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, Ensemble Continuum, 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, Christian Wolff, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Errollyn Wallen, and many others.
He has two duo projects that are particularly close to his heart: with lutenist Jonas Nordberg and with fiddler and composer Cleek Schrey. 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.