What was that instrument Sting played at the Oscars?

It was like a large mandolin, with a crank?

Thanks in advance

That was a Hurdy Gurdy. If you google Hurdy Gurdy you’ll get a much better answer then what I had started to type.

I had no idea he had one of those. I’ve only seen a few up close and personal. I’m sorry I missed it. Very cool instrument, sounds like a cross between violin and bagpipe.

I’m not sure you missed much, hammerbach. I couldn’t detect its sound above the band in the background.