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Ross Daly

PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:27 pm
by Chris P
Just saw Ross do an increasingly intense, exciting & beautiful set at the Barbican with a bigger group that included 2 of these musicians (Zohar & Kelly)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfwzXAlMRWc

I like the fiery rawness of this short clip although the sound quality's forced. Last night's gig came alive for me a few numbers in when Ross & Kelly both switched to Cretan lyra with Zohar on percussion, suddenly the heat & intensity went up (& I couldn't stop smiling). The gig then continued brilliantly from then on; one of the planets great musicians in the full sense of the word.

Here's another yet better 'un, this clip is sensational :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqopwYgOC7k

Ross Daly

PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:17 pm
by Philellinas
For more information on the man himself here is his official biography:-
http://www.rossdaly.gr/en/biography
Ross must have spent over half his life on Crete (not far from Asia Minor). He has been instrumental in the revival of paradosiaka (traditional music) and has helped nurture other talented musicians such as Kelly Thoma who is emerging as a performer in her own right. Sokratis Sinopoulos, who is probably the foremost lyra player in Greece of the younger generation, has also benefited from Ross's tutelage. The understanding between Ross and Kelly, teacher and pupil, was all too evident on Saturday night at the Barbican as they played without notes, as it were. Zohar Fresco all but stole the show with his subtle, inventive drum playing. If you can have a virtuoso percussionist he's the man. Thanks to the Barbican for luring Ross away from Crete.