The crwth was a Welsh and Irish form of violin originally with three strings and later with six strings. Four of the strings were played with a bow, the other two being plucked by the fingers.
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bowed Welsh lyre played from the European Middle Ages to about 1800. It was about the size of a violin. Though originally plucked, it was played with ...
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The crwth (θ or θ), also called a crowd, is an archaic stringed musical instrument, associated particularly with Welsh music, once widely-played in Europe. ==Origin of the name== The name crwth is originally a Welsh word, derived from a Proto-Celtic noun *krotto- ("round object") refers to a swelling or bulging out, of pregnant appearance, or ..
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a Welsh bowed instrument with a rectangular box shaped body and a violin neck. The bridge stands with one foot on the front and the other foot passing through the soundhole and resting on the back.
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