The Churchfitters *

The Churchfitters *

31st January 2022

Tickets for the original date are valid for the new one.
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Why “Churchfitters”? Nobody knows! They’re not fitters and have absolutely nothing to do with churches.

The name’s origin is lost in the mists of time but there is one aspect that suits them perfectly - its quirkiness. When your array of instruments includes a motorcycle petrol tank, a musical saw and a Mercedes Benzouki made from hubcaps there’s little point worrying if the name makes sense! Saucepan dulcimer, glass harp, Bing-Bong machine and magic boots all join some more conventional instruments (fiddle, banjo, sax and whistle to name a few) to back Rosie Short’s sublime voice.

These three flamboyant characters present their uplifting and entertaining show with a unique dynamism and describe their music as “Folk Unlimited”. Mike Harding calls it “Brilliant and beautiful” while Dave Pegg says they are “The most musically inventive group I’ve seen in decades”.

Support... Park and Ride. Peter Nice (Nelson) - guitar, bass, vocals and Cara Bruns - keyboards and vocals - are versatile musicians who are well known locally in diverse other formations – for example Surfquake, and the Hosepipe band. Nelson has, on occasions, played with the Churchfitters.

Tickets £13 / £12 concessions.
Doors open 7.45pm.
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