Hurdy-Gurdy music? Of course! Listed below are the freely available books, sheets, and collections that we know of. Have some you know about that we don’t? Contact us!
- Armins Notensammlung für Drehleier
- Das kleine Notenbuch GC Edition
- David Bawden Tunebook
- English Country Dance-Lark Camp
- French – Breton Tunebook
- French Open Band – Leslie Bar
- Gregory Jolivet CD
- Gutenbrunner Nachlese 2004-2008
- La Bateliere from Repertoire Virlaine
- Livraison JMPERU 2009
- Massif Central Tunebook – Pink cover
- Mike Smith’s Tunes from a Busker
- Open Session Passau
- Over the Water Session Book
- Sehlis Session Book
- Standard Tunebook (includes all the first tunes one would learn on hurdy-gurdy)
- Tapage Book
- Travak’s Tune Book
Online Music Sites
Bibliothèque Musicale: Jean-Michel Pérus’s website for Dance Tunes
Dancilla: A wiki page about tons of traditional dances. Dance descriptions, sometimes with sheet music. Most tunes can be played on the HG (but not always transposed for).
Folkoteka Galega: Traditional Galician music in PDF, XML and MIDI format, and the coolest thing is that you can transpose pieces on the fly, so if you like that Muiñeira but need it in D – you got it.
IMSLP: The largest resource of public domain music available on the Internet, and yes, there are loads of scores and music for the Vielle.
North Atlantic Tune List: Traditional music from Scandinavia, the British Isles, Canada, Appalachia and more. A resource for traditional musicians with some wicked groovy tunes.
The Session: Loads of traditional tunes in PDF and ABC format.
If you have any supa groovy tunes you want added to this site so that others can play them, email Noelle and she will add them!