On Sep 23, 9:02am, Philippe Varlet wrote:
> Subject: Re: Instruments in Irish music (Flute mostly)
> That's "vielle a roue" (as in wheel, roux is for Bechamel sauce...). Andy
> Irvine played one with Planxty and with Paul Brady, but it was a simpler
> instrument than the French-style hurdy-gurdy which has a rhythmic device
> derived from the Tromba Marina, a drone string on a movable bridge that can
> be made to buzz on the top of the instrument.
>-- End of excerpt from Philippe Varlet
Dolores Keane also played one on one of the early albums with John Faulkner
(don't know which, and can't check now).
Works quite nicely to underline her voice, too.
H. Speek, B.Sc. [log in to unmask]
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