The music-loving village of Kimpton, still reeling from a night of musical mayhem from John Otway and Wild Willie Barrett, will be the venue for more brilliant but eccentric entertainment when the Churchfitters arrive on Saturday, February 2.
Mike Harding has described the Churchfitters as 'totally brilliant and beautiful'. Expect high-octane and often hilarious entertainment, featuring exquisite harmonies and startlingly original songs accompanied by foot-stompingly fast fiddle, mixed with infectious funk-rock bouzouki.
Virtuoso musicians, Rosie Short, Chris Short and Boris Lebret strut their stuff on stage, regaling audiences with flutes, banjos, guitars, dulcimer, scrap-metal bass guitars, the musical saw and every percussion instrument known to humankind.
The concert is a fundraiser for next year’s Kimpton Folk Festival on Saturday, July 6. Among the artists already booked for the village’s fourth festival are Nancy Kerr and James Fagan / Melrose Quartet, Edgelarks, Megson, Gilmore and Roberts, Alden, Patterson and Dashwood and Mishaped Pearls. More names will be announced soon, including top bands for a new dance-till-you-drop evening concert in the Memorial Hall.