Events Programme 2018 Christmas Lights
Stony Stratford
Time Entertainer Where
Throughout the day Street Market High Street
On and off throughout the day The Mummers High Street
10:30 'till 12:30 Brackley Morris Men
Queens Oak
Royal Oak

New Moon
Hemlock Morris
High Street
in front of Odell's
11:20 Jasmine Burns Market Square
11.55 Refrazzled Market Square
12:30 Rashiqa (Belly Dancing)
High Street
12.45 Nick Gordon Market Square
1:30 'till 3:30 Rose & Castle
Royal Oak
Stony Redcaps

Stony Steppers
Hemlock Morris
High Street
in front of Odell's
1:20 Enigmatic Blue Market Square
2:10 Michael Squire Market Square
2:45 Twisted Echo Market Square
3:40 Palmerston Market Square
4:45 Lantern Procession Arrives
with DJ Dave Tomlin
Market Square
4:55 Countdown Market Square
5:00 Switch On
Poem by Stony Bard and Junior Bards
Thanks to sponsors
Market Square
5:10 Carol Singing with Acabellas
click here to download a carol sheet - click save when asked and look in downloads
alternatively click here to download a PDF version and click save when asked
Market Square
Stony Stratford Mummers

Stony Stratford Mummers was formed when a group of dedicated folkies decided that they would entertain those in the local hostelries at Christmas time. A group of friends went round the pubs singing Christmas Carols and one year late they decided to perform a Mummers play. It was in the year 1973 that Stony Stratford Mummers was born. Apart from a one year break in the late 1980’s Stony Mummers have performed every year since its inception. Their performance schedule in the winter always starts when the town holds its annual ‘Switching on of the Lights’ celebration which heralds the start of the winter festivities at the end of November or beginning of December.
For further information, see their web site:

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Jasmine Burns

Originating from a small village in East Yorkshire, Jasmine Burns is a singer-songwriter with a sound heavily influenced by the south-west of America. With her warm and rugged vocals laced around tales of a bruised and heavy heart combined with foot tapping jaunty rhythm. From Bluegrass to The Blues, Jasmine Burns has the ability to blends her wealth of influences into a fresh sound of her own.

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Hi all you latent Bedazzlers! Announcing our little spin-off project.Refrazzled! Adrian Burr (guitar) Dionne Charles (keyboard) and me, Richard, on rhythm guitar, harmonica and vocals. It's just a bit of fun! We're doing a slot at Watlingfest (Stony Lights switch-on on 1st December) in the market square at 11.55am to 12.35pm. An early slot so Dionne can go to work on time! Be great if you could catch us. No throwing stuff tho'

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Nick Gordon

An acoustic musical lunchtime snack, presented on a bed of blues, garnished with a little gospel, and finished off with a dusting of humour.

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Enigmatic Blue

Nick Bosworth has put together a band of local musicians for this occasion but he is being very secretive about it; hence the name.

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Michael Squire

Michael Squire was born and brought up in Bromley, Kent, where he started listening to David Bowie and the Rolling Stones, Elvis Costello and new wave bands plus the great singer/songwriters including Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. He started writing and playing in bands in the early 1980s. Music projects in recent years include the folk duo Higher Plane and an occasional band The Mike Squire Collective. In his writing he likes to focus on lyrics that tell stories, sometimes tall or imagined, occasionally true.

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Twisted Echo

90's rock cover band Twisted Echo take you back to a time when the Gallaghers swaggered and Cobain reigned!

Covering the most popular 90's bands from the UK including Blur, Oasis, Radiohead as well as legendary US bands Foo Fighters, Green Day and Nirvana!


So come along and enjoy a 90's sentimentality session with Twisted Echo...

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Palmerston are a five piece original acoustic band who weave their magic around folk, country and Americana styles to the wonderful catchy songs by Alan Rondeau. Songs that you will find yourself singing in the middle of the night. A successful 2015, saw them open several shows for the amazing country guitar wizard, Albert Lee, on his first solo tour of the UK. They also took to festival and theatre stages around the country with other major artists such as Ralph McTell, The Moulettes, Gabriella Aplin, Toploader and Mad Dog Mcrea to name but a few. 2018 sees new music on their Short Stories EP, and a fantastic early summer tour playing venues such as Cromer Folk on the Pier and The Stables Theatre in MIlton Keynes. 

Five voices deliver brilliantly tight harmonies, and between them they play umpteen different instruments involving strings, reeds and things that go ‘bang’ in the night! 

Alan Rondeau - 




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The AcaBellas


Community Carol Singing led by The AcaBellas:  Shortly after the Xmas lights switch on, there will be some community carol singing in the Market Square led by a group of singers specially formed for the occasion, The AcaBellas. They are a group of 5 local women singers who perform in their own right but have been brought together asa super-group. Please stay in the Square after the Switch-On and join them in some carol singing to welcome in Xmas. .

If you have been in the lantern procession you will receive  a song sheet and volunteers will also pass through the audience handing out copies to people who don’t have them so that you can join in with the singing. However, if you are unlucky in getting a copy, or want to be prepared you can access the words from HERE

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Dave Tomlin

DJ and disco music for all special occasions. DJ Dave T is your man. Based in London and Northampton, he covers the London area, Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire. DJ Dave's music ranges from 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, the latest chart, r'n'b ,hip hop, funky house, old skool and any style you request.

Having dj'ed for over 10 years, Dave has experience choosing the right music for the right occasion and likes to inspire everyone to get up and dance.

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