
Off to France, brb #chateaudars