Hi from Scott!

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Hi from Scott!

Postby Scott Marshall » Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:05 pm

As Paul says, we are all new to this forum, so here is an introduction from me too :D

When I saw/heard my first gurdy at a wedding reception in Cornwall in 2001 I was spellbound! Being a bit of an obsessive type I couldn't stop thinking about them :mrgreen: . I looked into buying one from EMS :shock: as a kit, or making one on a residential luthier's course or trying to convince my girlfriend to buy me one for Christmas :lol: From 2004 I started to seriously save for an instrument, and in July 2005 I caught the bus from Lancaster to Preston to visit Neil Brook. Neil was really helpful, he had loads of instruments in stock ready to take to St.Chartier, a symphony, a Bosch, a guitar body and a couple of lutebacks. I had planned to be sensible an buy a Bosch, but ended up with a little luteback with stereo pickups. I met Paul Sherwood soon after this, in Lancaster, and he really helped me out, teaching me stuff patiently. I started looking on Myspace for other gurdy players and created the Yahoo group/ Hurdy gurdy Forum in May 2006 so we could chat :) I now live in the midlands and play harmonised duet type stuff with Cecilia in our new thing gurdy-gurdy I am really looking forward to meeting up with people at Youlgrave.

Cheers Scott
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Re: Hi from Scott!

Postby CeciliaKM » Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:27 pm

And you forgot to say that organised the first HG festival in Lancaster, that was something too!
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Re: Hi from Scott!

Postby ruthbramley » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:26 pm

Scott Marshall wrote:I started looking on Myspace for other gurdy players...

And that's how hurdygurdyboy met hurdygurdywoman...and had a nice picnic on Parker's Piece in Cambridge :-)
Forthcoming gigs:
14 Oct - Steve Tilston, Ely Folk Club
18 Nov - James Hickman and Dan Cassidy, Ely Folk Club
5 Dec - ColvinQuarmby, Arkenstall Village Centre, Haddenham, Cambs
9 Dec - Dave Swarbrick, Ely Folk Club
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Re: Hi from Scott!

Postby Scott Marshall » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:29 pm

ruthbramley wrote:
Scott Marshall wrote:I started looking on Myspace for other gurdy players...

And that's how hurdygurdyboy met hurdygurdywoman...and had a nice picnic on Parker's Piece in Cambridge :-)


It seems so long ago now Ruthie, so much has happened since then.....
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