Events Programme 2023 Christmas Lights
Stony Stratford
Time Entertainer Where
Throughout the day Street Market High Street WatlingFest
11.00 - 3.00 Stony Stratford Mummers Around Stony Street Market
10.30 - 12.30
Rose & Castle + Queen's Oak
Brackley Morris Men

Lych-Gate Dancing
12.30 - 1.30
Rashiqa (Belly Dancing)
Delta Dancers (Greek Trad Dance Group)
Lych-Gate Car Parks
1.30 - 3.30
Stony Redcaps
Rapskallian + Stony Steppers
Lych-Gate Funfair
12.10 The Stencil Pencils Market Square Bard's Poem
12.50 Coda Rushing Lite Market Square Lantern Procession
1.30 Michael Squire Market Square Potted History
2.05 The Longueville Hot Club Market Square Photo Gallery
2.55 5 Men Not Called Matt Market Square Bard's Poems
3.40 Shadow Play Market Square Getting Involved
4.45 DJ Dave Tomlin Market Square Switch-on
4.55 Countdown Market Square Contact Us
5.10 Switch On
Poem by Stony Bard and Thanks to sponsors
Market Square Eating and drinking
      Main Menu
  Carol Singing with led by The Acabellas
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Market Square

5 Men Not Called Matt

5 Men Not Called Matt are a renowned local A Capella group, who are at home singing songs about the land as they are at Sea Shanty Festivals and the sea. Recently appearing at Teignmouth Sea Shanty Festival after a long pandemic hiatus, they have also recently launched their lockdown project album, “Top In Their Field” to a sold out gig at York House as part of StonyLive! 5 Men, comprise of Ian and Michèle Welborn, Brian Peckett, Tim Hague, Rob Scott, and Andy Powell; we’ll leave you to work out the maths.

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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.



Solo acoustic playlist on Soundcloud:



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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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Shadow Play


Shadow Play are a high-energy trio performing timeless rock classics from the 60s, 70s and 80s, from bands such as Slade, The Quireboys, Judas Priest and many more!


To hear them:


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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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The Longueville Hot Club



The Longue Hot Club was formed in 2007 and plays a range of covers and original music including jazz and blues standards through to country/folk as well as our own arrangements of popular music. The band, which includes Barry Williams (guitar & vocals), Paul Eveling (Lead guitar), Jonathan Ginn (violin) and Jan Blackhall (Bass & vocals), is semi acoustic and our current set includes many jazz numbers, arranged in the ‘French Gypsy’ style of Django Reinhart.





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Coda Rushing Lite

Coda Rushing bring socially conscious spoken word and melodic choruses together with a backing of electronic beats - although this time stripped back to just an acoustic guitar. For fans of The Blockheads, Scroobius Pip, Jamie T, The Clash 

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The Stencil Pencils


The Stencil Pencils came together because of a homework project set by their

teachers during the first coronavirus pandemic! They have continued to write songs,

perform and have become the 'UK's Youngest Autism Band' receiving letters of

support from former Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Education Tzar Sir Kevan

Collins and acknowledgment from our dear departed Her Majesty, The Queen who

said "I have been dearly touched, by your songs" and their newly appointed

Majesties King Charles 3rd and Queen Camilla who have said "It is creative

members of our communities such as yourselves, who have kept us all going during

these difficult times, for which we are extremely grateful". With growing support from

superstars of the entertainment industry such as Eurovision superstar Sam Ryder,

the world's number 1 artiste currently, Ed Sheeran who sent them a signed photo

and a handwritten note congratulating the band for their non-stop awareness of

autism!  Rag n Bone Man, Craig David, Mel C from The Spice Girls, who recently

cartwheeled with Indiana the youngest member of TSP, Top DJ and Producer Fat

BoySlim, Becky Hill, BBC Radio DJ Jo Whiley, Mister Maker, Mr Motivator, Mister

Tumble and BBC Naturalist and autism campaigner Chris Packham and Dr Anna

Kennedy OBE - Founder of AGT (autism's got talent) the Mayor of Milton Keynes

and Chairman of MK Dons Mr Pete Winkelman.

To hear them, see:




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