Tag Archives: Vikings

A lyre delivered…

It’s always a special moment when instruments are delivered to the players. As a maker you can only do so much, it only becomes complete when it is played by someone who really knows what to do. The plan for … Continue reading

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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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Forgotten tools: the barking knife

I wrote this post almost two years ago, in the early months of this blog. But it went into the background because it needed some extra information. Almost forgot about it, until last week… Schilschop My father and I were … Continue reading

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