We meet....

......normally on the 3rd 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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Next Folk Night is:

Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 8.00pm:

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

There is no entrance fee for our regular events but we do charge for special concerts. 

The Last Inklings

The Last Inklings are Lee on Cello and Dave on Mandolin.  They are a recently formed duo and whilst Lee has performed at The Drax before with Kadia, it will be their first outing at our Folk Night.. 

The Last Inklings

Sam Stockley

Sam is a singer and instrumentalist and plays in a fab band called The DeadEye Collective.  Sam also sings to the elderly with dimentia as well as being a sound therapist and Forest School Teacher. 

Sam Stockley

Sophie & Richard

Sophie and Richard have been to our Folk nights before.  Richard is becoming a bit of regular with his piano accordian.  Sophie sings as well as plays guitar.  Both are well known in the Dorset folk scene and have sang about many historic events and characters from Dorset such as The Tolpuddle Martyrs Wives.


Look out for our November special Concert on 12th November. 

We are planning to bring these very talented musicians to The Drax Folk Night.  Tickets will be £10 per person im advance or £12 on the door.  Available to buy on line at www.thedraxarms.com or email to reserve to mail@draxfolk.org.uk

Allison de Groot and Tatiana Hargreaves

Scintillating traditional music with a twist

Drawing on the roots of old time and bluegrass, this exceptional duo features two gifted young musicians who are already leading lights in the new generation of American roots music.

Talented banjoist Allison de Groot has made a name for herself in recent years for her intricate clawhammer banjo work in Molsky’s Mountain Drifters and as a member of The Goodbye Girls (alongside Molly Tuttle). Originally from Winnipeg, Canada, Allison gained a performance degree from the prestigious Berklee College of Music and has since toured all over the world, playing festivals from Celtic Connections to Rockygrass and Denmark’s Tønder Festival. Tatiana Hargreaves is a phenomenal fiddler who moves with ease between the closely connected worlds of old time and bluegrass. Based in North Carolina, Tatiana has toured with musical luminaries including Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings and Bruce Molsky (also contributing her fiddling to Laurie Lewis’ Grammy nominated album The Hazel And Alice Sessions). She released her first solo album in 2009 and has gained acclaim for duo projects with award winning old time musician Jake Blount, and exceptional double bassist Ethan Jodciewicz (Sierra Hull band).

Tatiana Hargreaves is a versatile, powerful, and deep musician. These days, it’s rare to find a combination of great technique and something worthwhile to say. She has it all. ” - Laurie Lewis

"Allison has it all.....great clawhammer technique, exquisite tone, timing, taste.  She has deep roots in the old time tradition and yet she's fearless when it comes to breaking new ground. It's a thrill whenever I get a chance to play with her. ” - Tony Trischka

Together, Allison and Tatiana create a sound that is adventurous, masterful and original, whilst still paying homage to the best of Appalachian traditions. Their self-titled debut album (2019) not only showcases their hugely impressive musicianship, but also reflects on the diversity of American roots music. Alongside classic tunes, the duo performs lesser-known American fiddle and banjo songs from the likes of African-American duo Nathan Frazier & Frank Patterson and centenarian Arkansas fiddler Violet Hensley. In live performance, Allison and Tatiana create a scintillating, foot-tapping sound, with powerful songs and beguiling tunes that take the banjo and fiddle duet to another level!

Allison & Tatiana

Future dates are 15th October, 12th November and 17th December.
Pip and Nick are at the helm with assistance from Steve. We hope that you will support our Folk Nights here at The Drax Arms Bere Regis with the enthusiasm and generosity that we've experienced in the past. We usually meet on the THIRD Tuesday of every month (but please check our FaceBook page), in the Stable Bar from 8.00 pm onwards.  There is no Folk Night held in August.

You can contact us by email at mail@draxfolk.org.uk