BERE REGIS
MUSIC NIGHTS

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

31 January 2023

We start the New Year with some old favourites and new faces in The Skittle Alley, The Drax Arms, Bere Regis BH20 7HH.  We will be featuring:

  • Moonfleet
  • MelCoDa
  • Al Whittle

No entrance fee.  Doors open 7:30pm, starts at 8pm and finishes at 10pm.

Full bar in main part of pub but no food available.

 

Moonfleet

Old friends from Weymouth but under a new name Moonfleet. Looking forward to an interesting mixture of tunes.

MelCoDa

New to our event – A trio playing Acoustic Rock covers of pop, blues, soul and folk.  In addition they compose their own material.

Al Whittle

An old favourite of ours is Al Whittle who has come out of retirement to entertain us with his guitar and vocals.  Al has a unique perspective to music which is reflected in his songs and guitar playing.

Upcoming Dates

28 February

Murphy’s Lore Trio, Lydia Gee and Richard Wirdnam on accordion.

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

28 March

Enda McCabe, Sophie Wright and Confluence – Folk Duo.

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

25 April

Hicks & Goulbourn

A refreshing fusion of soulful vocals and breathtaking fingerstyle guitar.

Tickets in advance £10.  Doors 7:30pm for 8pm.
Location: Skittle Alley @ Drax Arms, Bere Regis

30 May

Kevin ‘The Growling Fruit Cake’ Anderson, Peter Aston, and The New Billionaires.

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

 

  

27 June

Polly Morris plus others to be confirmed.

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

 

 

25 July

John & Di Cullen plus others to be confirmed.

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

29 August

No event in August we are on holiday.

26 September

Sherburn Bartley Sanders

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

24 October (a week earlier then normal)

Bruce Watson “a major Australian songwriter and performer in the folk tradition” plus others to be announced.

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

28 November

Hickory Moon and others to be confirmed.

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

19 December (a week earlier then normal)

 Stompin’ Dave, Mummers and another to be confirmed.

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

Previous Performers

Allison & Tatiana

Allison & Tatiana

Drawing on the roots of old time and bluegrass.

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.

The Bow Legged Skeeters

The Bow Legged Skeeters

They love their bluegrass both self penned and traditional.

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)

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.  

 

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.

 

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.

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.
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).

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.

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.