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Liam Byrne

Viola da gamba
Liam Byrne divides his time between making very old and very new music on the viola da gamba. He’s played with many leading European early music ensembles including the Huelgas Ensembe, Dunedin Consort, Academy of Ancient Music, and Fretwork to name a very few. Liam also works frequently with composers, folk musicians, and electronic musicians making new music with his 17th-century instrument, such as Nico Muhly, Donnacha Dennehy, David Lang, Shara Nova, Efterklang, Martin Hayes, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Greg Saunier, and many others. He has three duo projects that are particularly close to his heart: with lutenist Jonas Nordberg, with fiddler and composer Cleek Schrey, and with singer and songwriter Mara Carlyle. Liam has also created original sound installations for the Victoria & Albert museum and Dulwich Picture Gallery. He is a member of the Icelandic artist collective Bedroom Community, with whom he released his debut solo album Concrete in 2019.
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