Fleece Inn
The Cross
Nr Evesham
WR11 7JE 

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  • 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: Talisk

    Fleecey Folk: Talisk
    Wednesday 31st Oct, 80pm, £12

    They’re back!
    In just four years, Scottish three-piece Talisk have stacked up several major awards for their pyrotechnic yet artfully woven sound – including Folk Band of the Year 2017 at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, and a 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award.
    Mohsen Amini – the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Musician of the Year 2018, Hayley Keenan and Graeme Armstrong meld concertina, fiddle and guitar seamlessly together, to produce a unique sonic force that has taken them to many corners of Europe, throughout the UK on headline tours, as well as to the USA, Canada and Australia, to unwavering acclaim.

  • Taste & Tour Nov18

     A Flavour of the Fleece – Taste & Tour Evening

    Monday 5th Nov, £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 in the medieval barn at 5.45pm for 6pm, 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: Tidelines

    Fleecey Folk: Tidelines

    Thursday 8th Nov, 08:00pm
    Tickets £12
    Tide Lines are 4 young guys originally from the Highlands of Scotland. Their roots run from Hebridean Islands to
    Lochaber through Alness and Lossiemouth to the West End and South Side of Glasgow.
    Forged from the literature and music of the areas they grew up in Tide Lines meld romantic, rural life with a
    record collection of classic American songwriters.
    Imagine, if you will, a 70’s Springsteen and an E-Street band of bagpipes and electronics.
    It’s a Tenth Avenue Freeze Out but not one made in New Jersey!

  • Sing Like A Bloke Workshop

    Sing Like A Bloke Workshop (For Blokes of All Genders)

    Saturday 8th Dec, 4:45pm, £10
    A Fistful of Spookies share the secret of how to sob like a man and why Georgians hardly open their mouths when they sing. You’ll also learn a couple of songs from the Spooky repertoire and how to be in a room differently. 75mins

  • A Fistful of Spookies

    Live at the Fleece: A Fistful of Spookies

    Saturday 8th Dec, 7:30pm, £15
    back by popular demand…! plus a Saturday afternoon workshop
    one of the funniest bands ever –  still chuckling’ Mike Harding
    spectacular singing!’ Mark Radcliffe, R2 The Folk Show
    Sensational stylings of Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, The Beach Boys, a stirring of brand newies and thousand year old Georgian songs, guaranteed to woo, charm, cheer & delight. A Fistful of Spookies (UK) were abandoned to their own appliances when festival hits The Spooky Men’s Chorale retreated to Australia after sold-out 2015 & 2017 tours. This rambunctious collection of UK Spooks keep alive the flame of Spookiness in Britain. Magnificent fun!
    With Michael Carlyon, Adrian Mealing, Philip Read, Chris Samuel, James Sills & Dom Stichbury

  • 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.

  • New Year's Eve 2018

    New Year’s Eve

    Monday 31st Dec, 07:30pm
    Tickets: Adult £14, family £32, including late supper

    Join the Fleece Inn this New Years Eve for our fancy dress and Ceilidh celebrations.
    Fleece favourites the Blue Socks Ceilidh Band will provide entertainment for the evening, so you can dance the night away. The caller will provide all the moves so no experience necessary!
    Ticket prices include entrance to the Ceilidh and a hot supper. The ceilidh starts at 8pm, supper at 10pm.
    Children and families are very welcome. This year’s fancy dress theme is….. MUSICALS!

  • Knight & Spiers

    Fleecey Folk: Knight & Spiers
    Tuesday 26th Feb, 8:00pm
    Tickets £15
    Peter Knight & John Spiers sees the pairing of legendary fiddle player Knight (ex-Steeleye Span) and melodeon player extraordinaire
    Spiers (ex-Bellowhead). Peter’s presence has enriched the British music scene for more than four decades and John is one of the leading squeezebox players of his generation.

  • Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle

    Saturday 16th Feb, 8pm, £15

    Folk music’s legendary triumvirate of musical magpies Mike McGoldrick, John Doyle and John McCusker are out on the road again. As winter turns to spring Mike, John & John will wrap up their stint on Transatlantic Sessions for another year and bring you their own blend of top class folk songs, tunes and charming bonhomie. Fingers crossed for better weather this year!
    With their recently released album, ‘The Wishing Tree’ this will be an evening to remember. Described as the masters of flute, fiddle, song and guitar they have worked with the biggest and brightest and bring you a night of beautifully crafted music. Having shared stages and recording studios with everyone from Bob Dylan to Mark Knopfler to Paul Weller, Joan Baez and Linda Thompson Mike, John & John are a rare musical treat you’ll savour for a very long time.

  • Fleecey Folk: Flook

    Sunday 28th Apr, 08:00pm

    Tickets £16 

    The flutes of Brian Finnegan and Sarah Allen, the guitar of Ed Boyd and the bodhran of John Joe Kelly weave and spin traditionally rooted tunes into the breathtaking sound of the groundbreaking band Flook. This group possesses a rare blend of fiery technical brilliance, delicate ensemble interaction and a bold, adventurous musical imagination.
    Though their first release, Flook! Live! (1997), was already heralded as “the ultimate modern flute album” by The Irish Times, Flook only properly burst onto the international music scene with the release of their debut studio album, “Flatfish”, in 1999. This album introduced master bodhran player John Joe Kelly to Flook’s line up of flutists Brian Finnegan and Sarah Allen and guitarist Ed Boyd. Flatfish was hailed as “stunning”, “remarkable” and “little short of miraculous”, but it was Flook’s live performances that really captured the hearts of those who watched and listened; the rapport between these four musicians, the sheer enjoyment they developed in playing together, was commented on by audiences and critics alike. “Rubai”, released in 2002 and nominated for BBC Folk Album of the Year, was universally applauded by both journalists and fellow musicians and cemented Flook’s reputation as one of the most exciting and innovative bands to emerge from the English/Irish folk scene, and they went on to win the coveted award for Best Group at BBC Folk Awards 2006.
    There is no shortage of virtuosity amongst the members of Flook, but the unique impact of this band stems from the wholly intuitive, almost symbiotic, exchange between the various flutes, frets and skins.
    Flook announced that they were taking a prolonged pause from live performance at the end of 2008, but, due to overwhelming popular demand, they are now back together and playing some carefully selected concerts around Europe and further afield. Catch these rare shows while you can!


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