Carnegie Hall presents in partnership with Robert Browning Associates
Friday, December 4, 2015 at 8:30pm
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Seventh Avenue between 57th and 56th Street, NYC
Ross Daly is a virtuoso on the Cretan lyra, a small, pear-shaped bowed lute which has traditionally been the principal instrument for the accompaniment of dance and epic songs. One of the world’s foremost experts on the musical traditions of Crete, Daly is of Irish descent and has lived on the island of Crete in Greece for the last 35 years. In addition to the Cretan lyra, he also plays a range of stringed instruments from the Middle East, Central Asia, and India. His compositions reflect a deep knowledge and love of modal music and draw inspiration from Cretan folk music, Turkish classical music, and Azeri and Afghan music. He is joined by Kelly Thoma (Cretan lyra) and Marijia Katsouna (percussion).