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  • Ngawang Lodup | Musicport Festival
    the north eastern corner of the Tibetan Plateau known for fine horses wild grasslands and nomadic culture Ngawang learnt his unique repertoire of mountain songs from an early age listening to his mother singing during the day as she carried him on her back while tending yak and sheep herds Every evening his musical education would continue when his family sat shared stories about noble Tibetan heroes defeating cruel warlords and sang songs in praise of the Snow Mountains after which Ngawang s brothers instructed him in the ancient art of the Dramnyen six string lute In accordance with Tibetan tradition Ngawang joined Achok Gonpa Monastery and became a Monk when he was 14 years old studying the teachings of Gelugpa Yellow Hat Buddhism for five years Escaping Chinese repression in Tibet Ngawang de robed and finally settled in the UK in 2004 He has been performing across Europe for the past decade as a highly sought after singer amongst the Tibetan Diaspora in Europe appearing in Belgium Switzerland Austria Estonia and Ireland Ngawang s music was broadcast in April on BBC Radio 3 as part of BBC Introducing an initiative championing undiscovered music He played a session on the

    Original URL path: http://www.musicportfestival.com/ngawang_lodup (2016-02-09)
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  • Ed Higgins | Musicport Festival
    Read our latest newsletter Musicport 2016 countdown 255 days 9 hours until the start of Musicport 2016 21 23 Oct Connect with us Ed Higgins Melodeon Anglo concertina player erstwhile of Whitby Playing Rusty Shears Gin Palace On stage time

    Original URL path: http://www.musicportfestival.com/ed_higgins (2016-02-09)
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  • Tuppenny Blue | Musicport Festival
    form Search Read our latest newsletter Musicport 2016 countdown 255 days 9 hours until the start of Musicport 2016 21 23 Oct Connect with us Tuppenny Blue Original Whitby acoustic band with great following Playing Rusty Shears Gin Palace On

    Original URL path: http://www.musicportfestival.com/tuppenny_blue (2016-02-09)
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  • James Lattimer | Musicport Festival
    latest newsletter Musicport 2016 countdown 255 days 9 hours until the start of Musicport 2016 21 23 Oct Connect with us James Lattimer Folk blues that will melt your heart with its simple charm Playing Rusty Shears Gin Palace On

    Original URL path: http://www.musicportfestival.com/james_lattimer (2016-02-09)
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  • The Rattlin Sheiks | Musicport Festival
    latest newsletter Musicport 2016 countdown 255 days 9 hours until the start of Musicport 2016 21 23 Oct Connect with us The Rattlin Sheiks Country blues old time and swing from the 1920s 30s Playing Rusty Shears Gin Palace On

    Original URL path: http://www.musicportfestival.com/rattlin_sheiks (2016-02-09)
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  • Keith James: The Songs of Nick Drake | Musicport Festival
    disappeared into obscurity Now thanks to a massive resurgence of interest on a worldwide scale re evaluating his Life and his genius Nick Drake has become a National treasure An important book Remembered for a while has just been released written by his elder Sister Gabrielle Drake This expansive volume throws light on many shadowy corners of mystery and supposition A number of years have now passed since Singer Guitarist Keith James paralysed the whole Country with his stunningly beautiful series of concerts entitled The Songs of Nick Drake At the beginning of the project in 2001 he was the first artist ever to bring this immaculate and intriguingly fragile music to Theatres across the UK in its pure live concert form The end result was almost a decade of highly acclaimed tours amounting to over 1000 concerts in venues across the UK Ireland Holland France Italy and Spain including all of Nick s Schools and Colleges even Glastonbury Festival This new concert will have as far as can be possible a fresh and rewarding set list and will include a transcription of a poem by William Blake Nick s greatest influence and a song by Sixto Rodriguez an unusually

    Original URL path: http://www.musicportfestival.com/keith_james_sings_nick_drake (2016-02-09)
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  • Abdou Cissokho | Musicport Festival
    Search form Search Read our latest newsletter Musicport 2016 countdown 255 days 9 hours until the start of Musicport 2016 21 23 Oct Connect with us Abdou Cissokho Ace Gambian Kora player from Varldens Band Playing Rusty Shears Gin Palace

    Original URL path: http://www.musicportfestival.com/abdou_cissokho (2016-02-09)
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  • The Oxley-Meier Guitar Project | Musicport Festival
    with us The Oxley Meier Guitar Project A diverse blend of Turkish African latin jazz and folk influences from internationally acclaimed guitarists Two masterly guitarists although very different in style Oxley has been playing on the British jazz scene since 1997 with everyone from Stacey Kent to Gilad Atzmon while Meier originally from Switzerland has toured the world absorbing musical idioms en route The array of changing sounds moods and

    Original URL path: http://www.musicportfestival.com/oxley_meier_guitar_project (2016-02-09)
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