TEDGlobal 2010

Hurdy-gurdy for beginners: Caroline Phillips on TED.com

Posted by: Matthew Trost

Caroline Phillips cranks out tunes on a seldom-heard folk instrument: the hurdy-gurdy, a.k.a. the wheel fiddle. A searching, Basque melody follows her fun lesson on its unique anatomy and 1,000-year history. (Recorded at TEDGlobal, July 2010 in Oxford, England. Duration: 5:41)

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