The blindness of hurdy-gurdy
players was a component of a street convention around 1600, and the figures in the painting react specifically to the test of this convention.
Youngsters were quick to take advantage of the bright new look and were entertained by hurdy-gurdy
man Richard York.
While the likes of Vinnie Jones, Dennis Wise and John Fashanu have long since gone, this might as well just be the old Crazy Gang with a bit of hurdy-gurdy
Using traditional Renaissance instruments, such as the hurdy-gurdy
, sackbut trombone, tabor drums and bagpipes, they brought the music of the 16th and 17th Century alive in the town's Market Place as the three-day festival got underway.
And don't harp on about 'the amazing iPod' - it's just a modern day hurdy-gurdy
We have reached the Hurdy-Gurdy
Man, song 24 of Schubert's Winterreise, his winter journey.
The Stepping Out Barn Dance at Waring Green Community Centre, Brighouse has the Mad River Band on February 26 - melodeons, fiddles, pipes, hurdy-gurdy
and a range of tunes just made for dancing.
He is also currently working with Jez's former musical partner, hurdy-gurdy
player Jake Walton.
Alice would be wearing clogs and a hurdy-gurdy
dress, saying the catchline, "I'm only here for the beer".
The ancient strains of the bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy
, harp, clarion and cloche bells echoed around Morpeth town centre as the 39th annual Northumbrian Gathering got underway.
And there's even a Sven double with a hurdy-gurdy
English accent, in the form of manager Stefan Hauser.
Jeanie McLerie sings strong and clear and plays five-string violins, coaxing sounds of Auvergnois hurdy-gurdy
into a Mardi-Gras dance, a bluesy western swing flavour to Chittlin'-Cookin' Time In Cheatham County.