Greek music: online concert with Ilias Horeftakis – 24th January

Ilias HoreftakisFree online concert on 24th January, 18.00 – 20.00 – Online via Facebook Live
At a time when we cannot meet and socialise, or have fun as before,  these two hours with the company of Ilias Horeftakis will certainly be a very pleasant break.

Live broadcast of a two hours’ music program with Ilias Horeftakis and his band (on invitation of the Gavalomouri Cultural Association “Holy Trinity”).

Ilias Horeftakis: violin – mandola – vocals,Ilias Horeftakis
Nikos Vroulakis: lute,
Michalis Kallergis: lute – vocals,
Diamantis Kosidekakis: guitar  and
Costas Frantzeskakis: percussion.

For those who do not know the Cretan musician Ilias Horeftakis:

Ilias Horeftakis was born to Stefanos and Anastasia in Horeftiana near Chania, Crete, in 1972.  He ‘fell in love’ with music at a very early age, following a family tradition and the example of his grandfather Nikos Harhalis. He started violin lessons at the age of 12 with Michalis Kounelis.
Kostas Papadakis, also known as “Naftis” (sailor),  taught Ilias not only the art, but also the history and origins of the Cretan music.
Ilias played his first glendi  (Greek cultural festival) at the age of 13. Since then, he has performed repeatedly throughout Crete and the rest of Greece, as well as in the United States on many occasions.  His first album, “Paraxena minimata” (Strange messages), was released in 1998.





I'm Austrian living in Tavronitis, love nature, music, good books, sunsets, the sea, travelling, socializing and more. I came to Crete as a student in the early 70s, exploring the west and southwest of the island with friends by motorbike. When you are young everything is important and, there are lots of things to do...I did. Job, family,children, travelling the world. But I never lost my love for Crete for a minute. And six years ago I ended up in this convenient corner of Crete, not only for holidays, but to stay and haven't regretted it for a minute.