Dead Rat Orchestra set for Atlow, Derbyshire gig

Dead Rat Orchestra will be bringing their avant-folk song to Derbyshire as they play Atlow Village Hall, near Ashbourne this Saturday (12 August).

Support will come from solo guitarists C Joynes and Nick Jonah Davis for an evening of avant folksong.

The Dead Rat Orchestra are one of the UK’s most innovative folk ensembles. Their work has been performed, installed and experienced across Europe, North America and the Middle East, and their soundtracks have featured on BBC Television and at Tate Modern. They have toured and performed internationally with the likes of Martin Carthy, Godspeed! You Black Emperor, Pere Ubu, Silver Mount Zion, Eric Chenaux, Silver Apples and Baby Dee.

Aside from their own unique performances, they have composed works for performance by the London Contemporary Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia and the Ukranian Conservertoire, and collaborated with The Pitt Rivers Museum.

C Joynes, a guitarist from Cambridge, has been noted as a successor to Davey Graham while Nick Jonah Davis, a solo instrumental guitarist based in rural Derbyshire has been described by Wire magazine as producing ‘visionary stuff’, while Dusted note that …he invites the listener into a world bounded by the resonance of his tunings and the vividness of his evolving melodies’. 

Tickets are available at £5. More details on Facebook here.

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