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The_one_and_only_Dai 05 Dec 01 - 04:26 AM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 05 Dec 01 - 05:24 AM
GUEST,Paul 05 Dec 01 - 05:33 AM
The_one_and_only_Dai 05 Dec 01 - 05:36 AM
GUEST,MC Fat 05 Dec 01 - 05:38 AM
English Jon 05 Dec 01 - 06:49 AM
The_one_and_only_Dai 05 Dec 01 - 07:39 AM
The_one_and_only_Dai 05 Dec 01 - 09:59 AM
GUEST,Jock Morris @ work in Edinburgh 05 Dec 01 - 10:01 AM
Bert 05 Dec 01 - 10:23 AM
GUEST 17 Nov 09 - 11:42 AM
GUEST,Songbob 17 Nov 09 - 01:09 PM
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Subject: Cheap Hurdy-Gurdies
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 05 Dec 01 - 04:26 AM

Have any of my over-the-pond colleagues heard of Skyline Hurdy-Gurdies? The prices quoted on this site seem a bit too good to be true, and the email address supplied for interrogation doesn't work...

Is this a scam, or is it for real? Even better, does anybody have any comments on the instrument offered by this guy?

Dai - determined to find something he can play


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Subject: RE: Cheap Hurdy-Gurdies
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 05 Dec 01 - 05:24 AM

Hurdy gurdy and massed kazoos, eh, Dai? Could empty Bucks!
RtS (I've emptied bigger counties than this!)


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Subject: RE: Cheap Hurdy-Gurdies
From: GUEST,Paul
Date: 05 Dec 01 - 05:33 AM

Well, given that the email doesn't work, and that the site hasn't been updated for over 3 years, it would be reasonable to assume that they don't exist anymore.

If they do, I guess it's a case of getting what you pay for.

You certainly could produce, for a profit, a Hurdy Gurdy at that price, but it obviously wouldn't be a patch on something twice the price.

You pays your money and takes your choice...

Paul


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Subject: RE: Cheap Hurdy-Gurdies
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 05 Dec 01 - 05:36 AM

Paul, even something twice the price of those quoted on that site, would be a good deal less than some of the proces I have found elsewhere.

Do you play? Have you any advice to share? I'd be grateful for any feedback and caveats you might have...


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Subject: RE: Cheap Hurdy-Gurdies
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 05 Dec 01 - 05:38 AM

My mate Ken says a hurdy gurdy is a waste of wood and that the only difference between a hurdy gurdy and an onion is that no-one cries when you cut up a hurdy gurdy


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Subject: RE: Cheap Hurdy-Gurdies
From: English Jon
Date: 05 Dec 01 - 06:49 AM

Your mate Ken is a wanker. __________________________

Clare Duguee in Sittingbourne, U.K. Makes the cheapest Hurdy-gurdy I've seen that I'm prepared to endorse.

Don't know her address off the top of my head, but if you ask Phil Bleazey (http://website.lineone.net/~pgbleazey) he knows her (displays at festivals with her - good friends) and will happily pass on contact details.

Forget about Bargain basement instruments though. There is no point in having one. At the other end of the scale, Eaton is fabulous but overpriced. Neal Brooke is probably your best bet for a fairly priced top quality instrument.

Go to St. Chartier if you want to try before you buy. They have a big festival every year in the summer. Loads of makers turn up.

EJ


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Subject: RE: Cheap Hurdy-Gurdies
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 05 Dec 01 - 07:39 AM

many thanks for that EJ, I've sent Phill an email


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Subject: RE: Cheap Hurdy-Gurdies
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 05 Dec 01 - 09:59 AM

Incidentally, does anybody want to swap one for this fine piano accordion?


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Subject: RE: Cheap Hurdy-Gurdies
From: GUEST,Jock Morris @ work in Edinburgh
Date: 05 Dec 01 - 10:01 AM

Met a very good hurdie gurdy player last year who had several very nice instruments. She said she got them from Hungary and the price she quoted was very reasonable (memory fails me for the exact figure, but it was something like £700 for an instrument that would have been 2 to 3 times that in the UK).

Scott


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Subject: RE: Cheap Hurdy-Gurdies
From: Bert
Date: 05 Dec 01 - 10:23 AM

...want to swap one for this fine piano accordion?

Coming up in the world, Eh Dai! *GRIN*


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Subject: RE: Cheap Hurdy-Gurdies
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 11:42 AM

hey hwats up i need help how to make something for a school project. haha... plzz help me.


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Subject: RE: Cheap Hurdy-Gurdies
From: GUEST,Songbob
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 01:09 PM

GUEST, if you're thinking a hurdy-gurdy is a simple "school project," you'd better be getting your PhD. They are not simple instruments to make or maintain, so don't start if you don't know what you're getting into.

Bob


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Subject: RE: Cheap Hurdy-Gurdies
From: Little Robyn
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 03:26 PM

Hi guest, if you check out the related threads listed at the top you might find something useful for a school project.
For example click here
and check out what's on offer.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Cheap Hurdy-Gurdies
From: glenn
Date: 01 Dec 10 - 11:44 PM

hey, has anyone out there got the hurdy gurdy kit from renaissance workship? and if so was it ok ,and did it sound at least ok?          cheers Glenn


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Subject: RE: Cheap Hurdy-Gurdies
From: JHW
Date: 02 Dec 10 - 06:00 AM

That link and site seem to have gone the way of woven wheat whispers (linked elsewhere on Mudcat)
Someone who is nowt to do with hurdy gurdies (or folk dowloads in www case) has mopped up the domain in the hope of catch trade


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