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"The Celtic Lyre" book published
In keeping with the Scottish theme of recent posts...I have been Contacted by Andy Hirt who has been working on a new version of "The Celtic Lyre" a collection...
Jun 1, 2012
Hi, Here's something for people to add to their "must have" lists (although I haven't heard the CD yet). Peter Horn is a friend of Steve Pollington
39;s (and I'm...
May 30, 2012
Anglo Saxon Lyres made in Pakistan??
Just something I found very interesting, I found a rosewood lyre on ebay that is the standard Anglo SAxon Lyre shape for just £99, I am presuming its made of...
May 29, 2012
We have not made an ancient Egyptian harp, but we have made a replica Ancient Mesopotamian Lyre, using as far as possible, authentic materials.¬† It was a...
May 27, 2012
Anglo Saxon Lyre Sutton Hoo routed bodies for sale
I don't normally do the sales thing, but I have 5 ready to go routed Sutton Hoo lyre body blanks to sell off, seconds... slight router chipping, and a few...
May 25, 2012
"The Lyre Handbook"
I did a quick search of our archives and don't see any reviews... Has anyone bought/read Mary Savelli'
s "Lyre Handbook"
May 23, 2012
Ancient Egyptian Harp
Has anyone here built (or know anything about building) an ancient Egyptian harp? Years ago, I had the late California harp maker Robbie Robinson make a 'C'...
May 23, 2012
Lyre group facebook page!
Hello, Just a quick update, I have Started up a Lyre group on facebook which will be running in Tandem with this Site as far as notices or updates from me(as...
May 21, 2012
I was wondering where might be a good place to buy the brass cover plates that sit on the front of the lyres? Anyone make and sell them or have any ideas? I...
May 18, 2012
Lyres] brass bits
Raymonds Quiet Press sells the plates, but if you want something unique it is not difficult to photo etched it yourself with PCB (circuit board) etchant. A...
May 16, 2012
Uamh an Ard Achaidh
I have made a reconstruction of the lyre bridge from Uamh an Ard Achaidh. It works very well and is pretty sophisticated and subtle design I think. I have put...
May 10, 2012
Jouhikko doesn't play
Hi, I'm new to the group, and I was directed here by Corwen Broch some time ago after asking him some jouhikko-related questions. I finished building my first...
May 10, 2012
Not exactly an Anglo-Saxon lyre, but an Ethiopian lyre, a beganna, dating back hundreds of years, is being played by Alemu Aga, on Wed 30 September, 7..30pm,...
May 8, 2012
Electroacoustic 7-String Lyre
Yesterday I made a video with a 7-string electroacoustic Saxon style lyre. I hardly need to repeat that I am not an authenticist and no self-respecting ancient...
May 7, 2012
Problems With A Bone Tailpiece
A few weeks ago I built a 7 string Saxon lyre. Just for fun, I inlaid it with engraved bone (a couple of lion head motifs lifted from The Book Of Kells) and...
May 2, 2012
Fwd: Concerts in England, May 8 through 12, 2012
I am forwarding this to this list on the chance that there are folks over there who may enjoy this. These are good friends of mine and very very good at what...
May 1, 2012
Last one today. As you may have read in my last email, I recently snapped my second bridge during accidentally rough transport. I purchased a replacement the...
Apr 17, 2012
The ancient 7-stringed Greek lyre with a sound box made out of a tortoise shell is called a "chelys"
. Has anyone here ever attempted to construct one of these?...
Apr 16, 2012
Lyre from Skye
The BBC news today reported the finding of part of a lyre in a cave on Skye believed to date from 2300 years ago: ...
Apr 8, 2012
Question About Bridges
The lyres I make are electroacoustic and, like electric guitars, they are solid wood and do not have a sound box. Since the strings are not made of magnetic...
Apr 5, 2012
Cambridge Music-archaeology research webpage
Graeme Lawson's page, with a list of his publications: http://www.orfeo.
co.uk/ Unfortunately, *his* dissertation ("Stringed musical instruments: artefacts in...
Mar 28, 2012
Saxon Lyre and "scordatura&qu
In his thesis on the Saxon lyre, musicologist Christopher Page has an interesting section on "scordatura&qu
ot; which is a fancy word for any unorthodox tuning of a...
Mar 12, 2012
Hello, My name is Simon Chadwick, I am interested in early plucked strings, though I specialise in early Irish / Gaelic harp. Some years ago I built an...
Mar 11, 2012
Re: Anglo Saxon Lyre and Germanic Lyre Info
Hi all, I'm in the middle of writing an undergraduate dissertation on Anglo Saxon and Germanic Lyres and am interested in finding further information on the...
Mar 11, 2012
The Electroacoustic Saxon Lyre
I thought perhaps there might be some people in this group who would be interested in the following video I posted to YouTube of an electroacoustic version of...
Mar 10, 2012
Lyre dissertation by Christopher Page
A wonderful FREE resource! In 1981, Christopher Page (who went on to found the early music ensemble Gothic Voices) wrote his dissertation on "Anglo-
Mar 9, 2012
Hi, Happy New Year everyone! I found a few videos on Youtube I hadn't seen before: http://www.youtube.
Jan 9, 2012
Re: Digest Number 849[1 Attachment]
Is √Ülfric still on this list? I was wondering what kind of strings he was using in his recordings? They almost sound like metal strings. It also sounds like...
Nov 20, 2011
Good Morning, I was wondering what tuning preference you all use? I currently use (from thickest to thinnest) G,a,b,c,d,e. I was listening to ∆lfric's CD's...
Nov 19, 2011
Greetings Anglo Saxon lyre makers! I am about to attempt my first A.S. lyre. Most of it is straight forward, but making the tuning pegs seems daunting to...
Nov 16, 2011
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