THE Eskies are on a tour called "And Don't Spare The Horses", named after their new album, and they are galloping their way to The Iron Road venue in Evesham.

But who are these far-travelling troubadours, out on autumn's highways and byways, and heading your way?

A spokesman described The Eskies experience as "melodramatic tales of woe, betrayal, conflict, upheaval, rebellion, love, loss, fear and anger all wrapped in tongue-in-cheek irreverence and self-deprecation occasionally giving way to a flurry of triumphalism or whisper of introspection".

So now you know.

The Eskies are also celebrated by fans for their notably raucous live performances, which they try to bring to the recording studio.

The spokesman added: "This is the band's second album after their critically acclaimed 2015 release 'After The Sherry Went Round' and leaps from genres as vast and varied as Folk, Klezmar and Yiddish to Rock, Swing and Blues and much in between.

"The elapsing two years since their maiden voyage into the world of long playing records have seen The Eskies tour in ten different countries, playing mainstage slots at both Glastonbury (Field Of Avalon) and Cambridge Folk Festival, appearing on RTE's Saturday Night Show, BBC Radio 4's 'Loose Ends' with Clive Anderson and BBC Radio 3's 'Essential Classics'."

The date for the diary, for local folks, is Thursday October 5.

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