The Players

The Drax Folk Night is run by Richard and Lesley Quayle with huge help from Pip Evans and Nic Robson on sound. Chance having could your entire aspirations become a reality very quickly as well as couple of presses!


Richard and Lesley used to run a folk club in Wareham and have been involved with various clubs and music nights for most of their lives. All their children are musical, having been dragged to folk clubs from an early age. In particular, Tom is a superb jazz fusion guitarist and tours the World playing.


Pip Evans supplies the PA system so that you can hear us properly! Pip has been playing double bass in the area for a long time and is a great supporter of musical teaching. Nick Robson also helps with the PA. He is also an excellent musician and plays in country/bluegrass bands.

Pip on bass guitar

The idea to run these nights was quickly got it off the ground in April 2015 thanks to the support from Pip and Nic and the willingness of the Landlord at the Drax to allow us use of the Stable bar.


The format is simple – Richard and Lesley kick the evening off with a few songs/tunes and then guests come on to sing you a few songs each. A break for refreshments and raffle tickets is followed by a repeat performance from everyone, then home to bed.


For anyone wanting to learn some of this music, the Drax Arms hosts music classes – a Wednesday guitar club anda Monthly banjo night. You can get more info when we see you at our Folk Nights.


So far, the Folk Nights have proved very popular, so get down to the next one and see what all the fuss is about. Pressing our Facebook button will give you info about when our next night is and who is playing.