Guernsey Stamps Hurdy Gurdy Video
Guernsey Post have released a set of stamps for the 2014 Europa subject ‘National Musical Instruments’ with this accompanying video.
View the set of stamps here http://goo.gl/1EcuzH
Guernsey’s oldest musical instrument, the Chifournie, dates back to the 10th century. Its popular melodies across the Channel Islands had disappeared from Guernsey by the mid-nineteenth century.
Musician Clare Salaman plays old Guernesiaise folk music on the Hurdy Gurdy, the modern day version of the Chifournie.
Traditional tunes ‘Doublle la Violaette’ and ‘Dansai donc’ provided by Andrew Lawrence-King and arranged by Clare Salaman.
Filmed in Guernsey at le Mont Saint Barn.