Liam Byrne

Instruments: Viol de Gamba

Liam’s  obsession with the instrument’s most obscure 16th and 17th century repertoire is a recurring theme, whether in devising baroque performance installations for the Victoria & Albert museum, or in collaboration with the Appalachian fiddler Cleek Schrey, or creating new electronic works with Icelandic composer Valgeir Sigurðsson. New works have been written for him by composers such as David Lang and Nico Muhly.

He has worked with a variety of musicians from Damon Albarn to Emma Kirkby, and  has played with Europe’s leading Early Music ensembles including the Huelgas Ensemble, Dunedin Consort, The Sixteen, i Fagiolini, and most notably Fretwork, with whom he has toured and recorded extensively.

©Tom Roelofs
Arts Council 70
Cork County Council
Pure Cork