My new Hurdy Gurdy from Altarwind is a time machine.
I can’t put it down. It takes me to the distant past and the faraway future in the same instant. I've become quite spellbound and have spent many joyful hours in hurdy gurdy land. It’s hauntingly sweet, mesmerizing, beautiful, and hypnotic.
If you’ve played a lot of music you know that some instruments speak to you while others never catch your fancy. I immediately bonded with this instrument and couldn’t be more pleased. My new 'Aisling' model Hurdy Gurdy from Altarwind fits me perfectly. It’s exactly what I thought it would be and more. My bandmates are also blown away by the sound. It’s incredible.
Hi Anwyn and George
I just wanted to let you know that I finally have my beautiful hurdy gurdy! I am excited and daunted at the same time, and I wish to thank you for making me this beautiful instrument, the craftsmanship is amazing and I appreciate the effort that has gone into it.
I picked up the hurdy gurdy a couple of days ago, and it is marvelous. I'm having a tremendously good time watching your videos (you and Anwyn are SO SWEET) and cranking the handle to the Joy Machine.
Thanks for all your hard work!
Ingrid C., Vancouver, British Columbia
Hi George and Anwyn,
Wow, wow and wow! What an incredible Medieval style hurdy gurdy! It looks as beautiful as it sounds-and the sound is mystical, yearning and very sweet. It is an absolute joy to play!
This is my fifth hurdy gurdy from Altarwind. I am amazed that this instrument plays so beautifully right out of the box-no breaking in period needed! Even the high notes sound beautifully clear! The Madeline is a great starter hurdy gurdy and an equally great additional instrument for any hurdy gurdy player. The sounds it makes are truly mesmerizing. Thank you, George and Anwyn, for creating such amazing instruments! You both are the ABSOLUTE BEST!
Jim Kendros, Composer and Performer
, Hi George and Anwyn!
Instrument arrived safe and I cannot thank you enough how beautiful it is in both looks and sound. You guys really went all out on it! Been playing around with for the last 3 weeks; the lesson book has been very helpful. Almost on cue by the time the strings started getting scratchy I came across the cotton replacement bit and it sounds back in business. Hoping to get a little better before I start showing it off but I just wanted to thank you guys so much for staying in touch and providing such an awesome instrument.
All the best and happy holidays,
Kevin G., Schenectady, NY
In Japan, we are in the full of spring. Tokyo where I live is being the full of cherry blossoms. It is so beautiful! My la priel, I have used it 3 times for my LIVE. I am very satisfied with it and its sound. Of course, It is so happy to play it! And it has so good looking, there is no people who does not say "Oh, what a beautiful instrument!".
I continue to introduce my LIVE report using it. Today I send you the photos of la priel with Japanese SAKURA cherry blossoms. It is so beautiful!
-Katsuhiko M., Tokyo, Japan