Welcome to the Otley Gurdy Gathering.
Otley Gurdy Gathering 2012. Paul's beginners works - YouTube
Workshops are to be run by well known Ockbrook and Leeds player, Jerry Oakes who will be looking at Trompette techniques for French dance – Jerry has been an inspiration to me for many years and I am greatly looking forward to tightening up my skills.There will be two workshops on Saturday, before a music session in the Roebuck pub, next door.
▶ Hurdy gurdy, improvisation by Harald Pettersson - YouTube
I am also pleased to announce a workshop with Swedish Hurdy Gurdy master, Harald Pettersson.
Harald is well known in his native Sweden for his mastery of the Gurdy, and his innovative and progressive playing.
I am extremely lucky to be able to offer this rare opportunity for a workshop with Harald at Otley.
Several videos of Harald are available at
We should get another chance to have a play in the hall on Sunday morning before vacating at 11am.