The hurdy gurdy is a musical instrument, or more precisely, a string instrument, that traces its origin to the Middle Ages of Europe. The hurdy gurdy was initially used to play sacred music, before being adapted to play popular and folk music.
French The Hurdy Gurdy. Dictionary Definition: A musical instrument with a droning sound played by turning a handle, which is typically attached to a rosined wheel sounding a series of drone strings, with keys worked by the left hand.
Yurko is a master of traditional Ukrainian kobza-kind musical instruments. He makes wheel fiddles (a hurdy-gurdy) starosvitska (smaller) banduras, Veresayev kobzas and krylovidni (“wing-shaped”) gusli – an ancient string musical instrument.