These are cracking evenings of traditional music - mainly english polkas, jigs, reels, hornpipes and waltzes, played on acoustic-only instruments, typically fiddles, melodeons, guitars, flutes, bodhrans and even the odd hammered dulcimer (and they are very odd).

Besides english tunes, you might hear a few irish, american, scots, swedish and french-canadian creep in from time to time. There's not usually any singing - that happens in the pub on different nights - see the footnote.

The Tune Sessions happen in the Bar of the Hare & Hounds pub, 2 West Road, Main St, Haconby, Bourne, Lincs, PE10 0UZ.

The pub is easy to find, in the village of Haconby, 1/4 mile off the A15, 3 miles north of Bourne.

Admission is free, so come to enjoy a drink and listen to the Tune Session music, provided by Pete Shaw & friends, and there's usually two hand-pulled beers and a range of others.

We aim to start the music around 7.30pm and finish around 10.30pm.

More details: Pete Shaw on 01778 571563 or email pete AT peteshaw.co.uk  You can ask to go on the email reminder list - or just turn up. If you're a guitarist or music reader, some chords & music are available in advance - email or ring Pete as above.

To remind you of the dates - the 3rd Mondays of every month: Why not come along to one? Monday 19 September, Mon 17 October, Mon 21 Nov, Mon 19 Dec, etc.

If you roll up and the car park is full, just park on the road in that case.
There are also two separate and different song evenings in the same pub each month. The 'Open Mike', with PA equipment, is run in the bar by Nick Gomm 07785-515343 every 1st Sunday, Also the 'First Friday' singaround is run by Dean Hardy 01778 570115 in the pub's restaurant every 1st Friday in the month (3rd Fri in Dec.). 

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