Links Page

Updated: May 10, 2001

Links to other hurdy-gurdy resources.
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This page has had only one or two links on it for a few years, but I'm finally trying to make a more complete list. I will continue to add to it as I have the time. If anyone knows of a hurdy-gurdy related site which isn't listed here, please let me know and I'll add it to my list...

Hurdy-Gurdy Links

Alden Hackmann's Hurdy-Gurdy Home Page. THE web resource for hurdy-gurdy information - you must visit this site! Exceptional bibliography and discography, upcoming events, and lots of other information, including other links. Alden and his wife Cali own and operate "Olympic Instruments," building Michael Hubbard's "Volksgurdy" design, as well as their own designs. And they're really nice people!

Other Music-Related Links

Beech Hill Music - Anne Dodson's Home Page I sometimes tour and perform with Anne; we play a variety of traditional and traditional-sounding American and British Isles folk music. Check out her page for more information about this and her wonderful solo work!

Musical Instrument Makers Forum (MIMF) discussion forum Administered by my friend Deb Suran; the homepage says, "an interactive forum for the discussion of musical instrument construction, design and repair; welcoming builders of all instruments at any skill level from expert to wannabe." There is the occasional hurdy-gurdy discussion. Lots of information, and growing all the time. This forum has a very comprehensive links page, worth a visit...

NEFFA: The New England Folk Festival A highlight among the New England Folk Festival Association's many other activities, the NEFFA festival is an amazing annual 3 day event featuring a staggering array of international music and dance performances and participatory workshops. Held in each April in Natick, Massachusetts, it's a whole weekend of GREAT music and dancing. I play in French dance and Bourrée workshops, as well as display my work in the Crafts area.

Arto's String Calculator The pitch of a vibrating string depends on its length and tension, but also its mass per unit length (i.e. composition and diameter). This Java page lets you calculate, given the string length and composition, string diameter and tension for almost any desired pitch. VERY useful for experimenting with new hurdy-gurdy tunings, etc.

Other Non-Music-Related Links

Astronomy Picture of the Day A nice site which features a new astronomy-related image each day, along with an interesting and understandable description of the image by someone who knows what the heck they're talking about!

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