WILL the pioneering folk trio Faustus conjure up truly devilish musical pleasure when they perform at The Fleece in Bretforton, next month?

After all, they'll be hoping to cast a spell with material from their nee EP, 'Slaves'.

A spokesman said: "This comes hot on the heels of their acclaimed album 'Death & Other Animals’, produced by Rupert Christie of Bellowhead fame, Faustus themselves and Westpark Music.

"Death and Other Animals has just received the German Critics Award (Schallplatenkritik Bestenliste) in the Folk/Singer-Songwriter/World Music category."

The spokesman added: "Faustus is an established name in the English folk scene. During 2016 they were artists in residence at Halsway Manor, the National Centre for Folk Arts in Somerset, where they had access to the Manor’s extensive library and where ‘Death and Other Animals’ was recorded.

"Their new EP, ‘Slaves’ follows on as a mix of live and recorded tracks, including ‘Thresherman’, an ancient ode to the rural poor, while ‘One More Day’ celebrates the joy and challenges of working life."

The date for the diary is Friday April 7, from 8pm.

Further details from The Fleece at Bretforton, on 01386 831173 and www.thefleeceinn.co.uk