Bere Regis Folk Night also known as Drax Folk Night meets....

......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 mostly free.  Our goals are

  • to give musicians the opportunity to perform in front of an appreciative audience in a relaxed atmosphere, and 
  • to provide a wide variety of music from many genres to the audience.

"The chocolate box of folk roots music, great variety and all enjoyable." Kathy Dunn - Wessex Acoustic

"That was a magical evening last night (referring to the Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves concert). One of the most enjoyable concerts I have ever been to. I’ll remember the evening for a long time to come."  Jon Rowson - fiddle player

Visit us on Facebook to see who is playing and when the next evening will be held.. 

We are always looking for talented musicians who wish to share their music with us.  Contact us on if you wish to play for us.

Next Folk Night is Tuesday 16 June 2020 at 8.00pm -  but watch out for annoucements:

Unfortunately Aaron Jonah Lewis from USA will not be able to join us in person but he will be online on 16 June.

We held our folk nights in April and May on line and will be look at doing the same again for June.

We are inviting you to a Zoom live event featuring:

8pm Alan Kirkpatrick
8.15pm Pauline Clenshaw
8:30pm Aaron Jonah Lewis from USA

Time: Jun 16, 2020 07:55 PM London

Meeting ID: 824 3717 9069
Password: 058155

Aaron Jonah Lewis

Jeff Warner


We are still planning for it to happen but we will adhere to guidance from UK Government.

Tuesday 15 September

Jeff Warner is among American's foremost performer/interpreters of traditional music. His songs from the lumber camps, fishing villages and mountain tops of America connect 21st century audiences with the everyday lives–and artistry–of 19th century Americans. “Providing more than just rich entertainment, Jeff will leave you with a deeper appreciation of the land you live in”. His songs, rich in local history and a sense of place, bring us the latest news from the distant past.

Jeff has performed widely, from large festivals in the UK, to clubs, festivals and schools across America. He plays concertina, banjo, guitar and several “pocket” instruments, including bones and spoons. And “he inhabits a song in a way which few singers can do”

Check him out:

Jeff Warner

Future Dates and entrance is free:

16 June, 21 July, 15 September, 20 October, 17 November, and 15 December  2020

Normally on the 3rd Tuesday of each month except August when we have a holiday.

Pip and Nick are at the helm with assistance from Steve. We hope that you will support our Folk Nights here at 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 at rear of The Drax Arms from 8.00 pm onwards. There is no Folk Night held in August.  

You can contact us by email at

You can find us on the map below and our post code is BH20 7HH.

Find the Drax Arms

Click the image for a larger map.

If you want a great B&B and stay overnight then book in at the Old Mill just down the road.