Trossingen Lyre by Corwen Broch

Here’s an entry into the “Germanic Lifestyle” and “Traditional Music” files for you. This is an impressive bit of music reproduced by a skilled artist. Enjoy!

From YouTube: This video shows Corwen Broch playing his reconstruction of the lyre found recently at Trossingen in Germany. The lyre has six nylgut strings (gut can be substituted on request), a body carved from oak and (unlike the original which had an oak soundboard) a maple soundboard for extra volume. Unlike Anglo-Saxon lyres the Germanic lyres have a one piece body without a separate yoke.

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