......on the last Tuesday of each month at 8:00pm in the Stable Bar of the Drax Arms, Bere Regis BH20 7HH.
Admission is free and the food at the Drax is excellent if you want to eat before we start.
The chocolate box of folk roots music, great variety and all enjoyable. Kathy Dunn - Wessex Acoustic
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Drax Folk Nights Free Christmas Concert
Friday 2nd December 2016
Well, Miss Jackson and her band gave us a brilliant concert with a fabulous set of songs and really top notch playing. Just looking around on the night, there wasn't a member of the audience without a smile on their face throughout the performance.
From April Jackson's lovely expressive voice to Marc Griffith's ace rockabilly guitar and vocals, Henry Slim on harmonica and vocals, Mark Legassick on banjo and vocals, AJ Murdoch tucked at the back on drums and Mandrake Fantastico n double bass ( I don't know how we fitted them all in), they gave us a set to remember.
If you missed them, you missed a real treat.
Not only did we have a great time - so did the band themselves, with Miss Jackson laughing and smiling as we joined in with some superb old blues and swing numbers.
The surprise addition of the Mummers play before the band went on was
also excellent with King George triumphing, good over evil......as always !!
Their costumes and their acting were hugely enjoyable and they raised money for a really good local cause.