Estrella War Ellsworth, AZ While not specifically a hurdy gurdy event, this is a rather large event sponsored
by the Society for Creative Anachronisms (S.C.A. - we are a medieval living history group; find your local chapter at sca.org)
There is a very large hurdy gurdy presence here, with music & jam sessions to be found throughout.
Hurdy Gurdy Workshop
Bloomington, IN New (2012) Hurdy Gurdy workshop, coordinated by Early Music in Motion
Northwest Folklife Festival
Seattle, WA Yearly music festival
every Memorial Day. Usually you can find quite a few of us 'gurdy players floating around (at times past they've actually had
a hurdy gurdy stage)
Juanita College, Huntingdon PA Yearly music festival on Memorial Day. Last year there
were enough hurdy gurdy players to merit our own special hurdy gurdy workshop!
McMinnville UFO Festival
McMinnville, OR Seriously?
What's this got to do with hurdy gurdies? Well, at various times past (and future...?) we'll get a group
of us hurdy gurdy players together, dress like aliens and march in the parade. You can often find us at other points in the weekend
as well, dressed up and with a gurdy.
Eugene, OR They always have at least
one electric band using a hurdy gurdy. In a fun ironic twist, this year (2012) they actually have Donovan on schedule to perform!
You know... he did that '60's song 'hurdy gurdy man' (disclaimer: there is no hurdy gurdy played in the actual song)
d'Ars (formerly Saint Chartiers Music Festival)
La Chatre, France Yearly music festival, with a very strong hurdy gurdy
presence (note: their website seems to be a bit wonky lately, but here's hoping they get it worked out)
Slippery Rock, PA This is a rather large event sponsored by the Society for Creative Anachronisms (S.C.A. - we are a medieval
living history group; find your local chapter at sca.org
) There is a very large hurdy gurdy presence here, with music &
jam sessions to be found throughout the event.
Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire
Kings Valley (Philomath), OR
Often (as our schedule in the woodshop permits) we will have a booth here with many hurdy gurdies on display for people to try
out. Besides that, there's always a few gurdy players floating around. Yep, very good hurdy gurdy presence!
Furnace Folk Gathering
Juanita College, Huntingdon PA Sister event to the May Folk College event. As with the May event,
us hurdy gurdy players try to maintain our own workshops & section.
Over the Water Hurdy Gurdy Festival
Although they seem to have taken a year off, we do hope the festival will resume. In this hope we'll continue to list their website
(everyone keep your fingers crossed)