I was joined by Nyckelharpa player Claire Sweeney, of Morgantown, WV, a week and a half ago. She volunteered to help me play some tunes as a special event for a retreat I was leading.
A few members of the Hurdy Gurdy Community have asked for sheet music for the tunes we played. Many of these tunes are traditional Irish tunes. Some of the others are compositions from other hurdy gurdy players, as well as myself and Claire.
Below is a list of the available sheet music for these tunes. The others, we either never wrote out after we composed them, or we learned them by ear.
Inisheer – https://thesession.org/tunes/211 Attfield’s Lament – https://ashevillemandolin.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/attfields-lament.pdf Farewell to Glasgow – https://thesession.org/tunes/1415 Return from Fingal – https://thesession.org/tunes/851 Monaghan Jig – https://thesession.org/tunes/67 Muireann’s – https://thesession.org/tunes/1902 Midnight on the Sea – Deep Time –
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Featured Music Mike Smith – Tea in the Morning – https://www.youtube.com/user/gurdymike/videos Bube Dame König – Heideförsterlied – https://www.youtube.com/c/neuevolkslieder/videos Zirp – La Toupie https://www.facebook.com/zirpmusic/
Sam’s background -Mittelalterrock (medieval rock) scene in Germany – bands like Subway to Sally, In Extremo, Schandmaul -Pagan metal bands (Arkona, Eluveitie) -Sam’s hurdy-gurdy teachers – Silke Reichmann de Salas (daugher of Frankfurt-based luthier Kurt Reichmann), Simon Wascher (Austria) -Renting a hurdy gurdy -Repetitive stress injuries (don’t play for 8 hours a day!) -Eluveitie forum, forum meetup, meeting Anna Murphy -Advice on buying a gurdy from Anna Murphy, Stephan Groth, Alexis Vacher -Helpful hurdy-gurdy players
-Visit to LSC in 2012 – Gotschy (Alexandra Betz), Neil Brook, Sebastian Hilsmann -Beginner instruments, how many melody strings, pressure on the fingers -Swapping out melody strings, experimenting
-Mike Smith – YouTube tune collection, good player, good gurdies, paintings
Hurdy Gurdy Community – origins, documentation, limitations -The hurdy gurdy & patience -Situation in the US -HCG website in the works – articles, FAQs, profiles/info from experts, make info public and visible -Spanish podcast?
Hurdy gurdy & metal -Eluveitie & Anna Murphy, Cellar Darling -Apocalypse Orchestra -Corvus Corax & medieval rock -Sangre de Muerdago & Antlers -Afsky – Danish black metal with hurdy gurdy track -Shredding on the gurdy, why a fully-loaded gurdy might make sense -Michalina’s tutorials for the latest Eluveitie tracks -Lack of dynamics in most metal bands using gurdy – lost in the mix -Build metal around a gurdy, don’t just add gurdy
Zirp, Liederlicher Unfug – Stephan Groth 5-4-O Video (new track): https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=253636805535079