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  1. Standard member smw6869
    Granny
    18 Apr '11 19:47
    It's gotta be the Hurdy Gurdy

    http://www.altarwind.com/moncur.htm


    GRANNY.
  2. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    18 Apr '11 20:26
    It is the butt. Particularly when fed with beans, the musical fruit.

    *giggles*
  3. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    18 Apr '11 20:32
    Originally posted by smw6869
    It's gotta be the Hurdy Gurdy

    http://www.altarwind.com/moncur.htm


    GRANNY.
    I love the hurdy-gurdy.

    This is Dupain (hurdy-gurdy on the left).
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFcsvOJO0s4
  4. Standard member smw6869
    Granny
    18 Apr '11 20:44
    Originally posted by Seitse
    It is the butt. Particularly when fed with beans, the musical fruit.

    *giggles*
    Well, i was thinking more of visual beauty, but you, i must admit, are correct in either case. Sheesh!

    GRANNY.
  5. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    18 Apr '11 21:16
    You can't play a flute with your butt after all, say researchers

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/nov/07/sam-leith-shocking-news-oxford

    http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lbpvptncbF1qzaos7o1_500.jpg
  6. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    19 Apr '11 04:01
    The piano. The oud. The clarinet.
  7. 19 Apr '11 11:25
    Originally posted by FMF
    The piano. The oud. The clarinet.
    I don't have one specific favourite, but I tend to prefer the ones whose range is the closest to the human voice: cello, tenor gamba, bassoon, tenor lute, that kind of thing.

    Richard
  8. 19 Apr '11 16:27
    Originally posted by Seitse
    It is the butt. Particularly when fed with beans, the musical fruit.

    *giggles*
    a la Man Ray.
  9. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    19 Apr '11 17:22
    The drum.
  10. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    19 Apr '11 20:48
    Originally posted by Palynka
    The drum.
    The sneer drum, the queer drum, the stare drum, the square drum, the blare drum, the flare drum, the steer drum, the spear drum ...
  11. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    20 Apr '11 02:14 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    I love the hurdy-gurdy.

    This is Dupain (hurdy-gurdy on the left).
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFcsvOJO0s4
    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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04cKuOZo1jc
  12. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    20 Apr '11 04:25
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    The sneer drum, the queer drum, the stare drum, the square drum, the blare drum, the flare drum, the steer drum, the spear drum ...
    The humdrum.
  13. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    20 Apr '11 05:29
    Originally posted by sonhouse

    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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04cKuOZo1jc
    Catalan is quite similar to Occitan, it's faring somewhat better.

    You might like hurdy-gurdy virtuoso Valentin Clastrier.
  14. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    20 Apr '11 17:47
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Catalan is quite similar to Occitan, it's faring somewhat better.

    You might like hurdy-gurdy virtuoso Valentin Clastrier.
    Yeah, I know they are similar languages. BTW, Yves lives in Grenoble not Chernoble, a WEE bit of difference Too bad you can't hear him sing and play, he is a virtuoso also, not on the Gurdy though.
  15. 20 Apr '11 22:38
    The viola da gamba is wonderful! Also love the theorbo. Hard to beat the hurdy gurdy, though!