Giorgos Xylouris
Giorgos_XylourisGiorgos Xylouris is the son of Psarantonis, one of Crete's best known and most innovative musicians, as well as being the nephew of Nikos Xylouris, widely considered to be one of the greatest singers in the history of Cretan music. Nikos Xylouris was certainly a figure of enormous significance, and he was the one destined to introduce Cretan music to the rest of the world with his outstanding renditions of the highly demanding and uniquely beautiful rizitika songs which gained him international recognition. Giorgos Xylouris started studying the laouto as a very young child under the guidance of his uncle Psarogiannis, Crete's foremost laouto-player at the time. From the age of eleven he was already accompanying his father at village celebrations and weddings, as well as participating in recordings. Giorgos also spent 8 years in Australia during which time he broadened his horizons through contact with musicians of other cultures. He has frequently participated in the projects of Ross Daly which incorporate musicians from Tuva, India, Iran and Afghanistan and he is today considered to be one of Crete's foremost singers and instrumentalists.
 

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(02/24/15) “7Fish” new cd by Kelly Thoma

If music is an endless ocean of possibilities, this collection is but 7 such...plus one. Eight new compositions by Kelly Thoma rising from the depths of the ocean of music. Influenced by various modal traditions, Kelly and eleven exceptional musi...
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(09/26/14) The Other Side

After a long pause from recording, Ross Daly presents us with his new, self-released album, entitled “The other side” (August 2014). Featuring some of his closest collaborators of the past 10 years, the album is comprised of nine original composi...
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(02/06/10) “Anamkhara” by Kelly Thoma

Kelly Thoma's debut album entitled "Anamkhara" has been recently released. The word Anamkhara derives from the Irish Gaelic language and means "friend of the soul". ...
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(11/03/09) Ross Daly Seminar at Labyrinth

Ross Daly Music Group Seminar at Labyrinth Musical Workshop December 3-8, 2009 register at info@labyrinthmusic.gr tel: 00302810741027   ...
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