The Churchfitters is a folk band like no other. With a double bass made out of a saucepan, heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw, foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock rhythms, traditional tunes are reinvigorated.
Virtuoso musicians Rosie and Chris Short, and Boris Lebret strut their stuff on a stage that bristles with instruments. Throw in some exquisite harmonies, a slew of original songs and a few jokes 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 their music ‘totally brilliant and beautiful’.
An award-winning centre for the arts opened in 2009 which functions as a community centre, a mixed use arts facility and a base for Goole Town Council. Featuring a theatre space, the building is regularly used for live events, cinema screenings, workshops and other activities.