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 have booked Adrian Legg for 4th September - 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 31st July 2018

Andy Stone
Andy is an 'old hand' singer/songwriter/guitarist in the folk world, despite his rock 'n' roll beginnings. He has performed solo and with a variety of bands over his career, including Blue Sun, Agglestone, Murphy's Lore, Black Tulip, Four Hand Reel, Tuppenny Jack, and many more. He is a skilled guitarist and sensitive accompanist for many singers. He also writes songs, many of which are based on life in his native Lincolnshire. Some of his songs are currently being arranged by other major artists with a view to them recording/playing the songs. This includes Fairport Convention and Miranda Sykes.

No Direction
......are a mixed Acapella quartet based in East Dorset and are all proud to be members of a Dorset based choir called Local Vocals where they first met. They are firm friends and sing just for the love of it and being in each others company. They started singing together in the middle of 2014 when they walked into the Oddys 'I can't believe it's not a folk club' in Wimborne after a LV rehearsal and asked if they could sing. They been singng together ever since.

Owen Moore
Here's what Fatea magazine has to say about Owen - warm words indeed:
"West Country based Irish singer songwriter who trades in the easy rolling sounds of folk-country... Delivered in a relaxed style and warm voice that might be best compared to Don Williams... Liltingly easy on the ear... Sit back, close your eyes and sip a Bushmills and honey..." Fatea online magazine - November 2016

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

Adrian Legg Fingerstyle Guitarist

with support from Sunjay

Tuesday 4th September 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 !!

"There are guitarists, there are axe-wielding maniacs, and then there are wizards. Adrian Legg is one of the wizards. He has enough technique to do just about anything he wants, but also the sensitivity to honour the contours of a melody." – Philadelphia Enquirer, Aug. 5, 2000

For those who haven't come across Adrian Legg, well, we don't know where you've been hiding.

Throughout his career, he has earned the highest praise from the media. "Legg is, above all, a guitarist of great power, invention and versatility,” observes the St. Petersburg Times. “Through fast-fingered picking, spontaneously layering parts and occasional ringing harmonics, he sounds like an orchestra.

Guitar Player heralds how he “combines a sublime melodic sense with a mighty right-hand groove, creating pretty music with rhythmically aggressive undercurrents,” while Acoustic Guitar notes that “the guitar is the most versatile instrument in the world, and nobody demonstrates this better than Adrian Legg.

But the Atlanta Journal-Constitution likely summed up his impact on listeners best when it exclaimed, "Mr. Legg's compositions, with their narrative melodies and nakedly emotive tones, offer an antidote to the guitar-hero syndrome.

Setting the stage for his international success, Adrian was named as Acoustic Guitarist of the Decade by the UK’s Guitarist Magazine(1984-94), and Best Acoustic Fingerstylist in Guitar Player Magazine’s Readers’ Poll for four years in a row. (1993-96).

"Simply the best acoustic guitar player I've ever heard." . (guitar icon Joe Satriani)

Read more about Adrian Legg on his own website.

If you've missed him so far, Sunjay Brayne is a great young player and we're delighted that he's doing support on the night. Here's what's being said about him:

"Already creating a stir with talents way beyond his years. A really soothing, natural sound and most definitely destined for bigger things." - Maverick Magazine
“For such a young performer, Sunjay shows real confidence, maturity and ease on
stage that it seems like he has been doing nothing else all of his life.”
– Folk All Magazine
"A great voice."- Blues Matters Magazine
“He's a wizard on the guitar; I think I'd call it jazz-folk!” – Vin Garbutt