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The Cut – Dead Rat Orchestra Canal Tour @ Holywell Music Room, Oxford
Monday 4 August 2014, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
£10 / £7 (concessions)
Raw, elemental and poignant and with a love of adventure, Dead Rat Orchestra’s performances feature flailing axes, sweat, salt and sawdust, throbbing harmonium, grinding fiddle and 2000 shards of micro-tuned steel cast to the floor in cascading, shimmering joy.
This summer Dead Rat Orchestra undertakes a unique tour, travelling exclusively by waterway from London to Bristol mooring up and performing as they go. It’s a 273-mile odyssey, rekindling songs and sounds of the canal, adventuring into a way of life. The trio will eat, sleep and live on the canal, navigating the waterways themselves exploring canal heritage and conjuring the creation of new stories and songs.
Renowned for their vivid performances and an experimental approach to folk and roots, The Cut tour presents a new challenge for the trio – a barge and the canals themselves provide a slow moving base from which the music will take form.
More information at www.ocmevents.org/ocm/events/thecutdeadratorchestracanaltour