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Mary Ann Kennedy - Gold Lyre of Ur

Mary Ann Kennedy presents new world music, plus a session featuring a reconstructed gold lyre of Ur, with singer and musicologist Stef Conner joining harpist Andy Lowings.

Mary Ann Kennedy with new tracks from across the globe, plus a session featuring a reconstructed Gold Lyre of Ur.

Singer and musicologist Stef Conner has collaborated with harp maker and player Andy Lowings and harpist and producer Mark Harmer to create songs based on ancient Sumerian texts, accompanied by a reconstruction of the Gold Lyre of Ur. Three gold lyres were discovered in Iraq in 1929, and are thought to date back to 2500 BC. The reconstruction was made entirely from materials and techniques available at the time.

Stef Conner will also introduce a Heritage Track - music which has been a big influence on her - and there will be another dip into Radio 3's World Music Archive.

2 hours

Music Played

  • April Verch

    Belle Election

    • The Newpart.
    • Slab Town Records.
    • 001.
  • Boubacar TraorĂ©

    Mbalimaou

    • Mbalimaou.
    • Lusafrica.
    • 005.
  • Songhoy Blues

    Mali

    • Music in Exile.
    • Transgressive Records.
    • 011.
  • Trio Da Kali

    Dissa

    • Trio Da Kali EP.
    • World Circuit Records.
    • 2.
  • False Lights

    Tyne of Harrow

    • Salvor.
    • Wreckord Label.
    • 008.
  • Stef Conner & the Lyre Ensemble

    Come Sit Closer / Balbale to Nanshe

  • Stef Conner & the Lyre Ensemble

    The Flood

  • Rhiannon Giddens

    Shake Sugaree

    • Tomorrow is my Turn.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 009.
  • Dom Flemons

    Polly put the Kettle on

    • Prospect Hill.
    • Music Maker Foundation.
    • 002.
  • Colin Samurai

    Hard times require furious dancing/When I wake up

    Ensemble: Colin Samurai.
  • Colin Samurai

    Hard times require furious dancing / When I wake up

  • Buena Vista Social Club

    Tiene Sabor

    • Lost and Found.
    • World Circuit.
    • 003.
  • The McCrary Sisters

    By the Mark

    • Let’s Go.
    • McC Records.
    • 002.
  • Tan Dun, Yuan Li & Zhou Xun

    Longing in Silence (woman)

    • The Banquet (Music from the Original Soundtrack).
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4.
  • Stef Conner & the Lyre Ensemble

    Love Song

  • Stef Conner & the Lyre Ensemble

    Ishtar's Descent

  • Seth Lakeman

    Another Long Night

    • Word of Mouth.
    • Cooking Vinyl.
    • 002.
  • The Alan Kelly Gang

    Snow Reels

    • The Last Bell.
    • Blackbox Music.
    • 003.
  • Awna Teixeira

    Wild One

    • Wild One.
    • Self-released.
    • 003.
  • Awna Teixeira

    Wild One

    • Wild One.
    • Self-released.
    • 003.
  • Dai Shu-hong and Dai Wei

    Plum Tree Blossom (World Music Archive)

    • World Music Archive - China 2008.
  • Norrie "Tago" MacIver

    Hold Your Breath

    • Danns An Rathaid.
    • Tago Records.
    • TAGOCD01.
  • Kirsty Law

    Lament Of The Border Widow

    • Shift.
    • Toun Records.

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