“Music is the language of my dialogue with that which I perceive to be sacred”

Ross Daly

Ross Daly has traveled the world, mainly in the Middle East, Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent, studying various forms of local music traditions. In 1982 he established an educational institution called Labyrinth Musical Workshop, which  since 2002 is situated in the village of Houdetsi, on the island of Crete.  Seminars and "master-classes" are conducted every year at Labyrinth with some of the greatest teachers of traditional music from around the world. It is a meeting point for musicians and students and is recognized as the leading institution in Greece today, in the field of education of modal and traditional music in general.

Daly has released more than 35 albums of his own compositions and of his own arrangements of traditional melodies collected during his travels.

Ross Daly is the originator of the term Contemporary Modal Music, which refers to contemporary compositional works which draw their influences and inspiration from the broader world of Modal musical traditions which are found primarily (although not exclusively) in the vast geographical region between Western Africa and Western China.

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UPCOMING SEMINARS and CONCERTS 2018-2019 (view full calendar here)

March 4-9, seminar “Structure and Phrasing of makams”,  @Labyrinth Musical Workshop , Houdetsi, Crete, GREECE
March 8, with Kelly Thoma, Stelios Petrakis, Aris Kornelakis and Aleix Tobias Sabater @ Labyrinth Musical Workshop , Peza Municipal Concert Hall, Heraklion, Crete, GREECE
March 21, w/Kelly Thoma, Peppe Frana,Francesco Savoretti,  ITALY
March 28, LUNAR , Stockholm, SWEDEN

April 9-18 seminar @Labyrinth Catalunya, Cardedeu, SPAIN
April 22-28 seminar @Labyrinth Sicily , ITALY
April 29-May 5, seminar @Labyrinth Cyprus, Nicosia, CYPRUS

May 23-31, New England tour w/Mike Harrist, Tev Stevig, Ross Daly, USA
5/23 Thursday - Folklife Center at Crandall Library - Glens Falls, NY 
5/24 Friday - Stone Church, Bellows Falls, VT
5/25 Saturday - Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar, Nashua, NH (w/ John Hughes)
5/26 Sunday - St. Lawrence Center for the Arts, Portland ME (w/ Zapion)
5/28 Tuesday - Club Passim, Cambridge, MA (possible w/ Sawaari)
5/30 Thursday - Race Brook Lodge Big Barn - Sheffield, MA (w/ Maria Manousakis)
5/31 Friday -  Brandon Music, Brandon, VT

June 3-8 , seminar @Labyrinth Toronto, CANADA
June 23, SEYIR (w/ Kelly Thoma, Yurdal Tokcan, Goksel Baktagir, Zohar Fresco) @ Istanbul Festival, TURKEY
June 30, Ross Daly Quintet (w/Kelly Thoma, Vagelis Karipis, Giorgis Manolakis, Pavlos Spyropoulos) @ Theatro Anatolikis Tafrou, Chania, Crete, GREECE

July 3-7, @Forde Festival Ross Daly Quintet (w/Kelly Thoma, Zohar Fresco, Giorgis Manolakis, Pavlos Spyropoulos), Forde, NORWAY

September 16-20, @ the Gothenburg University, Resident Artist in the World Music Department, SWEDEN

October 29-November 2, @ the Gothenburg University, Resident Artist in the World Music Department, SWEDEN

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