Yes- the Fleece has its very own ceilidh band…….
The Fleece Ceilidh Band (FCB) was formed from musicians that frequented the weekly music session held at The Fleece Inn on Thursday evenings (which still continues- every week from 8.30pm). The musicians are all proficient in their own art and boast a wide variety of instruments played- including melodeon (button squeeze box), concertina, harmonica, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, whistle, bodhran and vocals (accompanied & un-accompanied). The essence of their music is enjoyment of all they purvey & the ability to encourage enthusiasm from their audiences.
The idea to form a ceilidh band from members of the session evolved in the early part of the century (around 2005!) the Fleece Inn felt that it would be an asset to be able to offer the ‘ceilidh experience’ to prospective customers wishing to have various celebratory events at the Inn, including predominantly wedding receptions & parties, as a social part of the proceedings.
So the Fleece Ceilidh Band was formed and continue to perform at events and appear at the sessions.