Thursday, February 04, 2010

An Anglo Saxon Lyre


Here is a video of an unusual instrument. This lyre is a copy of the Sutton Hoo Lyre.




Here is some more information about Anglo Saxon Lyres.

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bigearlybird said...

I really like the sound! I can imagine it could be very haunting in the right acoustic, or a beautiful accompaniment for voice in a smaller space. Can I check, how old is the original Sutton Hoo lyre? And it would primarily have been a minstrel instrument, is that correct? Would it have been played on its own with voice, or as part of a group?

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