Guilhem Desq - Solo Hurdy-Gurdy


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Nicknamed the ‘Hendrix of the hurdy-gurdy’, Guilhem Desq breathes new life into the mediaeval instrument by playing a variety of genres on his hurdy gurdy, including traditional European folk, contemporary rock, and heavy metal, among others.

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Wednesday, 21 June 2023 at 20:00 to 21:00

Stalls - €18.18
Parterre Box - €18.18
Parterre Box (Concessions) - €9.09
Parterre Box (Limited View) - €13.64
Box (per seat) - €18.18
Box (per seat) (Limited View) - €13.64
Gallery - €9.09

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Guilhem Desq breathes new life into the hurdy-gurdy; a mediaeval instrument played by turning a crank which rotates a wheel acting like a violin bow. Desq plays an electric version of the instrument and has been nicknamed the ‘Hendrix of the hurdy-gurdy’. Thanks to the agility of his technique, Desq can play a wide variety of genres on his electric hurdy-gurdy including traditional European folk, Middle-Eastern music, contemporary rock, hip-hop, electro, heavy metal, and house. Desq travels the world telling stories using his trusted instrument, but the virtuoso of the hurdy-gurdy has also found a loyal fanbase online, with his YouTube videos raking in millions of views.

This event is organised by Festivals Malta as part of the Malta International Arts Festival. 


Parterre Boxes: Concessions are applicable to senior citizens (over 60 years), persons with disability*, students (on presentation of student card), and children between 8 and 12 years.

*Before booking, please email for a complimentary companion ticket (on presentation of a valid disability card)

Stalls/Boxes/Gallery: We regret that these seats are inaccessible to wheelchairs and persons needing walking aids.

Some Boxes and Parterre Boxes have limited visibility, as indicated in the seating plan. These will be sold at a reduced price (Concession not applicable). 

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes - Parterre Boxes Only


30 minutes before event starts


1 hour


Yes, tickets can be printed or shown on mobile


8 years and over

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