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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If you want a great B&B after coming, book in at the Old Mill just down the road.

Regretfully, Richard and I have decided to step down from running the Drax Arms Folk Night. We've thoroughly enjoyed organising it and meeting all the wonderful musicians and our lovely audience but, as other things loom large on our horizon, we've decided to hand it on.

And it will be in very safe and capable hands as Pip and Nic will be at the helm from January 2019 onwards. We hope that you will continue to support them with the same enthusiasm and generosity that we've experienced since we started the venture a few years ago.

One thing to note is that from January 2019 the club will meet on the THIRD Tuesday of every month instead of the last one, in the Stable Bar from 8.00p.m. onwards.

For now though, we have EWAN MCLENNAN on 30th October (admission free) and the Xmas concert with the FB POCKET ORCHESTRA on Tuesday 27th November (admission free) We hope to see you there. Lesley xxxx

Tuesday 30th October 2018 at 8.00pm:

Ewan McLennan - Live in Concert

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

A rare chance to see this superb musician in Dorset - and FREE ENTRY !!

'McLennan continues his evolution into a major figure on the folk scene… an artist whose music lives and breathes.' Songlines

'A stunning collection of songs which confirms Ewan's name as one of the bright lights on the folk scene today.' BrightYoungFolk.com

'Hauntingly lyrical' Froots

Ewan McLennan has, in a short space of time, come to be known as a guitarist at the forefront of his generation; a troubadour, balladeer and storyteller cut in the old style; a singer that can move audiences with his passion and pathos; and a songwriter for whom social justice is still a burning issue.

By the time he began playing the folk and acoustic music clubs around Britain in 2010 he'd already been playing music for years – guitar and piano and all kinds of styles but with a strong interest in folk songs.

From a BBC Horizon Award to his performances on the acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions, recent years have been marked by numerous awards and accolades for his music.

Ewan’s most recent project entitled Breaking the Spell of Loneliness – a collaboration with renowned author and journalist George Monbiot – seeks to use music and word to open up the issue of loneliness. Their UK tour and concept album have received wide acclaim and been featured widely, including live appearances on BBC Two’s Newsnight, BBC Radio 4’s Front Row and BBC Radio 3’s In Tune.

For much more about Ewan, get over to his website.