Obviously a brawl between street musicians, in which the flute player attempts to prove that the hurdy-gurdy
man--the evocation of Donovan's "Hurdy Gurdy Man" ("Thrown like a star in my vast sleep/I'm opening my eyes to take a peep") is no doubt a serendipitous allusion for Prina--is not blind as he pretends to be.
The band plays a wide range of instruments from hurdy-gurdy
, which is Quentin's province, plus Hammer dulcimer (Amanda's territory), vocals, cittern, bag-pipes, shawm, kit drums, bass, percussion and didjeridu.
Cardwell's words frame the personality of his subjects and their musical backgrounds as crisply and expressively as his back-and-white photographs capture them JUST READ Steve Dube They range from well-known harpists like Catrin Finch and Robin Huw Bowen, classical pianist Llyr Williams, crwth player Cass Meurig, a group of Indian musicians in Cardiff and 13-year-old Dylan Cairns-Howarth, who plays fiddle, hurdy-gurdy
, Dutch bagpipes and "a bit of mandolin", and plans to make music his career.
Their appearance next Thursday at The Maudslay pub, Allesley Old Road, is supported by local duo Sophie Matthews and Tony Millyard, playing festive upbeat medieval and renaissance music on a variety of authentic instruments including hurdy-gurdy
, rauschpfeife, curtal, shawm and Flemish bagpipes.
The Destroyers are 15 in number and mix a jazz horn section with Balkan folk Qddles and clarinet, accordion and hurdy-gurdy
plus electric rhythm team and much madness besides.
We're also going to have `the Hurdy-Gurdy
Monkey and Me,' one of the last three hurdy-gurdy
men in the U.
Many of these have recently appeared on record: Tenshi No Gijinka (Tzadik), a chilling, churchlike recital with tambourine and Haino's calm soprano voice; The Book of "Eternity Set Aflame" (Forced Exposure), a dense, electronically juiced guitar performance, like the sound of a well-tuned power room beneath a baseball stadium during a night game; and 21st Century Hard-y-Guide-y Man (PSF), a set of improvisations for the hurdy-gurdy
, an ancient cranked instrument with the reedy wheeze of bagpipes.
The group uses many unusual instruments, including the glass harmonica, hammered dulcimer and hurdy-gurdy
The multi-instrumentalist Finer plays banjo, hurdy-gurdy
, mandola, saxophone, guitar, piano and drums.
What in 18th century London was the trade of a hurdy-gurdy
What in the 18th century was the trade of a hurdy-gurdy
THE harp, hurdy-gurdy
, fidel, nay and dulcimer are some of the intriguing instruments which talented early music group music Joglaresa will be playing in the beautiful setting of Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick, next Friday.
What the party's founding father would have made of this hurdy-gurdy
I hesitate to think.
Not forgetting a wonderful post-modern rom-com in the shape of the dragon, gormless George and a hurdy-gurdy
playing princess and wonderful shows from Horse and Bamboo and a traditional wooden circus show from Portugal.
William Pint and Felicia Dale sing songs of the sea and beyond with guitar, hurdy-gurdy
, fiddle, mandolin, whistles and voices in harmony.