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  • A Flavour of the Fleece - Taste & Tour Evening

    Dates:
    Mon 15 Jan, 
    Mon 5 March, 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.
     

  • Breabach 2018

    Fleecey Folk: Breabach

    Sunday 11th Feb, 8pm, £14

    The award-winning Scottish band are back!
    Scottish five-piece Breabach deliver a thrilling and unique brand of contemporary folk music that has earned them international recognition on the world and roots music scene as one of the UK’s most dynamic and exciting bands.
    Breabach began 2017 in exciting fashion as receivers of the Scots Trad Music Awards ‘Folk Band of the Year’ for the second time and ‘Album of the Year’ for their fifth studio album ‘Astar’. A special Celtic Connections show to celebrate the album was held in February in Glasgow’s City Halls and was received with a sell out crowd and 5 star review in the Scotsman.
    The momentum continued with nominations for ‘Best Band’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and for ‘European Album of the Year’ in the Songlines Music Awards. This was underpinned by a packed live performance schedule including tours of the UK, Sweden and Canada and an exciting, energetic festival season across Europe.
    2018 will see Breabach back in the studio to record a sixth studio album as well continuing their adventures across the globe with tours of the UK and Australia to kick things off. Delivering an increasingly mature repertoire and live performance whilst continuing to build their reputation at the forefront of the UK’s world and roots music scene, this is a band at the very top of their game and one not to be missed.
    As polished as it was passionate, matching fiery intensity with exquisite finesse, this was a magnificent set.”   The Scotsman *****

  • Fleecey Folk: Rachel Newton

    Fleecey Folk: Rachel Newton
    Sunday 18th Feb, 8pm

    Tickets £14
    Musician of the Year – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017
    Instrumentalist of the Year– Scots Trad Awards 2016
    SAY Award (Scottish Album of the Year) Shortlisted Album 2017 with Here’s My Heart Come Take It
    Singer and harpist Rachel Newton specialises in interpreting traditional folk songs in both English and Scottish Gaelic as well as writing and performing her own instrumental pieces. A skilled collaborator, Rachel is a founder member of the successful UK folk bands The Shee and The Furrow Collective. She also plays fiddle and viola and works across a range of performance platforms including theatre and storytelling.
     

  • A Fistful of Spookies

    Live at the Fleece: A Fistful of Spookies

    Friday 23rd Feb, 8pm, £14
    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!

  • Damien O?Kane Band

    Fleecey Folk: Damien O’Kane Band

    Sunday 25th Feb, 8pm, £14
     
    Damien O’Kane is a musician of many talents.
    He’s a singer. A very good one, too, with a relaxed, assured vocal style that exudes a natural warmth and empathy with the colourful characters who occupy his songs.
    He’s also a brilliant banjo player. And a fine guitarist. And an ingenious arranger. Not to mention an accomplished tunemaker, researcher, bandleader and accompanist of rich imagination and fearless vision.
    Steeped in music, Damien grew up in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, with a deep respect and understanding of the folk tradition, yet which also forged a healthy appetite to explore its broadest borders and test its boundaries.
    Last year, Damien O’Kane’s ground-breaking, highly acclaimed album Areas of High Traffic was not surprisingly nominated for Album of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
    Radical and revelatory, Damien’s first album in five years took traditional Irish songs and sent them reeling into a contemporary soundscape.
    Now the master musician, songwriter and vocalist is back to continue that unorthodox musical adventure on his third solo record – and this time the Yorkshire-based Ulsterman is out for revenge!
    Avenging and Bright, released December 8, 2017, picks up the progressive cudgel once more with heartfelt songs from his Irish homeland mixed in with some English and original songs too – one written by wife Kate Rusby.

  • McCusker, McGoldrick, Doyle

    Fleecey Folk: McCusker, McGoldrick, Doyle 
    Thursday 1st March, 8pm
    Tickets £15
    Folk music’s legendary triumvirate of musical magpies Mike McGoldrick, John Doyle and John McCusker are out on the road again in 2018. 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.
    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.

  • Steamchicken

    Live at the Fleece: Steamchicken

    Saturday 17th Mar, 8pm, Tickets £12 in advance. £14 on the door
    Celebrate the end of Cheltenham week with a party in the barn!
    For over 20 years, Steamchicken have been delighting audiences with their own brand of fun. In concerts, bar sets and more, the 7 talented and versatile musicians bring musical genres together in a way that shouldn't work but does. Piano, melodeon, harmonica, vocals and percussion combine with a tightly knit horn section to provide entertainment that goes way beyond a dance or a song. This band don't take themselves too seriously - just don't let Andrew tell the sausage joke!
     
    "a mulch of jazz, folk and Americal hoedown - hilarious" - The Times (Hot Tickets) "Good Noisy Fun" - fRoots

  • Siobhan Miller

    Fleecey Folk: Siobhan Miller

    Sunday 18th Mar, 8pm, £12
    The only ever three-time winner of Scots Singer of the Year (2017, 2013, 2011), Siobhan Miller is widely regarded as one of the foremost vocalists in Scotland. Her soulful and stirring renewal of traditional song effortlessly stills and silences all spaces, from the most vast concert halls to the bar sessions afterwards.

  • Sing in the Spring

    Sing in the Spring
    Fri 6 - Sun 8 April

    A fabulous weekend of singing, workshops and Ale!

    Come and camp amongst the blossom in our beautiful orchard and enjoy a relaxed weekend of song. Camping tickets include a full English breakfast on Sat & Sun morning.

    Weekend with camping £45 (including breakfast), Weekend without camping £30, Under 16's £25.
    Camping prices are per person, when booking please select also how many campervan/caravan or tent space's you need.

  • Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton Trio

    Fleecey Folk: Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton Trio
    Wednesday 11th Apr, 8pm, £12
     
    BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ‘Best Duo’ 2017
    Ross and Ali met at the Vale of Atholl pipe band when they were 12 years old. The boys were guided by one of the most influential pipers in the last 30 years Gordon Duncan.
    Gordon instilled a great passion in the guys for playing pipes with other instruments and they have gone on to play in many leading Scottish bands including Treacherous Orchestra, Old Blind Dogs, Salsa Celtica, Dougie Maclean, Shooglenifty.
    After all the years playing in different set ups Ross and Ali decided to work on a duo album which was launched in Glasgow (Scotland) at Piping Live 2016 to critical acclaim.
     
    “…a partnership that’s rugged and inventive yet true to the tradition.”

  • Gordon Giltrap

    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/
     

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Belshazzars Feast 2018

     24 May 2018, 8pm,
    Rescheduled from December 2017

  • Cheltenham Preview 2018

    Sunday 11th Mar, 7pm, £15

     
    Join us for a preview evening for Cheltenham Festival, led by experts and raising money for local charities and the Injured Jockey’s Fund.
    Explore the racing week ahead with Phil Smith, head of handicapping at the British Horseracing Authority, and raconteur, Andy Smith, bookmaker plus jockeys and trainers to be announced.
    Book quick – tickets always sell out fast!

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