Labyrinth Musical Workshop

The Musical Workshop of Labyrinth was established in 1982 by Ross Daly, and is focused on initiating young musicians to a creative approach towards traditional musical idioms from around the world. Labyrinth has been housed in an old, beautifully renovated building in the village of Houdetsi (20 km from Heraklion) since 2002, in collaboration with the Municipality of Nikos Kazantzakis, and under the artistic direction of Ross Daly.

In Labyrinth one can also see a permanent exhibition of traditional musical instruments from across the world, such as are considered social, historical and cultural expressions of their country of origin.

The collections of this museum, shed light on traditional kinds of music from Antiquity until today.

Labyrinth is essentially a centre for research as well as a musical school,where musicians can deepen their knowledge of performing traditional instruments. It targets the preserving of musical traditions from around the world, by cultivating the knowledge of music and also by helping new musicians become known and, most importantly, to practice and interact with other musicians. In this spirit, Seminars and Master Classes are organized, while the Houdetsi Festival, one of the most important musical festivals of Crete, is held here every summer, as well as other concerts.

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  • location Houdetsi, 71000, Archanes, Heraklio
  • museum type Folk, Music
  • exhibits Musical Instruments
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Tel.: +30 2810-741027

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