I never knew what the hurdy gurdy was until a few days ago. This instrument is from the middle ages and it is glorious. It evolved from the fiddle in the Middle East or Europe at some point it is believed. The only thing I know is that when it was first invented it was probably thought of as some sort of dark magic vessel. It makes some crazy sounds and you crank the thing to make it work. A person that plays a hurdy gurdy is called a hurdy gurdyist, I want to be a hurdy gurdyist! So anyway, the dude is this video connects his hurdy gurdy to an electric amp and a sampler. It is pretty awesome, check it out!