Bukhchuluun Ganburged came to Melbourne late January to perform at Federation Square and he got me interested in finding out more. I’d taken some portfolio photos for Bukhu before previously and having since heard one of his CDs offered to do some recording whilst he was in town. As things turned out we both found time and recorded two songs. Amongst the music we had a great chat about Mongolian music and Bukhu explained the importance of the horse hair fiddle and some stories of the fiddle’s origins. For the recording we made do with my living room and used two DPA4023 microphones into the Nagra VI – one mic for voice and the other for the horse hair fiddle.