Ngawang Lodup

Traditional Tibetan  folk songs

Sat 28 May, 7.30pm

Ngawang Lodup

With support from Deep Cabaret featuring Jay Stilwell

BBC Radio 3 Introducing artist Ngawang comes from long line of famous Nomadic singers in the Amdo region of Tibet – a beautiful but harsh environment known for fine horses and wild grasslands. He plays traditional nomadic ballads and contemporary Tibetan folk songs performed on electric Mandolin & Dramnyen lute.

His family herded Yaks & sheep and taught Ngawang his unique repertoire of mountain songs from an early age and his brothers taught him the ancient art of the Dramnyen six-string lute which he smuggled into the Buddhist monastery which he was required to attend.

He brings with his music a remarkable story of leaving Tibet by walking alone for 18 days and 250 miles across the Himalayas to Kathmandu in Nepal to pursue a life where he could express himself freely.

Interest in Ngawang’s courageous back-story led to a very special invitation to "open” for the Dalai Lama prior to a public talk at the O2 Arena in September 2015. Further live shows across the UK followed in the autumn along with a debut Cassingle of his composition Gratitude and a BBC Music short film entitled From Buddhist Monk to Rock Star.


Deep Cabaret is now a 6 piece band. Ben McCabe plays drums, Matt Robinson bass and other clarinets, Paul Sherwood hurdy-gurdy and bagpipes, Maja Bugge cello & Jayson Stilwell overtoning & percussion. Steve Lewis, as ever, guitar & vocals.

Think desert blues improv with voices, hurdies, cello, pipes and reeds. Sparkling jazz, rooted fol, torching vocals and guitar played as only a drummer could.

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Tickets are available for the reduced rate of £10 (£7 concessions) in advance. On the night, tickets will cost £12 (£9 concessions). You can buy tickets in advance in three ways:
  • Click on Book below to buy online via our official ticket agents Brewery Arts Centre. Online tickets will add a booking fee of £1.50 per transaction.
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Phone and online bookings will close at 6pm on the day of the gig, any remaining tickets will be available on the door at The Hothouse.
  • You can buy tickets in person from our venue the Hothouse, The Brewery Arts Centre and from Morecambe Visitor Information Centre in the Platform.



(£7 concessions)