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

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  • Benji Kirkpatrick & the Excess

    Wednesday 12th Sep, 8pm, £12

    Benji Kirkpatrick is one third of acclaimed ‘bloke folk’ trio, Faustus and was a key member of the recently disbanded folk big band and BBC Award winners Bellowhead. He spent three years in the Seth Lakeman Band having featured on Seth’s successful releases ‘Kitty Jay’ and ‘Freedom Fields’. He has also released four solo albums, the latest ‘Hendrix Songs’, saw him strip back the songs of his hero and set them in a new, acoustic light.
    In summer 2016, as part of the Shakespeare 400 celebrations, Benji was involved in ‘The Fairy Portal Camp’ at the RSC in Stratford upon Avon. Musicians, actors and dancers collaborated to produce new works every day for a week, working up to a final performance which opened ‘the fairy portal’… Benji has also worked with numerous other artists including Oysterband, John Jones, Maddy Prior (Steeleye Span), Thea Gilmore and Joan as Police Woman.
    Benji’s latest project The Excess, is an acoustic rock trio featuring Pete Flood (Bellowhead) on drums and Pete Thomas on Double and Electric Bass. Whilst focusing on Benji’s own song writing skills for the majority of the matrial, the trio also acknowledge a few of their influences with songs by Jimi Hendrix and Richard Thompson. The power of the trio also allow Benji to explore new arrangments of instrumentals too, whilst they’re a sensitive enough bunch to allow a few beautiful ballads too.

  • Taste & Tour Oct18

     A Flavour of the Fleece – Taste & Tour Evening

    Monday 1st Oct, £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: 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.

  • 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.

  • Sing Like A Bloke Workshop

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

    Saturday 8th Dec, 5:45pm, £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, £14
     
    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.
     
    www.johnkirkpatrick.co.uk

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