Just uploaded a demo of my Vio Hurdy Gurdy’s pickups: https://soundcloud.com/barnabywalters/vio-hurdy-gurdy-bouree-aurore-sand
Just realised where I’d seen the @geoloqi logo before. Hurdy Gurdies have loads of them inside:
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”
Right! Enough programming. Off to the burnt down church with my gurdy.
Finally got harmonies working on my gurdy. Next up: Electromagnetic pickups.
This was the performance that made Gilles Chabenet my new favourite gurdy player: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZdVgitZUBg
Off to the workshop to make some last minute changes to my Vio Gurdy before Chateau d’Ars!
I did another Vio Gurdy Video: Foggy Dew: http://youtu.be/C30D9QH-wIc
Wooo! Came up with a new (AFAIK) Hurdy Gurdy technique.
I demonstrate my first hurdy gurdy build: http://youtu.be/HqWbRE_aGyI
Gurdy people: know anyone who wants to get into Gurdy playing? I’m making custom gurdies from £900, with the option to rent a symphonie 1/2 price whilst I’m building.
Fitted the low G string to my Gurdy. WOAH. I have been missing out all these years. Video coming soon.
I put all the Vio Gurdy info and links in one place: http://waterpigs.co.uk/lutherie/catalogue/hurdy-gurdies/vio/
Just did a photo shoot of my latest build: My Hurdy Gurdy!
Big thanks to Neil Brook (http://www.hurdy-gurdy.org.uk/) for his Gurdy setup help!
I got the first note out of my work in progress Gurdy today. Very happy. It’ll be ready in a few days.