ZdZ: Claire Dugué

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28/04/2024 _ 18:00 h


Prezo: 25 €


Set up & maintenance: a talk on designing, making and the maintenance of hurdy-gurdies with Claire Dugué from France

Sunday 28 April. Online

Second of the online masterclasses for the Zona da Zanfona Digital series with one of the most active interesting makers today, being at the cutthing edge of luthery in the last 20 years. Living in the UK, where she has the workshop, moved from France years ago. An oportunity for all players to get to know her atelier, her secrets and explanation about design, sound character, resonating aspects and tips for a correct réglage. Extra material, links and videos will be given to all participants.

About the session

The masteclass will cover 2 hours of talk with time for Q&A plus pdfs and videos with further information. The session will be hosted from Claire’s workshop in Kent (England) where we will know her building areas, tools and finishing room. Fundamental aspects for the hurdy-gurdy making will be about how the construction plays a role in the sound and cover through the designing process, materials, choice of woods, building, thicknessing of the soundboard, bracing and sound post, varnishing, fine set up, colour and  sound projection, gadgets and aesthetics,… for different approaches and possibilities of instrument making and desired results.

A second part of the session will be general and specific tips for setting up and maintenance of the instrument such as recommended and essential tools to have, the importance of rosin and cotton, tunning the keyboard, changing strings or making and understanding a chien.

Claire’s website: https://www.claire-dugue.com


  • Type: online + extra study material
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Times: 6 pm to 8 pm (CEST)
  • Dates: Sunday 28th of April
  • Software required: zoom app
  • Language: English
  • Fee per masterclass: 25€
  • Discount fee all four ZdZ masterclasses: 80€
  • Enquiries: matricula@folque.com


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