Location
Fleece Inn
The Cross
Bretforton
Nr Evesham
Worcester
WR11 7JE 

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  • Gordon Giltrap Sorry, currently sold out

    Gordon Giltrap
    Sun 29 April, 7.30pm, £15

    Gordon Giltrap returns to The Fleece Inn once again this spring. Giltrap is a brilliant folk artist with a timeless sound.

    His live gigs sell out every time and once again this April all money raised will be donated to the Tracy Sollis Leukemia Trust.
    Visit http://giltrap.co.uk/
     

  • Will Pound: Through the Seasons

    Wed 2 May, 8pm, £12
    A celebration of the year in folk dance, Through the Seasons gives audiences a chance to experience three exceptional musicians showcase beautiful arrangements of traditional dance tunes and songs, with Will’s innovative and playful style from all the joy of a summer’s festival to the thrill of a winter’s fireside rapper sword-dance. Will is joined by Benji Kirkpatrick (Bellowhead, Faustus, The Transports) and Ross Grant (Inlay). Debs Newbold weaves a captivating story through the music with a vibrancy and power that will leave audiences captivated.
     
    Together Will and his collaborators bring the morris and folk dance year to life, creating a unique and powerful experience in English culture for audiences of all ages.

  • Fleecey Folk: Hannah James ? Jigdoll

    Fleecey Folk: Hannah James
    Sunday 13th May, 8pm
    Tickets £12
    Jig Doll is a new project created by Hannah James. A rarity in folk music, Hannah is a singer, musician and innovative clog dancer. Jig Doll combines all of these disciplines in a beautiful new show exploring the life of the travelling player: sometimes exotic, sometimes frightening, it’s a world where home changes daily, and the only touchstones are the skills you carry with you, and the people you meet on the way.

  • A Flavour of the Fleece - Taste & Tour Evening

    Dates:
    Mon 14 May, Mon 9 July,
    5.45pm for 6pm, £20

    Join Nigel Smith, Landlord of the Fleece Inn, for a tour of our fascinating building, the artefacts and its long history.

    The evening starts at 5.45pm with complimentary tea & coffee, with a sit-down talk at 6pm.
    A 2-course meal is served at 6.30pm, in the pub, choose from our Fleecey Favourites menu.
     

  • Fleecey Folk - Imar

    Tuesday 15th May, 8pm
    Tickets £15

    A welcome return for Glasgow’s hottest folk property! Five-piece Ímar have created more than a bit of a stir in little over a year since their formation.

     
    The Irish and Manx flavoured quintet now present their debut album - Afterlight - released on January 27, 2017, at their official Celtic Connections debut in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. This ahead of a UK launch tour in April, and numerous summer festivals including Denmark’s legendary Tønder Festival where they were one of the first six names to be announced for its 2017 outing.
    With a line-up featuring members of Mànran, RURA, Talisk and Barrule, and a heavyweight collective haul of top prizes – including the 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, a BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, nine All-Ireland and eight All-Britain titles – the group’s formation embodies a personal reconnection with its members’ formative years, dating back long before their recent camaraderie around Glasgow’s justly celebrated session scene.
    Adam Brown (bodhrán), Adam Rhodes (bouzouki), Mohsen Amini (concertina), Ryan Murphy (uilleann pipes) and Tomás Callister (fiddle) share a strong background in Irish music – although only Murphy actually hails from Ireland; Rhodes and Callister are from the Isle of Man, whilst Amini is a Glasgow native, and Brown originally from Suffolk – and it is these foundations which underpin many of Ímar’s distinctive qualities, in both instrumentation and material.
    Ímar’s unmistakable synergy, however, centres on the overlapping cultural heritage between Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man. All three places once shared the same Gaelic language, and a similar, clearly potent, kinship endures between their musical traditions.
     
    “definitely an act to watch!” Songlines

  • Belshazzars Feast 2018 Sorry, currently sold out

     24 May 2018, 8pm,
    Rescheduled from December 2017

  • Romeo and Juliet

    Outdoor Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet

    Thursday 28th Jun, 7pm. Advance Tickets £15 (Under 18s £10)
     
    The HandleBards are the world’s first cycling theatre company. Before touring their “seriously silly” production of Romeo and Juliet around the world, they pedalled it 1500 miles around the UK by bicycle, with all the necessary set, props and costume in tow. Now, the show is back by popular demand – and, in usual HandleBards style, you can expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.
     
    Join the HandleBards’ all-female troupe in the beautiful Fleece orchard for Romeo and Juliet as you’ve never seen it before!
     
    And what’s the play about? Well – Romeo and Juliet fall in love, despite the fact that both their families hate each other. Hilarity ensues… Well, sort of.
     
    www.handlebards.com 

  • Fleecey Folk: Fara

    Fleecey Folk: Fara
    Thursday 25th Oct, 8:30pm
    Tickets £12
    Fara brings together four emerging musicians at the forefront of today’s young Scottish folk scene, Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price’s three fiddles and a piano, to produce a fiery sound rooted strongly in their upbringing among the music of Orkney.

  • Fleecey Folk: Churchfitters Christmas Cracker

    Sun 9 Dec, 8pm, £14
    The Churchfitters is a folk group like no other. A double bass made out of scrap metal. Heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw. Foot-stomping fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock rhythms. Their “Christmas Cracker” is a mouthwatering selection of favourites from their regular repertoire interlaced with traditional and original festive season songs which will see Christmas in with a bang, a paper hat-full of surprises, novelties – and some terrible jokes too!

     
    Christmas themed folk songs, carols and wassails are mixed with moments of shadow puppetry and pantomime-esque silliness to give an uplifting evening to raise the Christmas spirit. Unique home made instruments join more traditional ones on our stage to accompany Rosie's sublime vocals. Glass harp, musical saw, the Mercedes Benzouki and Boris in a tutu!

  • John Kirkpatrick

    John Kirkpatrick – Carolling & Crumpets

    Sunday 16th Dec, 8pm, £15
    Taking its title from John’s unforgettable song telling the Nativity story from the point of view of the animals in the stable, this show is a heart-warming look at the timeless rituals found in the folklore and folk music of England at Midwinter. John peels away the commercial gloss of modern Christmas to reveal the powerful pagan urges that race through us all at this time of year, and the life and death struggle that is symbolised in so many traditional songs and customs.
     
    And if that all sounds just a little too intense, then rest assured that the mysterious and murky goings-on in these magical songs of wassailing, wren-hunting, stirring the fire, and incessant feasting, all come dressed up in a glittering finery of toe-tapping tunes and cracking choruses. Add to the mixture a light-hearted smattering of hilarious original songs, a sprinkling of carols both familiar and unfamiliar, all stirred up with John’s usual panache and energy, and supported by his scintillating skill on a variety of squeeze-boxes, and you have an unbeatable recipe for having a rattling good sing, guaranteed to keep the spirits cheery and the cold at bay.
     
    www.johnkirkpatrick.co.uk

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