Ross Daly is a tremendously talented world musician. He can play numerous instruments and is an expert in the modal system (among other things). He lives on Crete today and has for decades. He operates a music school in the village of Houdetsi just south of Herakleio where he offers advanced music seminars on all manner of topics.
This morning my Youtube feed gave me this great video, in which he’s playing one of his own songs, “Oi Amygdalies” (The Almond Trees) on a boulgari (which is similar to the saz). Take a look–it’s a great song from a great musician on a beautiful instrument:
“Ross Daly with bulgari constructed by Nikos Koukoulitakis plays his own song “Oi amygdalies” in (Sol-Do-Re) tuning. The instrument featured in this video is available for purchase at the Nikos Xilouris Shop – Museum of Greek Folk Instruments (Athens, Greece) and online athttp://greekinstruments.xilouris.gr“