Cretan Lyra (Kelly Thoma)

Kelly Thoma, has been studying the Lyra with alongside Ross Daly since 1995. This means that she has worked intensively on the repertoire, the sound quality, as well as the future possibilities of this instrument.

In this seminar, Kelly Thoma will share with her students the knowledge which she has acquired over the years from Ross Daly as well as from other master musicians of various different traditions who have significantly influenced her musical world. She will analyze techniques, traditional and contemporary repertoire, as well as certain ways of working delicately and carefully with certain aspects of harmony which facilitate the playing of two or more such lyras together. This is something which she has been working on with Ross for the last 10 years.

There will be a limited number of spare instruments available for those students who don’t have a lyra of their own. If you need to borrow one for the seminar please write it down in your application form!


  • Monday: 17/20
  • Tuesday- Friday: 10/13 – 16/19
  • Saturday: 10/13

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