Nikos Ksilouris or Psaronikos, the Archangel of Crete Nikos Xilouris was a true Cretan artist. His smooth and passionate voice and stirring lyra playing touched possibly more Cretan and Greek hearts than any Cretan musicians before or.
Antonis Xylouris ( 1942-), nicknamed Psarantonis is a Greek composer, singer and performer of lyra, the bowed string instrument of Crete and most popular surviving form of the medieval Byzantine lyra. He comes from the mountainous village of Anogeia in Crete.In May 2005, Psarantonis performed at the World Music Institute's 20th anniversary benefit concert at Town Hall, New York. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ufk6ANyUASo, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jchl8iSV_i4