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.

Our next Folk Night is not, as usual on the last Tuesday of April, but is instead, the first Tuesday of May, with the superb Tom McConville and Tony Wilson - see below for further details.

We'll return to our normal Tuesday on 30th May, with a great line up featuring Andy Stone, John Meriton, McFlute and No Direction.

Tom McConville & Tony Wilson

Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Visit To's websiteWe're delighted to tell you that we've booked Tom McConville and Tony Wilson for Tuesday 2nd May. This night is instead of the usual last Tuesday of the month, so replaces Tuesday 25th April.

We've known Tom for many years, so this is real treat for us as well as for you.

Renowned for his musical accompaniments, Tom has played on hundreds of albums. The list includes: Barbara Dickson, Richard Thompson, Allan Taylor and Lindisfarne. Whilst he has shared stages throughout the world with Stephan Grappelli, Sean McGuire, Mark O'Connor, Paul Brady and The Chieftains, Tom has never forgotten his roots and is as happy in the intimate atmosphere of a small folk club as he is at the largest festivals. Tom McConville is a world class act!

A great musician with a lovely flowing style, beautiful tone and faultless technique and is regarded by many as one of the finest fiddle players in the British Isles
The Folk Song Society of Greater Boston

Tom is a great player, and a terrific singer, he also happens to be a number one bloke too. When I was poorly Tom would always make time to visit whenever he was playing anywhere remotely near to where I live. I think Tom plays as Tom is,  with honesty and passion, and an obvious love for the fiddle and traditional music. Long may you keep on bowing, Tom. Love, Swarb
Dave Swarbrick

Tom and fellow Geordie, multi-instrumentalist and singer Tony Wilson have combined their talents to deliver the very best in folk music.

As a duo they present an entertaining, rich and varied collection of music and song that they have absorbed, developed and written during their long and varied careers, to bring together all of their skills and expertise to display a refreshingly dynamic and unique take on folk music old and new.

With so much performance experience it is easy for them to engage with any audience and link all of the songs with a wealth of anecdotes, delivered with an easy wit and charm that has proven to be one of the many highlights of their shows.

Together they present a truly enjoyable and professional collection of music and songs with an emphasis on utilising all of their strengths and abilities to give the very best value for money.

Having first met in Leeds in the early 70s, Tom and Tony played alongside one another for many years, both as a duo and in numerous bands, having learnt all of their traditional tunes in the Irish pubs and songs from their constant touring on the folk circuit in the UK, America and Europe. In 1989, when Tony moved back to the Northeast he became a teacher, (later to become a full-time storyteller in 1999), and Tom continued touring to become a successful musician with many bands; Dab Hand, Magna Carta and duos with Bob Fox, Pauline Cato and Keiran Halpin, as well as a hugely-respected performer and session musician in his own rite.

Entry to this event is free, but we are very happy to accept donations during the evening when you find out how much you enjoy yourselves !!