White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Hurdy Gurdy Man, Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Spring brings out the regulars in the Boston Public Garden including the Hurdy Gurdy man and his trusty dog, Mackie.  This man regularly appears here to perform tunes on the Hurdy Gurdy, a stringed, cranked, violin-like instrument common and popular in Europe.  Note this man's attire - it fits perfectly with the old world ambiance that the sight and sound of the Hurdy Gurdy evokes.




Here he is opening the top compartment of the instrument to do some tuning before playing.  Those of us of a "certain age" may remember back in 1968 the Scottish singer Donovan sang a hit song called "the Hurdy Gurdy Man."


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  1. didn't know he was Scottish. loved that song. unique sound at the time.

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