Events Programme 2022 Christmas Lights
Stony Stratford
Time Entertainer Where
Throughout the day Street Market High Street WatlingFest
Throughout the day Stony Stratford Mummers High Street Street Market
10.30 - 11.30
Hemlock Morris
Royal Oak Morris + New Moon Morris

Lych-Gate Dancing
10.30 - 11.30
Rose & Castle Morris
Queens Oak + Brackley Morris Men
New Street Entrance Car Parks
11.30 - 12.30
Rose & Castle Morris
Queens Oak + Backley Morris Men
Lych-Gate Funfair
11.30 - 12.30
Hemlock Morris
Royal Oak Morris + New Moon Morris
New Street Entrance Bard's Poem
10.30 Stony Stratford Story Stroll Market Square Lantern Procession
12.25 Noah's Cape Market Square Potted History
12.30 - 12.50 Rashiqa (Belly Dancing) High Street Photo Gallery
1.10 The Robert Berkeley Band Market Square Getting Involved
1.30 - 3.30 Stony Steppers
Northampton Morris
Lych Gate Switch-on
2.00 Foursheet Market Square Contact Us
2.45 Streetlight Market Square Eating and drinking
3.40 Soul Fever Market Square Main Menu
4:45  DJ Dave Tomlin Market Square  
4.55 Countdown Market Square
5:10 Switch On by Ugly Sisters
Poem by Stony Bard and Thanks to sponsors
Market Square
  Carol Singing with a choir
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Market Square

Act 1: Noah’s Cape

Noah’s Cape are a folk trio hailing from the border of Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire featuring Linda, Marian and Mark. Three lead singers take turns to lead or harmonise all in the service of delivering their best version of the song.

Capably led by Linda Watkins on vocals and various stringed instruments, it also features Marian Wedley on vocals, guitar, harmonica and whistles and Mark Niel on guitar, vocals and occasionally cajon.

Noah’s Cape deliver their unique brand of Folkie-tainment featuring original songs, cover versions of acoustic classics and traditional folk songs, all sprinkled with poetic wit as Mark is Poet Laureate of his hometown. Their trademark three-part harmonies are constant crowd pleasers and their ever-changing instrumentation means there is practically a different sound to every song.

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Act 2: The Robert Berkeley Band

The Robert Berkeley Band: Successful solo sets at this years Woburn Sands festival from Robert and his son George, prompted the formation of this band. It sees them joined by Robert's other son Lucas on Bass and John Garrad on drums for a set peppered with contemporary covers and a couple of Robert's own songs, with George and Robert sharing singing duties.



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Act 3: Foursheet

Foursheetwas formed when world renowned Derbyshire duo Keith Kendrick and Sylvia Needham met Denise Dryburgh and Phil Underwood, aka DryWood.

It was an instant meeting of minds both musically and personally – the result is a powerful and heartfelt blend of instruments and voices.

Keith and Sylvia sing mainly English traditional and traditionally influenced contemporary songs and work extensively all over the globe. 

Phil and Denise are a folk duo from Stony Stratford singing both lively and soulful original and traditional songs. Their songs especially celebrate the heritage of the English Canals, spiced up with a pinch of Americana.

Foursheet have a wide-ranging repertoire, frequently accompanying themselves and playing lively dance tunes on concertinas, melodeon, guitar, banjo, fiddle and percussion.

Uncannily compatible styles of delivery produce striking harmonies, both acapella and accompanied.

Expect a thoroughly musical and entertaining show of songs and tunes, guaranteed to entertain and to get your feet tapping.


Phil Underwood 07546 974009,

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Act 4: Soul Fever

Soul Fever, One of MK longest standing bands gives you classic soul numbers from the 60’s & 70’s (and beyond).

A powerful 8-piece band with two lead singers and a rather saxy horn section provide that authentic soul sound that we know so well.


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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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Act 5: Streetlight

Streetlight: a great 8 piece band with plenty of experience, style and professionalism. Playing music from the 60's, 70's, 80's right up to date.

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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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Stony Stratford Story Stroll


Take a stroll retelling Stony Stratford’s infamous history through story presented by professional story-teller Red Phoenix. The walk starts at 10.30am from the corner of Church street and the High Street by St. Giles Church on Saturday 26th November (Switch-On day). Cost £5. All money raised for Act Out & Act Up drama groups. Wear weather appropriate clothing & walking shoes.

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