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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We're delighted to welcome back Richard Smith on 27th May - scroll down for details

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

Appearing 8:00pm Tuesday 24th April 2018


McFlute is Terry Mcdonald and his good friend Crispin. They have both been to us before and make a delightful sound with their combination of Terry's big Gibson guitar and Crispin's lovely flute. They play a wide variety of songs, always something different.

Ed Mortimer
Ed is well known in the area, paricularly for his great rendition of Jake Thackery songs, but we're increasingly hearing him brnching out into a hugerange of other songs, some self composed. Whatever he sings, we love his sound and can't wait to see him again.

Garry Smith
"I've been playing guitar, in various styles, for more years than I care to contemplate. I've picked acoustics, strangled Strats and even flirted with lap style. Always rooted in Blues and Americana but always ready to take on influences from anywhere
Then I got bought a resophonic guitar and it was like turning on a light. THIS was the musical voice I'd been seeking for nigh on thirty years. There was only one way to go and I now do my thing on a National Resophonic Style 1 Tricone."

Ted & Beth
Ted and Beth are a father and daughter duo who surprise and delight us with new songs every time they perform, always with different arrangements and lovely harmonies. There's no material they won't find and make their own.

Richard and Lesley Quayle (resident singers)
We'll see you there !!!!

Richard Smith Virtuoso Guitarist

Sunday 27th May 2018 at 8.00pm

at The Stable Bar, The Drax Arms, Bere Regis BH20 7HH

Tickets : £10.00 in advance - £12.00 on the door

Download a ticket form here

Please note, ticket numbers at this venue are limited, so be quick !!

We are delighted to be able to welcome back the fabulous Richard Smith, who gave us such an amazing concert last October. He is doing a flying visit to the UK at the end of May and has asked if we'd like to see him again. I've had so many people requesting to see him again that I'd have been mad to refuse.

For those who don't know, Richard Smith is an English virtuoso fingerstyle guitarist, who aged 11 played on the same stage as the late Chet Atkins "the godfather of fingerstyle guitar".

Living in Nashville, he went on to become USA National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion.
He has also performed with other guitar greats, like Tommy Emmanuel, Les Paul and Martin Taylor, surprising audiences everywhere with his genius, showcasing a repertoire spanning an incredible range of musical styles from country, bluegrass, mainstream jazz, modern pop and rock, to classical guitar.

His incredible stylistic wealth is founded in a lifelong love for music. Born in Be­ckenham, Kent, England in 1971, Richard started playing guitar at age 5 under the instruction of his father. Concentrating initially on the country picking of Chet At­kins and Merle Travis, young Richard digested everything he heard, learning even the most complicated of these tunes with ease, and confounding everyone with his dexterity. It seemed that not only did he possess amazing physical skill, but a photographic musical memory as well. Often, a single hearing was all it took to get a piece under his fingers, using all ten to play bass, rhythm and melody simultaneous­ly and creating a universe of sounds, while easily switching between thumbpicking and flatpicking like hardly anybody else.

Here's what Tommy Emmanuel has to say about him:

What fellow musicians say:
"The most amazing guy I know on the guitar. He can play anything I know, only better." Chet Atkins, CGP (music legend)
"If you like my playing, you should hear Richard Smith! The world champion!" Tommy Emmanuel AM, CGP (two-time Grammy nominee)
"Guitar playing at its finest. Don't miss this one." Doyle Dykes (thumbpicking wizard)
"He is one of the world's greatest guitarists." Muriel Anderson (All-Star Guitar Night)