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Are you new to Hurdy Gurdies?
Click here to view our video: 'Introduction to the Hurdy Gurdy'
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"I wanted to thank you for everything, the gurdy is fantastic!  You've gone far and above all of my expectations.  The instrument sounds and looks great. The artwork is awesome, the craftsmanship is superb, and the electronics sound so cool! I'd definitely recommend any of my folkie friends to your excellent business, even if it meant not being one of the only dudes around with a hurdy gurdy ;)"
Andrew C.,  Edmonton, Alberta (Canada) 
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Altarwind Music
George & Anwyn Leverett
P.O. Box 32, O'Brien, OR 97534
email:
music@aroundthehearth.com
toll free 888-265-9711 / 541-596-2006
copywrite 2013
NEWS FEED
 
The documentary segment PBS filmed of our work making hurdy gurdies has finally aired! You can see us on Oregon Public Television on 'Art Beat'.  Click Here to watch it now...
April 2008: See our Hurdy Gurdy in the movies!  The Canadian movie production The Sea Wolf' bought one of our hurdy gurdies for use in the film. (Apr. 2008)
Feb 27, 2011: Hurdy Gurdy at the Orchestra!  The Northbrook Symphony Orchestra (Northbrook, IL) performed pieces featuring the Hurdy Gurdy as the solo instrument.  The soloist, Jim Kendros, played a La Priel for the occassion.  Click here for more information (links to a .pdf copy of the newspaper article) 
April 2011: CONGRATULATIONS to Ed Paloucek. Ed entered the National Irish Music Competetion (Fleadh) in Chicago with his 5 string  Gypsy Gurdy and won first place!   You can also hear Ed's band Atlantic Wave perform around the midwest.  more...
April 2012:  NEW FEATURE!    In Celebration of our 700th instrument, we created the option of a 3rd row of harmony keys.   Click here for more information...
May 17 2012:  Anwyn and George will be on TakilmaFM radio on Thursday night. We (and our instruments) will be joining DJ Kelly & Wave's program 'soul washing sounds'. The program runs from 7-10 pm pacific; we'll be joining in around 7:30. You can hear the show live on the internet at http://www.takilmafm.com
Sept 30, 2012: Hurdy Gurdy at the Orchestra!  The Northbrook Symphony Orchestra (Northbrook, IL) will once more perform pieces featuring the Hurdy Gurdy as the solo instrument.  The soloist, Jim Kendros, played a La Priel for the occassion. 
October 2012: We are very pleased to announce that Jimmy Herman (banjo player/fiddler for the Carrie Underwood band!) plays an Altarwind Hurdy Gurdy   click for more info....
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Hurdy Gurdies by George & Anwyn Leverett
888-265-9711 / 541-596-2006
Altarwind Music
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April 2013: At last! After much experimentation, we have finally found a way to offer beautifully carved heads to our instruments for a lower price.  Now, you can add either our 'Lady' head or 'dragon' head to your instrument for only $200.00 (more info coming soon)
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our 'stock' carved lady head