String instrument
Other namesMacedonian lyra/lira
DevelopedByzantine era
Related instruments
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  • Paschalis Giannakou
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  • Ioannis Mitrou
  • Nikos Touloumis
  • Giorgos Touloumis
  • Fylaktos Terzis
  • Vasilis Tragos

The Macedonian lyra (Greek: Μακεδονική λύρα) is a Greek pear-shaped,[1] three-stringed bowed musical instrument, used mainly in the Greek folk music of the Greek region of Macedonia, and especially in the region of Drama, usually accompanied by violin.