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What's that sound?

hurdygurdy2.jpgIt'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.

 

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