Instruments for Sale

Torin King is a luthier who specialises in making Germanic and Celtic 6 string lyres (Harpa in Old Norse, Hearpa in Old English, Cruit in Old Irish). Instruments like these have been unearthed at sites such as Sutton Hoo in England and Trossingen in Germany and date from around the 6th and 7th centuries.

They were played by the nobility and by professional minstrels and were often handed around after dinner for entertainment. These lyres are not difficult to play, although it can take more than a lifetime to learn all of their secrets!

Other instruments such as harps may also be available for sale from time to time and lessons may be able to be arranged.

To enquire about purchasing one of these beautiful instruments click here


Photo harp and lyre