My name is Colin and I wanted to introduce myself. I am Handpan player from Southern California who has had a long infatuation with Hurdy Gurdies. I finally find myself in a space where I am ready to take the next step. I sought out this forum as a way to learn about HG's from passionate players and educate myself about this lovely instrument.
A little more about me and what I do:http://www.hangdrumsandhandpans.com/201 ... storm.html
I was first introduced to the Hurdy Gurdy via the classic movie "Captains Courageous." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quynEWf4CI4
I was probably about 6 when I saw this movie (long before I was playing music) and have been forever captured by the HG.
I have never played a HG and since I find myself still obsessed (20 years later) and currently have some financial freedom, I figured it was due time to start my obsession.Where better to start than with an online forum!
Thank you in advance for your thoughtful and insightful posts. I will now gorge myself on past posts!
P.S. Not to worry, I have already been in touch with Scott as he's just 20 minutes down the road!