While carded cotton is the standard material for wrapping hurdy-gurdy strings, there is a place for a stronger, longer lasting alternative.

I have developed " Booray" after much trial and error and it has proved to be very popular with those players who have tried it. It consists of a 50/50 blend of bamboo and rayon fibres.

The extra strength means it lasts many times as long as cotton and the microscopic porosity of the bamboo fibre component seems to grip the wheel better resulting in greater volume and less wheel pressure when used on wound strings.

Results on plain gut chanters are variable so this is not a total replacement for cotton but I believe it is a useful addition to the player's maintenance kit. Each ball is individually carded by hand to ensure an even blend. 

Price 2 inc. UK p&p