What's that sound?
It's an ancient instrument with a beautiful, haunting sound and a fascinating history that goes back nearly a millenium.
The hurdy gurdy produces sound when strings are bowed by a rosined wheel, with the pitch adjusted by playing a keyboard.
Tobie Miller is a Montrealer who spends most of her time living and travelling in Europe. She's playing the hurdy gurdy when her ensemble gives a concert next week in Westmount.
Hear her chat with Dave as well as an excerpt from her upcoming performance.