We meet....

......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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If you want a great B&B after coming, book in at the Old Mill just down the road. www.theoldmillbereregis.co.uk




Appearing Tuesday 28th February 2017 at 8:00pm

Steve Davis
Steve has been singing and playing music in the area for many years and we just love his voice and his arrangements of so many beautiful songs - from his days with the Bugsey Morris Banned, to duets with Martin Smith, and his many solo performances, we're really looking forward to having him sing at the Drax.

Garry Smith
We first met Garry, from Bridport, at an open mic session in the bar of the Drax Arms and just had to ask him to play in the Stable Bar. In his own words:
"Playing a National Resophonic Style 1 Tricone I aim to take slide guitar out of the "Blues Ghetto". So a typical set will include my own songs and instrumentals alongside covers of artists such as Joe Ely, Richard Thompson or Tom Waits. There may even be some actual Blues. Or Irish Music."

Kitty Vernon & Derek Burgess
Kitty and Derek sing individually and together and have a vast knowledge of folk music and folk musicians. They contribute immensely to the Dorset folk scene and have been mainstays of the famous Herga club and many Festival singarounds.

Misspent Youth
We had Misspent Youth playing for us a few months ago and are delighted to have them return. Nic Robson, one of our sound men, plays and sings in the band and they often appear at local charity events, always raising money for excellent causes.Their choice of songs is truly eclectic and always good.

Richard and Lesley Quayle (resident singers)





Drax Folk Nights Free Christmas Concert

Friday 2nd December 2016

Featuring Screaming Miss Jackson and the Slap Ya' Mama Big Band

 


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.