Chris Allen is a local luthier, and together with his wife Sabina Kormylo makes a variety of stringed instruments including Hurdy-Gurdies, Symphonies, Lutes, Mandolins and Viols. Almost all of their instruments are copied from or based upon existing historical instruments. They make close examination of historic examples and pride themselves on the faithful reporoduction of both external and internal detail and design. They also undertake the design and construction of bespoke instruments.
Chris will be leading hurdy-gurdy instrument workshops - there will be the chance to have a go on a borrowed instrument for those who would like to try out something new.
For further details see hurdy-gurdy.org