Category Archives: lyre

King David and his pretty little lyres

When researching the old European lyres there are two pictures that always keep surfacing: The Vespasian Lyre Probably the most famous is the one of King David in the Vespasian Psalter (Southern England, 2nd or 3rd quarter of the 8th … Continue reading

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Upcoming events

Sometimes a #luthierlife is like a travelling circus. My agenda has been rather full, especially with (re-enactment-)events. I thought it would be nice to share some of them. ~ . ~ This upcoming weekend you can find me on Saturday … Continue reading

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A viking invasion..!

In the early middle ages, Dorestad was one of the most important trading posts in Europe. And most Dutch people will know from the history lessons in school that it was attacked by the Vikings multiple times. Last weekend the … Continue reading

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The lyre at the museum

Two weeks ago I made my first prototype of an Anglo Saxon or Germanic lyre. As a little surprise for the curator of Museum Dorestad in Wijk bij Duurstede. Currently it is our National Museum Week. And Museum Dorestad has … Continue reading

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