BERE REGIS
MUSIC NIGHTS
Last Tuesday of each month at 8:00pm
at the drax arms, bere regis, bh20 7hh

If you have any questions and wish to know more about this group and our events please do NOT contact The Drax Arms instead message pipthebass@btinternet.com

The pub kindly provides the venue but have nothing to do with booking acts, selling tickets if there are any, know who the artists are, dates or times of events, etc.. But they do serve good beer.

We are independent from the Drax Arms.

11 June 2024 Golden Shoals

 

Exceptional USA duo Golden Shoals blend old time Appalachian traditions with fine original songwriting and excellent musicianship on acoustic guitar, fiddle and banjo. They combine Americana, bluegrass, folk, jazz and more, blending traditional and contemporary influences to entertaining effect.

£10 cash entrance on the door. To reserve a place send an email to pipthebass@btinternet.com.  Please do NOT contact Drax Arms direct to buy a ticket or reserve a seat.

Doors 7:30pm for 8pm.
Location: Skittle Alley @ Drax Arms, Bere Regis

Upcoming Dates

25 June 2024

Culpepper’s Dish – A Tasty Serving of Folk Songs.

Crystal Vision – An acoustic duo playing a smooth mix of styles rich with harmonies.

John Meriton – A versatile singer / songwriter with an emotional mix of words, melodies and rhythms to excite the soul.

Doors 7:30pm for 8pm.
Location: Skittle Alley @ Drax Arms, Bere Regis
No Entrance Fee

27 August 2024

We are taking a break and there will be no folk night in August.

22 October 2024

Kate Lissauer and Sib Riesen from the Buffalo Gals band.

30 July 2024

Richard Wirdnam, Ted & Beth plus another act to be confirmed.

Doors 7:30pm for 8pm.
Location: Skittle Alley @ Drax Arms, Bere Regis

Free Entrance

24 September 2024

Ribble – are a fiddle and guitar duo playing unique versions of traditional and contemporary acoustic tunes. Some will move you with their beauty, some will move you with their driving beats! Ribble are Adam and Pete, both now based in Salisbury but born and raised in Lancashire, hence the band is named after the River Ribble that flows between their childhood home towns.

Plus two more acts to be announced.

Doors 7:30pm for 8pm.
Location: Skittle Alley @ Drax Arms, Bere Regis

Free Entrance

Previous Performers
Allison & Tatiana

Allison & Tatiana

Drawing on the roots of old time and bluegrass.
SHERBURN BARTLEY SANDERS

SHERBURN BARTLEY SANDERS

Chris, Denny and Emily sound good, make you smile and are a great mix.

John & Di Cullen

John & Di Cullen

John and Di Cullen have built up a great reputation with Di´s voice and John´s delicate guitar playing added to their vocal harmony covering a selection of traditional and contemporary material – thoughtful, quirky with a lot of humour.

Stan Graham

Stan Graham

Songs like Whitby Harbour, Alice, Closing Time and Sarajevo, are taking their place as “folk classics” up and down the country.
Richard Smith

Richard Smith

“The most amazing guy I know on the guitar. He can play anything I know, only better.”  Chet Atkins, CGP (music legend)
The Bow Legged Skeeters

The Bow Legged Skeeters

They love their bluegrass both self penned and traditional.
Les Wild

Les Wild

Enjoys sailing 29ft yacht, playing music, bouzouki and guitar in Irish sessions and as a solo act for folk clubs, open mics, showcase sessions.
Chris Moreton

Chris Moreton

A multi-instrumentalist rated as the UK’s “best bluegrass guitarist” and as playing “truly world class lead guitar”.
Becoming Branches

Becoming Branches

Becoming Branches based in the New Forest are doing well and have had a busy 2023 with major gigs including Cambridge Folk Festival and several in London.
The Bere Essentials

The Bere Essentials

Old Americana tunes, Western Swing, Country and the odd Pop cover with a smile.  They are the Folk Night’s house band.
Acoustic Rooster

Acoustic Rooster

Acoustic Rooster, Dorset based Folk Band. Wide repertoire of Traditional, Contemporary and Irish Folk songs. Festivals, Fund Raising and Private Events.
Erika Lewis

Erika Lewis

From classic country to cosmic Americana to dreamy indie folk, Erika plays an ever-expanding pool of roots music styles.
Adrian Legg

Adrian Legg

Adrian Legg is an English guitar player who has been called “impossible to categorize”. He plays custom guitars that are a hybrid of electric and acoustic.
Milton Hide

Milton Hide

They tell stories through original song, blending guitar and pure vocal delivery with arrangements including percussion and clarinet.
Ted & Beth

Ted & Beth

Father and Daughter team playing original material as well as covers.
Paul Openshaw

Paul Openshaw

Paul Openshaw has a great reputation around the folk clubs which is well deserved.  His songs can be amusing, outright funny or very sensitive and caring.  He plays guitar with DADGAD tuning rather the traditional tuning which gives an additional uniqueness to his compositions.
Tin Angel

Tin Angel

American roots music: blues, old-time, swing, and ragtime.  Twin-fiddle-fuelled string band music rocks.
Screamin' Miss Jackson

Screamin' Miss Jackson

Screamin’ Miss Jackson and The Slappa your Thigh Big Band
Robin Greenwood

Robin Greenwood

Known for Skiffle and Bluegrass.  He can also make his own guitar.
Fiddleback

Fiddleback

Guitar, Fiddle & Harmony Vocals. Popular covers, classic favourites, originals & foot stomping folk tunes. Based South West UK Dorset/Somerset.
Enda McCabe

Enda McCabe

His show contains songs, music and tales tall and short which he performs in Folk Clubs, Festivals, Libraries and Arts Centres.

Cowsville Hummingbirds

Cowsville Hummingbirds

Americana Blues from the Dorset/Somerset border. Banjo, guitar & fiddle with vocal harmonies.

Tim Edey

Tim Edey

“Tim Edey plays a host of different instruments to a standard us mere mortals can only dream of. Listen and weep” (Jim Byrne, The Living Tradition).
Leon Hunt

Leon Hunt

“Leon manages to smash all preconceptions about what a banjo can and can’t do and leaves you both satisfied and wanting more.” 

– Guitarist Magazine

Jason Titley

Jason Titley

 Jason is arguably the UK’s finest Bluegrass guitarist, his flair for improvisation and deep understanding of rhythm always makes his playing unpredictable and exciting.

Antoine & Owena

Antoine & Owena

Together they combine the interpretive folk violin styles of Owena Archer, with the folk-rock guitar and bouzouki rhythms of Antoine Architeuthis.
Polly Morris

Polly Morris

Polly is a singer, guitarist and songwriter who writes all sorts of songs from completely quirky to acoustic commercial ones. Polly is a whirlwind of entertainment. Her songs have clever lyrics and catchy melodies.

Maclaine Colston and Saul Rose

Maclaine Colston and Saul Rose

Two masters of their instruments:  The Songman in War Horse, Members of Eliza Carthy Band, Kings of Calicutt, etc.. BBC Folk Award Nominees, RPC Orchestra (Lord of the Rings).
Phil King

Phil King

Singer Songwriter, Acoustic Folk, Americana, Blues & Roots.
Sunjay

Sunjay

Sunjay’s style has that natural drift between folk and blues and both camps have recognised his obvious flair.
Hicks and Goulbourn

Hicks and Goulbourn

Fingerstyle guitar virtuoso Steve Hicks and singer songwriter Lynn Goulbourn with a mutual love of folk, jazz, roots and acoustic genres.
Chimney Fish

Chimney Fish

A rustic mix of folk, rock’n’roll, country and jazz. Individual and entertaining, the material is an autobiography punctuated by loss, love, sex, booze, redemption and moving ever onwards as well as lots of well-known covers.
Bruce Watson

Bruce Watson

Australian singer, guitarist, song writer with a wonderful mix of humour, pathos and a fascinating bit of his local history. Great songs and fabulous tales.