Tibetan monks land record deal and Glastonbury set

The monks have landed a record deal with Decca. Picture: Decca/ PA
The monks have landed a record deal with Decca. Picture: Decca/ PA
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HEY hey, they’re the monks. A group of Tibetan holy men could be bringing Nirvana back to the charts after signing a global record deal.

The Gyuto Monks, whose oldest member is 78, have landed a record contract with Decca and are to perform at Glastonbury Festival next month.

The group is based in Dharamsala in northern India, and they have performed around the world.

They last performed in the UK in 1973 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, but over the years have been seen at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and toured the US with The Grateful Dead.

The oldest member, Lobsang Tsering, was among 80 Gyuto monks when he fled his homeland in the wake of the upheaval in Tibet in 1959.

Their new album, Chants: The Spirit of Tibet, was recorded at their monastery.