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Fleece Inn
The Cross
Bretforton
Nr Evesham
Worcester
WR11 7JE 

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  • A Narthen Christmas

     A ‘Narthen’ Christmas : Coope, Causley, Freya and Fraser

    Monday 16th Dec, 8pm, £15
     
    Narthen are Barry Coope, Jim Causley, Jo Freya and Fi Fraser.
    Three of this four piece have been doing Christmas shows over many years and are pleased to be joined by the incredible dulcet vocal tones and instrumental skills of Jim Causley. Just like the light in winter the season is the same but the light is ever changing. Their shows are never the same but have the same core ingredients. They always feature the glorious acapella four part harmony carols of Yorkshire the Midlands and beyond whilst showcasing the best of Contemporary seasonal song too. Add in a very healthy dollop of festive humour and occasional cynicism and you have a show that makes you heart soar, put’s you firmly in the mood and will make you laugh out loud.
     
    “A seasonal frolic with a special blend of brilliant lusty voices. They furnish us with a feelgood festive feast” Froots
     

  • Cosmotheka

    Cosmotheka

    Tues 17 Dec, 8pm, £14 
     
    From 1972 to 1999, Dave and Al Sealey were Cosmotheka.
    Performing the songs of the great Music Halls, they were considered by many to be the finest interpreters of the genre and appeared at venues across the country and around the world.
    There were numerous radio series and television appearances, and their many fans included Roy Hudd, Bob Monkhouse, and Chas and Dave.
    Their roots, however, remained firmly in the world of the people’s entertainment: the upstairs room at the pub, the folk festival, the village hall.
    Since the tragic death of Al in 1999, Dave Sealey has returned to the stage in many collaborations, and today the next generation is taking part, and Dave’s son, Dan Sealey, along with pianist Adam Barry, recreate “a lot of the old songs, with a new twist”.
    www.cosmotheka.co.uk

  • New YEar's Eve 2019

    New Year’s Eve

    Tues 31st Dec, 7:30pm, 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 MYTHS & LEGENDS.

  • Alden Patterson and Dashwood

    Alden Patterson and Dashwood

    Tue 18 Feb, 8pm, £12 

    ★★★★★ Album Of The Year Editors Choice – fROOTS Magazine
     
    Norwich based folk trio Alden Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies. The independently-released debut album ‘Call Me Home’ was written and produced at home in Norwich and is lovingly presented in attractive handmade covers, designed and hand-printed by the band. Their music takes influence from folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic with uplifting instrumentals and self-penned songs depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their affection for home.
     
    ‘It’s lovely stuff’  –  Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show

  • Field and Dyke

    Field & Dyke
    Thu 16 Jan, 8pm, £12 

    Danny Pedler & Greg Russell (2x BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner) bring you the Field & Dyke project; a project combining traditional music with the sounds of industry. Grown out of an oral history research project conducted by Danny, the music incorporates samples of dialogue from Field & Dyke Interviewees as well as being based around factory machine rhythms. These innovative music making techniques create brand new songs that explore folk music as a vehicle to communicate the feeling behind the social and cultural themes present in 21st century England.
     
    This project is funded by Arts Council England, Transported art, and Freshlinc LTD., and is working in factories in South Lincolnshire in 2019 providing arts engagement for factory floor workers.
     
     

  • Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente

    Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente

    Tue 25 Feb, 8pm, £12 
     
    BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Winners (2017) Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente are a vocal/guitar duo like no other.
    Calling the Isle of Lewis and Spain home respectively, its no wonder their music doesn’t focus on one place, on one of the many strands of Scotland’s web of traditions.
    They are well travelled, and well versed, in music from across the land. On guitar, and vocals in Gaelic, Scots and English, their music is a round tour, where centuries old ballads meet Gaelic puirt a beul, songs from the mines and cotton mills, as well as some original writing.
    Josie’s voice, crystal clear. With its slight island twang, equally at home in any of these domains. Accompanied by Pablo’s dynamic, sensitive guitar playing, they illuminate the lyrics. The music at times sparse and haunting, at others driving and all consuming, leaving audiences stunned.
     

  • Les Barker

    Les Barker

    Sun 15 Mar, 8pm, £14
    Les Barker writes strange poems and comes originally from Manchester, but he’s now Welsh. He was an accountant before he became a professional idiot. He’s written 77 books, which sell in large numbers at his gigs because people don’t quite believe what they’ve just heard. His poems have spawned a number of folk heroes: Jason and the Arguments, Cosmo the Fairly Accurate Knife Thrower, Captain Indecisive and Spot of the Antarctic, to name but two.
     
    His serious songs have also featured on albums by Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick, and by June Tabor and he made a name for himself on the circuit with his unlikely contribution to the Mrs Ackroyd Band. But it is his side-splitting poems and his elevation of the pun to new heights which guarantees an unforgettable if baffling evening.
     
     

  • Ray Cooper

    Fleecey Folk: Ray Cooper

    Sun 22 Mar, 8pm, £12
     
    Ray Cooper has been living in a small wooden house in Sweden since 2000. The love of winter, the love of Swedish fiddle tunes and the love of a woman took him there.
     
    Ray has a rock past and toured the world with Oysterband for many years. In 2013 he decided to go solo and has never looked back.
     
    He is the guy that sings with a cello, a committed songwriter, storyteller and multi-instrumentalist.
     

  • Sing in the Spring 2020

    The dates for 2020 are 17-19 April. 

    Melrose Quartet, Graeme Knights, Granny's Attic and Will Finn and Rosie Calvert (from The Teacups) are already booked.  
    A weekend of song in the Fleece orchard and barn.

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