hurdy gurdy


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Noun1.hurdy gurdy - a musical instrument that makes music by rotation of a cylinder studded with pegshurdy gurdy - a musical instrument that makes music by rotation of a cylinder studded with pegs
musical instrument, instrument - any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
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First it was the young Vicomte de Cormontreuil, who has his bell tower three leagues distant from Reims; then Messire Henri de Triancourt, equerry to the King; then less than that, Chiart de Beaulion, sergeant-at-arms; then, still descending, Guery Aubergeon, carver to the King; then, Mace de Frépus, barber to monsieur the dauphin; then, Thévenin le Moine, King's cook; then, the men growing continually younger and less noble, she fell to Guillaume Racine, minstrel of the hurdy gurdy and to Thierry de Mer, lamplighter.
MUSIC Cellar Darling Huge voice, heavy riffs, epic melodies - and a hurdy gurdy, confidently fusing heavy alternative rock with strong folk influences and poetic lyrical tales.
Hurdy Gurdy Man became his third top 10 US hit, reaching No5 in 1968 and No4 here.
The trio perform English and European folk and dance music from the 12th century onwards, on a variety of period style instruments, including the fiddle, hurdy gurdy, mandolin, bazooki, Breton pipes and crumhorn .
The different images used by the poet Wilhelm Muller fired the imagination of Schubert: 'Frozen Tears,' 'Wind Playing with the Weathervane,' 'Linden Tree,' 'Crow,' and 'The Hurdy Gurdy Man.' Schubert himself lived a miserable life, contracted a disease and died when he was just 32 years old.
And there is playfulness too, in the giddiness of Hurdy Gurdy.
More hits followed after the interval, Jennifer Juniper, Sunshine Superman, Hurdy Gurdy Man and There is a Mountain (written, he says, after experiencing an excess of Caribbean hospitality).
They were all duly delivered with Jennifer Juniper, Yellow Is The Colour, Hurdy Gurdy Man and Sunshine Superman among the most well received.
Following his first top five record, Donovan scored 10 other hit singles Colours, Universal Soldier, Sunshine Superman, Mellow Yellow, The Hurdy Gurdy Man, Lalena, Jenifer Juniper, There is a Mountain, Wear Your Love Like Heaven, Barabajagal and Atlantis.
CLEVELAND RETIRED MEN'S ASSOCIATION: Steve Lane brought a number of mysterious instruments to the meeting to illustrate why our perceptions of a hurdy gurdy were completely wrong.
Concert Lindsay Adler presents ancient traditional to original modern songs, instrumentals on a variety of stringed and other instruments (including hurdy gurdy and bouzouki) and poetry inspired by the variety and dimensions of love, 2-3 p.m.
As luck would have it, there was a local Harris, titled Hurdy Gurdy, which had been bought for $ 1.1 million at auction by Vancouver businessman and Canadian art collector Tony Ma.