Thursday 21st December 2017

"I knew as soon as I saw Boris's instruments that the Churchfitters were going to be interesting. However, on watching their set,

I can honestly say that they are the most musically inventive quartet that I have seen in decades.

They received a standing ovation from the festival. Go and see them and you will understand why.

A must.”


Fairport COnvention

We are absolutely delighted to be able to present Churchfitters as our Christmas event. This will be a Christmas show like no other; it will blow away those Christmas shopping blues, and get you into the festive spirit. Expect the unexpected and delight in fantastic musicianship and perhaps a little bit of craziness!

The Churchfitters is a folk band like no other. A bass guitar made out of a frying pan. Heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw. Foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock bouzouki. And traditional tunes reinvigorated with mesmerising jazz sax.

The three virtuoso musicians from England and France strut their stuff on a stage that bristles with instruments - adding flute, banjo, dulcimer, tin whistle, guitar, ukulele, stand up dustbin bass and a sackful of percussion to their ensemble. And let’s not forget the unique ‘bing-bong’ machine made out of hack-saw blades.

Throw in some exquisite harmonies, a slew of startlingly original songs and a few jokes that create instant rapport and you’ve got a high energy show that always leaves audiences cheering. How do you adequately describe such a musically diverse, uplifting band?


You leave it to Mike Harding, a self-confessed ‘huge, huge fan’. He calls them 'totally brilliant and beautiful'.

Event Details

cost: £17.50

date: Thursday 21st December 2017

time: Doors 6:45pm - Event Start 7:30pm

venue: All Saints Hall, The Green, Upper Poppleton, York, YO26 6DD