WELCOME TO THE GREYHOUND INN MUSIC SITE!
Have a look and a listen, then come along and join us.....

The Greyhound Inn, Main Street, Letcombe Regis, Wantage, OX12 9JL

PLEASE SEE SESSION DATES PAGE FOR FULL DETAILS

Phone to John on 07828 763414

Email to john@greyhoundmusic.co.uk

For further contact info please goto 'Useful Links' page.

 

'Session History':
 
These Friday night music sessions started in September 2008, at the
Greyhound Inn in Letcombe Regis. However this pub was closed for the first half of 2011, and we moved on to the Shoulder of Mutton in Wantage. Landlord Peter Fowler has made us all feel most welcome, in this lovely pub. The Mutton session has now become a regular event every Friday night and is mainly a traditional tunes session, with no formal organisation.
 
The Greyhound reopened later in 2011, and I wanted to move a session back there, for just the last Friday of the month, to give some support to my local pub. This idea was supported by number of faithful 'hounders' but rejected by a number of equally faithful 'muttonites'. Thus there was a split, with two sessions happening on the same night.
 
Then the Greyhound closed again and was put up for sale. We feared at this time, that it could be for good... Would we be losing our village pub?  Our music session had again lost it's venue! However, Frank Mahon, former Landlord of the Greyhound (who at that time held the licence on the Star Inn at Sparsholt), kindly invited us to move the session there. Hence we relocated to the Star Inn, where Frank and Hilary looked after us admirably and Hilary spoilt us with her lovely sandwiches! The Star Inn was then bought from it's brewery and renovated. The new owner greatly appreciated having the music session at there, though sadly did not want it on a Friday evening...
 
In May 2012 the Greyhound Inn reopened, under new local ownership!
This was truely wonderful news for the village! The pub has been extensively redecorated, and is now a free house. Barry and Sarah Carter are still the managers and are serving food and three real ales, which change week by week! We have now made the arrangement for the music session to return to the Greyhound, as a regular event, on the last Friday of each month, the first being on 27th July 2012!
 
The aim for the Greyhound Inn night, is to have a folk music session where departure from 'traditional' music is not a taboo, new music/new musicians will be welcome and where everyone will have their turn to lead the next tune or to perform their chosen material......
 
Looking forward to seeing new (and old!) faces, hearing old, new (and  traditional!) stuff, and of course, sharing in the love of 'interactive live music'
 
Thanks in advance for your continuing support at these sessions.
 
Many best wishes,
 
John      (24th June 2012)
 
Update 13/12/15
 
The Greyhound Inn has now re-opened!  After 2 years of closure and the massive effort of owners Martyn Reed and Catriona Galbraith, in pulling off what can only be described as a total transformation of the whole building, we can at last celebrate in having a village pub in Letcombe Regis!
 
And I can honestly say it is a pub to feel proud of!  Martyn and Catriona have doubled the space in side, by creating new rooms behind the bar and at the west end of the building. A new state of the art kitchen has been created by the conversion of the single storey east wing.  All the ground floor rooms have been tastefully decorated and furnished.  There is an attractive new porch at the rear, forming the entrance for those making their way from the car park. This porch also forms a passage way to the new toilets which are absolutely first class!
 
GOOD NEWS FOR THE MUSIC SESSION:
 
I am very pleased so announce that Martyn and Catriona would like the music session to resume!  We arenow in the process of fixing the dates/times etc.  I am hoping that the first music night will be in January 2016... Please watch this space for further information on this!
 
 
 
 
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UPDATE HISTORY:

28/05/16

New tune 'Lynnies Lilt' added to Contemporary Tunes, follow the link at top of this page...

07/02/16

Photos added to gallery,

Link to Folk in Oxford listing:

http://folkinoxford.co.uk/calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2016/02/28/5784/-/greyhound-inn-music-session.html

23/01/16

Marco's Waltz uploaded to contempory tunes page!

22/01/16

Update on first events!

13/12/15

News of Greyhound re opening added, 'Useful Links' page updated...

21/04/13

Cheshire Waltz added to Traditional Tunes page

31/08/12

Midnight on the Water now on Trad Tunes page!

06/08/12

Session Dates: Aug & Sep

See Session Dates Web Page

24/06/12

Message: Greyhound Inn Music Session starting again and 'Session History' update (see bottom of this page).

22/06/12

Message: Star Inn Friday night Sessions cancelled.

22/04/12

Lovely French Waltz added to Traditional Tunes page.

18/03/12

Re-worked version of the tune 'Light the Candles' see Contemporary Tunes page.

12/03/12

Comment on the 'Session Split' and new session plans for the Star Inn, see bottom of this page...

11/03/12

New version of the tune 'The Little Egret' uploaded to Contemporary Tunes page.

03/03/12

New version of the tune May's Retreat uploaded to Contemporary Tunes Page

22/02/12

Greyhound Inn Closure notice

19/02/12

New Photos to gallery

31/12/11

Concertina version of 'Hans's Wedding' added to Contemporary Tunes page.

12/12/11

New photos to gallery

11/10/11

New tune 'The Horse is Shod' added to Contemporary Tunes page.

29/08/11

New photos to gallery.

14/07/11

New tunes The Snowy Path and a Trip to Galloway have been added to Contemp. + Trad. Tunes pages.

4/07/11

Announcement of re-starting sessions at the Greyhound Inn!

23/06/11

New tune 'May's Retreat'

added to contemporary tunes page.

18/04/11

Stybarrow Crag added to Trad tunes page!

11/04/11

New songs by Aidan Mcgee added to Contemporary Tunes Page + mp3s!

07/04/11

New pub photos added, new photos to gallery

Sessions now most Fridays at the Shoulder of Mutton!

10/01/11

New Tune! The Little Egret

on Contemporary page...

Photos to gallery.

05/12/10

Session dates for 2011....!

No session on New Years Eve

26/11/10

New tune 'Hans's Wedding'

added to Contemp. Tunes page.

17/11/10,

at last mp3 recording of 'Stables Grand Hornpipe' added to Trad. tunes page!

12/11/10

New Tune 'Mango Jam', see

Contemp. Tunes.

08/11/10

Salmon Tails mp3 recording to Trad. Tunes page.

28/08/10

NEW PHOTOS TO GALLERY THANKS TO IAN!

20/06/10

New tune 'Worm in the Boards' see Cont. Tunes, also 'Salmon Tails' Trad. Tunes.

25/05/10

Coloured Poster added to Session Dates page.

28/04/10

Song 'Left Home' by James Keelaghan, added to Contemporary Songs page.

02/04/10

Keswick Bonny Lasses added to Trad Tunes+mp3

24/03/10

At long last! Some trad songs, beatifully sung and recorded by Katherine, see Traditional Songs page!

 

 

 

 

 

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