Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
I love the hurdy-gurdy.
This is Dupain (hurdy-gurdy on the left).
Interesting, Occitane music. A good friend of mine Yves Chandon, lives in Chernoble and is an expert in Occitane or Occitan sometimes spelled, it was the original troubadour language of the region, the first novels were in that language. The French barely tolerate it if Yves is to be believed! Even though Occitan is much older than French.
I couldn't hear much of the gurdy in that band though. I would like to have heard it in a more traditional setting like this which seems to be to my mind the bluegrass of Hurdy Gurdy