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John with lyre built by Murray Wright


The photo shows me and my "Teardrop Concert Lyre" made by Murray Wright in Australia. It's an amazing instrument with a chromatic range of over four octaves and a gorgeous, full, warm tone. Since 2008 we have travelled the world together!
For a brief history of the modern lyre see "A new instrument begins its journey" at Gartner-Lyres.

*Photos from 2014 of a workshop in Zhengzhou can be seen here.

Here's a brief YouTube video of me playing my Prelude in C in Japan in August 2011.

Contact me at john_lyre@yahoo.co.uk
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Promotional photos, biographical information and posters for organisers can be downloaded here.