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Title: Hurdy-gurdy lesson
Post by: ColinB on August 20, 2019, 04:14:08 PM
At a recent Promises Auction MrsB paid for me to have a lesson on a hurdy-gurdy. I've had a couple of email from the guy and it sounds like he's struggling to find suitable tunes for me to play. I've told him I'm into folk-rock and he's suggested we could try Lyke-Wake Dirge by Pentangle. I don't know it that well and to be honest I'll be happy just to have a go on the instrument.

But I thought I'd ask on here for any suggestions of easy-to-play tunes on a hurdy gurdy. The lesson is tomorrow afternoon btw.



Edit: I've just thought that Nottamun Town could be a fairly easy one to play.


Title: Re: Hurdy-gurdy lesson
Post by: Malcolm on September 13, 2019, 10:23:47 AM
We didn't get feedback after the lesson?


Title: Re: Hurdy-gurdy lesson
Post by: ColinB on September 17, 2019, 01:41:16 PM
Unfortunately it was more of a lecture than a lesson as Paul insisted on telling me in great detail about the history and differences of the three instruments he owns so I only managed a couple of gos at playing Frere Jacque. He also told me about all the festivals he and his friend Sian go to in France every summer. I think I'll be sticking to the guitar.

This is one of the bands he plays in http://www.sianphillipsmusic.co.uk/bands/boom-bike-bourree/



Title: Re: Hurdy-gurdy lesson
Post by: Tasha on April 24, 2020, 03:23:17 PM
was this Paul saunders in Shrewsbury? I had some lessons from him with my northumbrian pipes.... similar experience

sadly he died recently :'(


Title: Re: Hurdy-gurdy lesson
Post by: ColinB on April 24, 2020, 04:45:27 PM

was this Paul saunders in Shrewsbury? I had some lessons from him with my northumbrian pipes.... similar experience

sadly he died recently :'(


No this was Paul Sherwood and I think he also plays the pipes. He lives in Lancaster and another of the bands he plays in is called Deep Cabaret who released a new album earlier this year. I missed seeing them play in Morecambe several weeks back though Paul wasn't there. It was just before the start of the virus lockdown and he thought the gig shouldn't have gone ahead.

Check them out at http://www.deepcabaret.co.uk/ if you're interested.



Title: Re: Hurdy-gurdy lesson
Post by: wayne stote on April 24, 2020, 07:17:27 PM
Pint & Dale are a folk duo with lots of hurdy gurdy. Might be worth you having a look through their discography.

Find them at www.pintndale.com