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Friday 27th January 2023

"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

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” 

Event Details

cost: £20

date: Friday 27th January 2023

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

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


Event Details
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