Greg Cohoon (drmellow) wrote,
Greg Cohoon
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Sting's Hurdy-gurdy

Watching the Oscars last night, I was struck by a strange instrument that Sting was playing. I had no idea what it was, but decided that I wanted one. I was chatting with a friend earlier today and neither of us knew what it it was, and Google wasn't being helpful.

A little later, I read the latest digest from the COMANDO Mailing List (it's an e-mail list for mandolins) and discovered that the instrument was a hurdy-gurdy, or possibly a barrel organ.

One thing I learned from the award show last night is that I really am interested in seeing Cold Mountain, and probably buying the soundtrack.
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