First Annual Indanola Hurdy-Gurdy Festival
By Paul Johnson
|While getting my latest catalog printed up at Kinkos, I ran into a guy who was organizing the First Annual Indanola Hurdy-gurdy Festival. Not the type of mechanical hurdy-gurdy we think of, but a bowed instrument with a spinning wheel that apparently dates back to the 1700s.|
The festival runs September 12th - 15th and will feature French country dancing as well. For information, call Alden and Cali Hackman at
or check out there web page at:
And I thought ragtime festivals were obscure.
The Piano Roll Center
[ Editor's Note:
[ That Web page, and the things its points to, are real gems.
[ I've never seen one of these instruments; now I've seen several.
[ Thanks Paul.
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