PAST FESTIVALS

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The idea of a hurdy-gurdy festival in the UK was conceived by Scott Marshall, the founder of the UK Hurdy-gurdy Forum. He started to organise the first UK Hurdy-gurdy Festival, which took place on the 20th-22nd of April 2007 in Lancaster. It was followed by the second festival on 25-27th April 2008 in Lancaster and the third festival on 14th-17th May 2009 in Youlgrave, Derbyshire. Please click on the left hand side menu for photos, videos and documents.

GURDYFEST 2009


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Bof! Tok Jons

Nyckelharpa trio
Metheglin

Steve's group Cliff's group

Misericordia
Dance
Andy Letcher Festival Poster Scott Marshall


Images are courtesy of Mike Smith

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Videos

These are links to YouTube videos

Misericordia 1.

Misericordia 2.

Misericordia 3.

Cliff Stapleton & Andy Letcher 1.

Cliff Stapleton & Andy Letcher 2.

Cliff Stapleton & Andy Letcher 3.

Bof!

Cliff Stapleton masterclass 1.

Cliff Stapleton masterclass 2.

Steve Tyler masterclass

Matt Williams

Gurdy-Gurdy

Nyckelharpa trio

Nyckelharpa duo

Jane Ruckert

More videos on Youtube are available here

Videos by Steve Evans and Richard Munn

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Workshop materials


Steve Tyler masterclass: Wendigo sheet music

Wendigo audio: Tune 1. Tune 2. Tune 3. Tune 4. Tune 5.

Tune 6. Tune 7. Tune 8. Tune 9. Tune 10.

Cliff Stapleton masterclass: Veri pure joi in G Veri pure joi in D

Fingal's in G Fingal's in D (sheet music and audio)

Richard Haynes Baroque workshop: Baroque.zip (includes 3 pieces of sheet music and "mission statement")

Mike Eaton English tunes workshop: CG instruments GD instruments (sheet music and audio)

Chris Allen French tunes workshop: Bourrée à Soulier (sheet music and audio)

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GURDYFEST 2008


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Copyright © 2008 Eleanor Postlethwaite



Red Dog Green Dog Dance workshop

Market Place fun Gurdy workshop

S. Tyler and friends Session

Piggery Jokery Kids' workshop
David Chatterley Festival Poster Pub session


Images are courtesy of

Eleanor Postlethwaite Creative Photography

(official photographer of Gurdyfest 2007 and 2008, photo CDs are still available from her).

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Videos

These are links to YouTube videos

The Twittering Machine

Nuada

Nuada with bagpipe

Music on the floor

Fun at the Market Square

Piggery Jokery

Sunday Morning European Tunes Session

Dance with Philip G. Martin 1.

Dance with Philip G. Martin 2.

Bourre with Philip G. Martin

Phil does not play a bourre!

Jane Ruckert & Neil Brook HG-duo

Videos by Balazs Nagy and Steve Evans

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Workshop materials


Steve Tyler workshop: Alle psallite, Verbum patris, Cantiga de Santa Maria (sheet music and audio)

Balazs Nagy workshop: Hungarian tunes (sheet music)

Michael Muskett workshop: Musicianship (sheet music)

Mike Eaton workshops: English tunes French tunes (sheet music, abc and audio)

Ian Clabburn workshop: Massif Village Orchestra (sheet music and abc)

Phil Martin workshop: Play for dance (sheet music and abc)


Reviews

Ruth Bramley's review in the Bagpipe Society Journal, the Chanter Summer 2008

Text only version

Scan of the original (with photos)

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GURDYFEST 2007



Photos

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Copyright © Eleanor Postlethwaite


Primaeval Gurdy gathering

M. Eaton workshop Metheglin

Punch and Judy The Maud

Evening Bal Snaketown
Balazs Nagy Festival Poster Phil Martin

Images are courtesy of

Eleanor Postlethwaite Creative Photography

(official photographer of Gurdyfest 2007 and 2008, photo CDs are still available from her).

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Videos

These are links to YouTube videos

The Maud

Nuada - Gregson Community Centre

Mike Eaton

Metheglin

Snaketown

Hurdy-gurdy fayre

Hurdy-gurdy fayre 2

Hurdy-gurdy fayre 3

Afternoon session

Steve Tyler

Saturday night in the Gregson Community Centre

Sunday morning


Videos by Balazs Nagy and Steve Evans

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Reviews


Ruth Bramley's review in the Bagpipe Society Journal, the Chanter Summer 2007

Text only version

Scan of the original (with photos)

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