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ripov Folklore: Hurdy Gurdy-Lady's Head - myth or truth? (16) RE: Folklore: Hurdy Gurdy-Lady's Head - myth or truth? 01 Nov 12


Yes I agree that the lute, or the bowl back guitar, is closer in costruction to the hurdy.

Anyway, let's say then it's not to be confused with any type of fiddle, including the viol.

But my point was that fiddle scrolls were, and are, frequently carved in the likeness of human or animal, real or mythical. So a hurdy with a carved headstock would probably not be unusual. Whether the carving bears a resemblance to George Sands can easily be determined, there are pictures of her on the net.

But it's a nice story.

"Les Maitres sonneurs" would that be "The Master pipers"?


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