As if an evening spent at The Blue Raddle isn’t entertaining enough!
Here’s a list of regularly held evening events and entertainment at The Raddle:
Friday Charity Meat Draw Night
(draw at 10.30 pm every week)
Choice cuts of meat, sausages and breakfast packs are raffled in a wacky draw for good causes. Money raised from past draws and collected over a period has been donated to Joseph Weld Hospice, a hospice local to Dorchester and Bliss a charity devoted to providing care and support to premature babies and their parents.
Wednesday Folk Music Night
(starts between 8.00pm and 9,00pm every first Wednesday of each month)
Spend the night with Jerry Bird, James Finlay and friends not forgetting Jerry’s roadie, Freya his dog. Jerry plays fiddle, guitar, mandolin and banjo in various folk and folk rock bands-most recently State of Undress whilst James was voted BBC Young Folk Musician of the Year in 2010 and his first album was placed in the MOJO Top Ten Folk Albums of 2012.
Wednesday Fiddles Music Night
(starts between 8.00pm and 9.00pm every third Wednesday of each month)
Matt Tarling has been a professional musician for over 14 years being classically trained. He has lived and played music in Ireland and toured extensively in Europe with a variety of bands most recently Elephant Talk. Join Matt and friends for a night of Irish style fiddle music.
Sunday Quiz Night (Now only occasional due to the retirement of The Creative Accountant!)
(starts at 7.45pm, every 3 months)
At the turn of each fiscal quarter join the notorious quizmaster The Creative Accountant for an evening of brain teasers and utter frustration. Teams must comprise of no more than six members and winning teams of the main quiz and the ‘ongoer’ will each be presented with a valuable prize. A modest charge of £2 per team member is made at the start of the main quiz.
Pub Team Games
The Blue Raddle supports both a darts and crib team who play each week during the season on Mondays and Tuesdays respectively. Details of all team events are available on request.