Riley Lee’s latest CD

Shakuhachi Sleep Music is a collaboration between John Cleworth and me. It is among my favourite recordings, which is saying something, considering I have released over 60 albums over the past 40 years. The label that...

Solo Shakuhachi Benefit Concert

  On 29 July, I will be giving giving a benefit concert (two seatings) for the Sydney Zen Centre. These concerts are in commemoration of the late Robert Aitken Roshi’s 100th birthday. The first sitting at...

Links fixed on Members Page

I’ve just fixed about 15 broken links on the Members Page. You should now be able to listen recordings to nearly forty pieces, mostly of the honkyoku that Sakai Chikuho II taught me in the early...

Shakuhachi and Harp

27 September 2015 Manly Art Festival Manly Art Gallery 4pm Riley Lee and Cliona Molins will perform in a concert featuring traditional Irish and Japanese music, and modern compositions for shakuhachi and harp. The venue is...

WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE

We hope that you enjoy our new website. All of the best parts of the old site (articles, Riley’s complete PhD thesis, reviews) have been retained. Here’s what’s new: The CD and DVD catalogues have been...

AUSTRALIAN SHAKUHACHI FESTIVAL 2015

Shakuhachi Enthusiasts: here is your chance to become even more enthusiastic! The Australian Shakuhachi Society has been holding ‘festivals’ or ‘intensive workshops’ since 1999. This year’s Festival will be held in Cleveland,... read more

Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards

A recording I did last year with slack key guitarist Jeff Peterson and taiko player Kenny Endo, called “Island Breeze” has been nominated for a Nā Hōkū Hanohano award. This is a very big deal in...

Trikaya performs in Brisbane

                  http://www.trybooking.com/GXPI TRIKAYA …in the between Meditations and Illuminations on the ‘Tibetan Book of the Dead’ 7:00pm Friday 20th February Queensland Academy for Crea... read more

New Additions to Members Page

    For shakuhachi players just starting to learn, I use a number of exercises, plus some Japanese folksongs, etc, all in Chikuho notation. This notation differs from the most common shakuhachi notation systems (Kinko and...