BERE REGIS
FOLK NIGHTS

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

Tuesday 24 May Folk Night Concert

Tuesday 24 May 2022 – one week earlier than normal
Featuring Weyland, Owen Moore and Paul Openshaw
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No entrance fee. We have a raffle.
Doors 7:30pm for 8pm.  Location: Skittle Alley @ the rear of The Drax Arms, Bere Regis, BH20 7HH

Weyland

Weyland: Neil, Andy, Chris and Wendy, are a four-piece traditional folk band playing music from England and Ireland. Instrumentation includes Guitar, Bouzouki, Mandolin, Bass, Irish Flutes and Fiddles.

Owen Moore

Owen Moore: A mix of country soft rock with catchy guitar melodies, drifting occasionally into something akin to ’70s pop.

Paul Openshaw

MC for the night is Paul Openshaw: Known for his poems and songs which can make you laugh or even cry.

Upcoming Dates

28 June

Last Gasp Orchestra, Bob Carter and Boodle

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

26 July

Artists to be confirmed.

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

30 August

Artists to be confirmed.

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

27 September

Artists to be confirmed.

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

25 October

Artists to be confirmed.

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

29 November

Artists to be confirmed.

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

20 December

Artists 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.

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”.

 

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.

 

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.
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.