Ap'ta heri tou Dimitri (From Dimitri's Hands): For Dimitris Hill

Translated title of the contribution: From Dimitri's Hands

Richard Fay (Composer)

Research output: Non-textual formComposition


Originally composed in 2010, and named in Greek, this tune is in honour of the poet and instrument-maker Dimitris Hill, a chance to say "efharisto poli" for the wonderful laouto (Cretan lute) he made for me in his Mani home. It is one of a kind, as he is too. Crafted in his workshop in a village returning from silence and absence to the gentle sounds of renewed habitation, this laouto now holds pride of place in our Manchester home.

from Helix: Music for Hard Times, released January 1, 2020
Composed by: Richard Fay
Recording, mixing, mastering: Sam Gee

Katherine Blumer (clarinet)
Bob Dinn (trumpet)
James Heathcote (cello)
Mabon Jones (violin)
Sarah Keirle (viola)
Jemima Kirkland (flute)
Dan Mawson (bass clarinet)
Sheila Seal (piano)
Nina Semertzidou (violin)
Delia Stevens (percussion)
Sophie Sully (double bass)
Imogen Trinder (flute)
Ange Usher (tenor banjo)
Translated title of the contributionFrom Dimitri's Hands
Original languageGreek
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020
Eventother; 1824-01-01 - Recorded in the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, University of Manchester
Duration: 1 Jan 1824 → …


  • Helix
  • ethno-classical


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