The absolute best hurdy-gurdy player I have ever heard is a man named John Bromka, who with his wife have formed and early and ancient music group called Bells & Motley. John is Julliard trained, and went into making music and instruments in the late seventies. He makes instruments to order. The group has 3 recordings availible, and if you are learning hurdy gurdy, this is an absolute must listen. Their album Branslez has hurdy gurdy on almost every track. They also provide printed music for ancient and folk instruments, and if they don't have what you want, they can probably direct you to other sources. They are availible at Millefolia Music, John & Sondra Bromka, 2 North St., Marcellus, NY, 13108. Phone 315-673-2995. Good luck.