Past Dates

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Museums at Night - 6.00 pm
The Roman Baths, Abbey Church Yard, Bath,
Bath, Somerset BA1 1LZ
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1225 477785
Price: £16.50 (Adults)

Between 6 pm - 6.45 pm on 18th May 2018, as part of the annual "Museums at Night" festival in the UK, I will have the honour, once again, to be performing my lyres and kithara beside the eerie, ancient setting of the 1st century Great Bath at the the world-famous Roman Baths at Bath Spa - whose haunting acoustics will be further enhanced by evocative, flickering torchlight...

For full details regarding all ticket prices, please see:

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

European Festival of Latin and Greek - Ovid's Metamorphoses - 9.00 am GMT
The University of Oxford
High Street, Oxford OX1 4AU
United Kingdom
+44 01865 276051
Price: FREE!

As part of the European Festival of Latin and Greek, the Department of Classics at the University of Oxford has organised a reading of Book X of Ovid's Metamorphoses in Magdalen College's historic chapel at 9.00 am - which, to most properly set the authentic, ancient classical world theme desired for the event, I have been invited to perform the background music on my kithara and tortoise shell lyre!

Quoting from the Oxford University Facebook Events Page, this event aims to create:

"A magical metamorphosis of the Magdalen Chapel into a temple of Orphic song. A group of Oxford poets and translators will be performing Book 10 of Ovid's epic poem, as part of an international festival of Latin and Greek. Come in from the frost for tales of grief, incest, joy and jealousy..."

A free PDF of a poster about the event, can be downloaded here

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Gift of Gods III - Luthieros Ancient Greek Lyre Concert - 7.30pm
Leof. Stratou 2,
Thessaloniki 546 21, Macedonia
+30 231 330 6400
Price: FREE

I am delighted to announce my second Luthieros ancient Greek lyre promotional concert, live in the Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki, Greece!

Below are some photos taken at my first international lyre concert, at the first Luthieros "Gift of Gods" promotional festival, October 2015:

Here is the official promotional video about the new event, "Gift of Gods III" - to shortly be broadcast on national Greek television:

Here are all the details of the day's events (as translated into English from the information in Greek, provided in the YouTube video description of the event):

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Ancient Bendir Learning Workshop (percussion)
Nikos Varelas (professional musician - percussionist)
11:00 - 13:00, Hall of Merkouri, Museum of Byzantine Culture

Workshop for the Learning of the Ancient Greek Lyra
Jordan Koumartzis (professional musician)
15:00 - 17:00, Hall of Merkouri, Museum of Byzantine Culture

Hermes: the incarnation of music and the anomalous nature of harmony
George Saratsis (Professor of Physical Education, author)
18:00 - 19:00, Hall of Merkouri, Museum of Byzantine Culture

Presentation of Seikilo Xanthi
19:00 - 19:30, Hall of Merkouri, Museum of Byzantine Culture

Ancient Musical Wanderings
Michael Levy (British musician, best-known ancient lyre player worldwide)
19:30 - 20:30, Hall of Merkouri, Museum of Byzantine Culture


Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Greco-Roman Themed Lyre Performances - 10.30 am - 4.30 pm
Yate Heritage Centre
Yate, Bristol BS37 5BG
United Kingdom
+44 01454 862200
Price: FREE!

I am pleased to announce that I will be performing Greco-Roman-themed lyre throughout the day at the Yate Heritage Centre's "Here Come the Romans" event on 1st July, between 10.30 am - 4.30 pm GMT.

I will be performing at both 12pm and 2pm.


Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Seminar and Live Performance - 2pm
The Stockholm Cathedral Parish Hall
Price: 120,00 kr

I will be hosting a seminar and live performance at the The Stockholm Cathedral Parish Hall

Tickets: SEK 120

Admittance: 15 min before the seminar...

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Sunday, October 4th, 2015

The Gift of Gods: Music in Ancient Greece - 18:00-19:30
The Tabya Artspace (Melenikou 14)
Price: FREE

Michael Levy’s live performance will be the high point of the 3rd day of the festival “The Gift of Gods: Music in Ancient Greece”, which will take place, between Friday the 2nd and Sunday the 4th of October and will include an “Ancient Greek Instruments” Exhibition, lectures & discussions, live performances by top musicians, workshops on how to construct ancient Greek lyres, and music workshops on playing ancient drums and lyres:

Check out the full events list at:

For full details, please email your inquires to:

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Roman-Themed Lyre Music Event - 11.00 - 16.00
High St
Caerleon, Newport, Monmouthshire NP18 1AE
Wales, United Kingdom
+44 01633 422518
Price: FREE

I will be performing Roman-themed music on a selection of my lyres and give historical talks about the instruments throughout the day at this unique site of Roman ruins and re-constructed Roman baths, alongside other Roman-themed activities such as Roman hairdressing!

I will also be performing the following day, 23rd August at the same scheduled times...

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Museums at Night - Time of Show to be Announced
The Roman Baths, Abbey Church Yard, Bath,
Bath, Somerset BA1 1LZ
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1225 477785
Price: Price of Show to be Announced

Laudate Apollo deus omnipotens! I have just been invited to perform once again at the awesome Roman Baths at Bath Spa, as part of their annual "Museums at Night" festival on Friday 15th May, 2015!!

I will be performing on both my new awesome 'Lyre of Apollo', handmade in Greece by Luthieros Music Instruments in addition to demonstrating once again, the powerful harp-like tone of my Marini 'Davidic Harp' lyre - the exotic, ancient timbres of these beautiful lyres shall once again be bouncing off genuine, 1st century Roman stone...

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Museums at Night - 8.00 pm GMT
The Roman Baths, Abbey Church Yard, Bath,
Bath, Somerset BA1 1LZ
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1225 477785
Price: £15 through Bath Box Office which includes a glass of wine or soft drink and admission to the Roman Baths Museums at Night event on Friday 16 May from 8pm-10pm (last entry 9pm)

Sit laus Deo Apollini! For the third year in succession, I will be having the pleasure of playing my lyre, live at the world famous Roman Baths at Bath Spa! This concert and talk, held between 8 pm - 10 pm on Friday 16th May 2014, will form part of the annual "Museums at Night" festival. I will be performing my lyre in the amphitheatre below the incredibly evocative Gorgon's Head at the Temple Pediment of Sulis Minerva:

From my experience of playing in this location for the previous two years, I have discovered that this particular position, in this amazingly preserved building provides the most incredible natural reverb...with the sound of my lyre literally bouncing off all the walls & floors of authentic 1st century Roman stone! This has just got to be the most incredible venue to attempt to bring back to life, the lost music of ancient Rome...

I will also be giving talks in between my recital, all about how my obsession with the lyre & ancient music first began, the fascinating historical background & research behind my attempts to bring back to life the music of antiquity, as well as a demonstration of some fascinating ancient lyre playing techniques which I have used in my many recordings.

The incredible Great Bath will also be torch-lit and there will be a bar - I shall look forward to hopefully meeting some of you lovely lyre music fans there on the night!

Friday, September 13th, 2013

A Roman Feast from The Classical Cookbook - 18.30–20.30
Great Russell St
London WC1B 3DG
+44 020 7323 8990
Price: £35

Live lyre music, to set the mood for a three-course meal inspired by Roman cuisine from "The Classical Cookbook" by Andrew Dalby and Sally Grainger.


With its subtle mix of sweet and sour flavours, its fragrant herbs, cheesecakes and red wines, the cuisine of the ancient Mediterranean is sure to whet the appetite of every modern gourmet.


Sample authentic recipes, translated and adapted for modern dining. The authors will give a short introduction to the dishes, painting a vibrant picture of living, wining and dining in the ancient world.


£35, includes glass of Prosecco on arrival, booking essential


Booking: or Tel. (+44) 020 7323 8990

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Roman Extravaganza Evening - 7.30pm
Chalton Lane
Charlton, Hampshire PO8 0BG
+44 023 9259 8838
Price: £15

The "Roman Extravaganza Evening" is held at Buster Ancient Farm - a unique replica Iron Age site:

"this ancient farm displays ongoing constructions of Iron Age buildings based on real sites, crops from prehistory and rare breeds of animals." 

The event also features authentic Roman food, by ancient food expert, Sally Grainger, co-author of the "The Classical Cook Book"

A poster about the event can be freely downloaded and shared here


How to get there:

Public transport:

The nearest railway station is Petersfield. The number 38 bus towards Waterlooville/Havant/Clanfield leaves from outside the station. Get off at the Hampshire Hog Pub and we are a half-mile walk over the A3M and down the road towards Chalton.

If you prefer to take a taxi:

Petersfield Taxis: 01730 303030

Petersfield station taxi rank: 0845 600 0650

5 Ways Cars: 01730 260442

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Free Lunchtime Recital - 1pm
Cathedral Close
Brecon, Powys LD3 9DP
+44 01874 623857
Price: FREE!

How to get there:


Brecon Cathedral

The Cathedral Office

The Cathedral Close




Tel 01874 623857




The town of Brecon is situated on the main A40 trunk road, midway between Abergavenny to the East and Llandovery to the West. It is also accessible from the South (Cardiff) via the A470 and the North East (Builth Wells, Hay On Wye, Hereford etc.) via the A470 and the A465. The Cathedral is situated on the B4520 and is well signposted as you enter the town - just follow the brown signs.

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Life & Death in Pompeii & Herculaneum - 6.15pm - 9pm
The British Museum, Great Russell St
London WC1B 3DG
Price: Free Event for British Museum Members Only

As part of a British Museum Members only evening event based on the exhibitions "Life & Death in Pompeii & Herculaneum" & "Silver Service - Fine Dining in Roman Britian", I will be performing on my lyre, my evocation of the lost music of ancient Rome, in the Great Court of the British Museum, between 6.15pm to 9pm.





Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Roman Baths by Torchlight - 6pm - 9pm
The Roman Baths, Abbey Church Yard, Bath,
Bath, Somerset BA1 1LZ
+44 (0)1225 477785
Price: £12.75

For the second year, as part of the UK "Museums at Night" festival, I will once more be giving a detailed talk about my lyre music & be performing my recreations of the lost music of ancient Rome in the wonderfully evocative setting of the Roman Baths at Bath Spa:

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

The Chester Roman Festival - 10am - 5pm
Chester Amphitheatre & Grosvenor Park
Chester, Cheshire CH1 1RF
+44 0845 241 7868
Price: FREE!

I am delighted to announce that I will be playing my lyre at the amazing Chester Roman Festival, held between 2nd - 3rd June 2012...


I will be performing my lyre for the awesome Roman-themed compositions written by Maryanne & Michael Tedstone of Manike Music whom I have  recently recorded with, along with other musicians forming "The Orpheus Project", at the legendary George Martin Air Edel Studio, for their forthcoming epic Roman-themed album, "SPQR" which will be licenced for use in film & television by the renowned  Felt Music Sound Library:



The gig will also being filmed by Orion Television, for a forthcoming BBC 4 documentary series on the compositions of  Manike Music, themed around music through the ages!


The program of events for the Chester Roman Festival 2012 are as follows: 





The amphitheatre will provide the venue for the ‘live action’ performances...

11.00am – Military drills
12.00pm – March of all Roman Legions through Chester City Centre, starting from Grosvenor Park
1.30pm – Celts & Ancient Britons display
2.00pm – Kids Army enter and surprise the Celts & Britons!
2.40pm – Roman legions enter and show formation and drills
3.30pm – The Gladiator battles – fighting for their honor to finish the day’s activities



On Saturday and Sunday, there’ll be a host of period crafts, traders and events as the park becomes home to the biggest Roman living history encampment in Europe".

Entertainment in the park runs from 10.00am - 5.00pm. During the course of each day there will be displays of music and dance from the Roman Empire, from the dance troupes Ya Raqs and Maysoon, and from the Morcccan dancer Nawara. Live music will be provided by Arabic musicians Mazaj with Roman music from Manike Music.

Living History Displays from the Celts and Romans - everything from the might of the Roman Military, to a Celtic warrior, through to a Roman Fashion Show. There will be a chance to sign up for a special Ya Raqs dance workshop; dress up like a Roman or an Egyptian; or even have a henna tattoo. Roman musician and Storyteller, Ruth Moore-Williams will keep the whole day moving, so there will be something for everyone.

ALSO - Internationally recognised authors, Ben Kane, Ruth Downie, Manda Scott, Anthony Richies, Russ Whitfield and Robert Fabbri will be present all weekend in the Roman Village selling and signing their best-selling books.

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Roman Sensations - 8.30pm
The Roman Baths, Abbey Church Yard, Stall Street
Bath, Somerset BA1 1LZ
+44 (0)1225 477785
Price: FREE!

The event is scheduled to take place as part of the "Museums at Night" initiative  on Saturday 19th May, from approx. 8.30 pm -11.00pm. The broad subject of the evening is "Roman Sensations" , based around 3 themes: Muses (music and literature), The Senses, and Appetite...


The Museum will be open until 11.00pm, allowing visitors the chance to experience the Bath's by torchlight. They will be offering food and wine tasting, the opportunity to dress up and be photographed in Roman clothing, the chance to try Roman perfumes, to listen to Roman poetry and storytelling, and to listen to my evocation of Roman music.


I will be providing live lyre music for the event - playing by the Great Baths, providing background ambience to the visitor's experience, and performing for an audience in a more intimate indoor space 


I will also be providing an improvised "bardic accompaniment" to some storytelling and giving a talk about my music and instruments...

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Festival of British Archaeology - 15.15
World Museum, William Brown St.
Liverpool, Merseyside L3 8EN
+ 44 151 478 4393
Price: Free

My ancient Egyptian & Greek lyre music is to feature in a display at Liverpool Planetarium! "Ancient Skies" is part of the museums celebration of the Festival of British Archaeology which runs from 16th – 29th of July. It will be on at 3.15 from the 16th – 24th, and then at 2.45 from 25th – 29th. My music is the background to this show, which demonstrates how the night sky once looked like in Antiquity...

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