Cretan Lyra - Folk - Traditional Musical Instruments - Folkway

Cretan Lyra: Explore the Mediterranean Mosaic through the culture of Crete.

The Cretan Lyra is a Greek pear-shaped, three-stringed bowed musical instrument, central to the traditional music of Crete and other islands in the Dodecanese and the Aegean Archipelago, in Greece. The Cretan Lyra is considered as the most popular surviving form of the medieval Byzantine Lyra, an ancestor of most European bowed instruments. The Byzantine […]