An Introduction to the Hurdy Gurdy, A Medieval Dance Instrument

UK production company Ballista Media has created a video introduction to the medieval instrument, the hurdy gurdy. The short explores the droning instrument’s complex history and offers a brief overview of how to play it.

“Gurdy” is a medieval word for your bottom, and “hurdy” means “turn,” so it’s “swing your bottom.” It’s a dance instrument. This is the instrument they would have used for medieval raves.

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