......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 31st January 2017 at 8:00pm
Rod has been seen and heard playing and singing in the local music scene for more years than he can remember and has been in and out of some of the best local bands. His tastes and influences are huge and he has a deserved strong following. Read more about Rod here.
Bob is regularly seen on the Dorset folk club scene and open mic circuit. His set might include a traditional folk tune, a blues or even a disco number! Performing instrumental fingerstyle in a variety of styles (and tunings), Bob's been playing guitar since a time when he's sure he remembers having more hair and was a founder member of Scottish folk-funk-ska-reggae-jazz band the Tartan Amoebas in the early 90s. Hear some of his arrangements.
Nigel is well known on the local folk scene as a writer and performer of his own excellent songs and for using his material to help raise money at local charity events. Rather that tell you more here, head over to his pages at http://www.nigelwaitemusic.com/about and read about the man in detail.
Sam is well known locally for running the very successful Folk in the Hut at Edmondsham Village Hall.
Richard and Lesley Quayle (resident singers)
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.