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Posted By: GUEST,Blandiver
26-Apr-13 - 04:51 PM
Thread Name: So, what became of the lyre?
Subject: RE: So, what became of the lyre?
Lyres survived in Africa, one of the most amazing versions of which is the Ethiopian Harp of David:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBXHvAeUJ7M

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In the West they acquired a bow in the middle-ages and morphed into various bowed-lyres which survived in such instruments as the Talharpa, Juohikko and Crwth, all of which died out in the late 19th Century - and all of which have seen revivals in recent years.