|Forum topic by Jim Jakosh||posted 08-16-2014 11:54 AM||1481 views||2 times favorited||17 replies|
08-16-2014 11:54 AM
Yesterday at the Buckley Old engine Show I hung around late to hear a few of my friends from our park in Az play music with their friends here in Michigan. They had 11 Dulcimers, 2 Guitars, a Dobro and a Base Fiddle. While they were tuning up I heard what sounded like bagpipes coming from the gent on the end with the top hat. He showed me an instrument I’d never seen before. It is a Hurdy Gurdy and was invented in the 11th century- made of wood of course!
The Hurdy Gurdy is a string instrument where the six strings rub on a wheel that is turned and at that time it sounds like a bagpipe but then there are notes added with buttons that move the top two strings. This one was made in 2000 in England. Here are some shots of it and I added a You tube link with some history on it.
Here is some history on the instrument.
I learned something new yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!