Ross Daly's journey in the music of the world is inseparable from the course of his life. Of Irish descent, born in England, he traveled as a child with his family around the world and soon his deep interest in music emerged. His first instrument was the cello, which he studied in his childhood years in America. He later began studying the classical guitar in Japan at the age of eleven. The late sixties found him in San Francisco, where having experienced both the classical discipline and the air of freedom and experimentation of the time, he first encountered Eastern musical tradition which completely changed his life. Of particular interest to him was Indian Classical music which was destined to be the first non‐western tradition that he actively studied. The ensueing years found him travelling extensively studying a variety of instruments and traditions. At that time his main emphasis was on Indian and Afghani music.