Nigel Eaton

Britain's hurdy-gurdy maestro, Nigel originally played piano and cello, moving to the hurdy-gurdy when his father, Christopher Eaton, started to make the instruments in 1981. In 1985 he joined the groups Blowzabella and Ancient Beatbox with whom he has toured extensively in Britain, Europe and South America and recorded six albums. Nigel also appears on numerous records with artists ranging from Robert Plant, Scott Walker and Marc Almond to The Philharmonia and The New London Consort, and soundtracks for films such as Aliens and The Name of the Rose. Nigel took part in a year-long world tour with Robert Plant and Jimmy Page (of Led Zeppelin) and is one half of Whirling Pope Joan with Julie Murphy

His new solo CD Pandemonium is available on the Beautiful Jo label.

See also Panic at the Café recorded with Andy Cutting


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