Ensemble Danguy specializes in the varied repertoire of the hurdy gurdy (known as vielle à roue, symphonie, organistrum, ysis...) in its many historical incarnations. For each historical period and / or programme, Danguy strives to work with the appropriate internationally renowned specialists. Ensemble Danguy is named for the most famous virtuoso vielliste of the 18th century, known to us only as l'illustre Danguy.
The large and unique repertoire written specifically for the hurdy gurdy during its golden age in 18th century France, so rarely heard in our time, has been the focus of the ensembles first three recordings, all for the Ricercar label (La Belle Vielleuse (2017), Les Saisons Amusantes (2019), and Le Berger Innocent (forthcoming). Ensemble Danguy is led by the hurdy gurdy virtuoso Tobie Miller (CA/FR/CH), who is one of the only hurdy gurdy players to come to the instrument through early music.