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The Churchfitters

March 04, 2024

Tickets £14.50 / £13.50 concessions
Doors open 7.30pm, gig starts at 8pm
This show is for a seated audience

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: Gwendal Moële and Paul Riley
Gwendal and Paul are well known at the Folk Club and locally for performing French ‘chansons’ in French and English versions. Gwendal is renowned for his rich ‘Gallic’ voice and Paul accompanies on acoustic guitar in a variety of styles.


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Mon, March 4
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Church St, CO1 1NF Colchester, United Kingdom


Colchester Arts Centre