a.k.a. Ψαρονίκος I Psaronikos] I Αρχάγγελος της Κρήτης I Archangel of Crete I Nikolaos Xylouris.
Cretan artist [Singer, Writer, Composer, Cretan Lyra player] born on July 7th, 1936 at Anogeia, Crete, Greece in a traditional family with many Cretan Lyra players, Ψαραντώνης and Γιάννης Ξυλούρης are his brothers.
His first live performances at the age of 17 were at at Kastro folk music-restaurant in Heraklion, Crete. He performed all over the world and in 1966 and won the first prize in the San Remo folk music festival, In 1971 awarded by the Academy Charles Cross of France for his performance in the Cretan Rizitika songs album with G. Markopoulos.
He made collaborations and renders of/ with Poets, Composers Singers etc. such as Νίκος Γκάτσος, Γιάννης Ρίτσος, Τάνια Τσανακλίδου, Σταύρος Ξαρχάκος, George Seferis, Γιάννης Μαρκόπουλος, Κώστας Βάρναλης Διονύσιος Σολωμός As Communist he fought the Greek military hunta of 1967–74
He died on 8th February 1980 in Piraeus from a brain tumor, and is buried in the First Cemetery of Athens.
His wife Ουρανία Ξυλούρη still continues to the record shop that he first rented in 1978 in Athens.
Νίκος Ξυλούρης Discography
- 32 Vocals
- 23 Instruments & Performance
- 37 Writing & Arrangement
- 1 Featuring & Presenting
- 2 Acting, Literary & Spoken