Stony Tracks

Next show on June 14th with
Jennifer Wilson-Marklew
is cancelled

After nearly 6 years, Stony Tracks is over, unless anyone else wants to take up the reins.
Thanks so much to everyone who supported the events, especially the regulars. There have been 30 Stony Tracks since the first one on November 8th 2017, and almost £7000 has been raised for York House.
This website will remain for the foreseeable future if you want to look back on the guests photos and choices of music. So a;though we didn't realize it at the time, Ian Welborns show was the last one (presented by me anyway.
Ian's choices are listed below.
The Guests choices section is getting very large & cumbersome so instead of putting choices there, I'll be putting each guests choices here, and replacing them with the last show each month.
They'll also be on the Facebook Page.

Upcoming shows
June 14th with Jennifer Wilson-Marklew
Ian Welborn'schoices
Track 1: Goodnight Irene – The Weavers.
Track 2: Boys – The Beatles
Track 3: The Stumble – John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers
Track 4: Beethoven’s 9th (Choral) Symphony: Last Movement
Track 5: Layla – Derek & The Dominoes
Track 6: The Ballad of Mary Magdalen – Richard Shindell
Track 7: Black Diamonds – The Pitman Poets
Track 8: Widowmaker – Trim Rig & a Doxy

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - A. Conan Doyle
Jonathan Livingstone Seagull - Richard Bach
The Old Man and the Sea- Earnest Hemmingway

Luxury Item 
A tinderbox

If Ian could only have one track
Track 5
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Conversation, photos and music

Stony Tracks is like Desert Island Discs, but with photos of the guests life on the big screen, and like on the radio the guest chooses 8 pieces of music.
I believe that everyone's life is interesting, and my hope is that you'll come to the shows irrespective of whether you know the guest or not.
The shows are on the second Wednesday of most months in the Beechey Room at York House.
* At the preceding show.
* From Odell's, 60 High St, Stony Stratford
*  Online at (50p booking fee).
N.B. Not all the tickets are allocated to wegottickets, (more will be added as necessary) the rest are on sale from Odell's - cash only please from Odell's.
All profits from ticket and bar sales go to help fund projects at York House to help improve the facilities. Click here to see how much has been raised to date.
For enquiries Tel. 07973 317801 or email
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I got the idea for Stony Tracks when I was at a festival in 2017 and there were a couple of 'Desert Island Disc' events featuring artists who were performing at the festival.
I've built on the concept by using PowerPoint to show photo's of the guest's lives, and play the tracks from YouTube if available.
I don't impose The Bible & The Complete Works of Shakespeare on the guests, but of course some guests do choose them.

At Pat Nicholson's show, he presented me with a poem he'd written about his take on how Stony Tracks started. See photo.

Derek Gibbons
York House Centre is a well-used Youth, Community and Arts Centre three minutes’ walk from Stony Stratford town centre. The three storey Victorian building (c.1860) is Grade II Listed and is run by a Centre Manager & Volunteer Board of Trustees to provide rooms for hire for the whole community.

York House Centre
London Road
Stony Stratford
Milton Keynes
MK11 1JQ

Conversation, photos and music

  •  14/06/2023 19:30
  •   London Road, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1JQ, UK

Councillor Jennifer Wilson-Marklew is Cabinet Member for Climate Action and Sustainability, and Transport. She is one of two Labour Co-operative Councillors for the Stony Stratford Ward, which covers Calverton, Crownhill, Fairfields, Fullers Slade, Galley Hill, Stony Stratford and Whitehouse. Born and raised in Milton Keynes, Jenny has lived in Stony for the majority of the last six years. Currently living in one of the MKDP town houses on Silver Street, she can often be seen walking around town with her very friendly son, Victor. She was elected as a ward councillor in 2018 to Milton Keynes City Council and has represented the town and it's neighbouring estates since. In 2019 she brought a motion to the council making a commitment to being carbon neutrality by 2030, and has been working hard to make that commitment a realitysince.

  • £5
  •  12/04/2023 20:00
  •   York House Centre, London Road, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1JQ, UK
  • £5
  •  08/02/2023 20:00 - 08/02/2023 21:45
  •   London Road, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1JQ, UK

N.B. Just 10 tickets at a time are allocated here, and will be added to as required. Tickets can also be bought from Odells in Stony Stratford High Street. -------------- Naomi was born in NY and came to Britain in 1974. Both her parents were European immigrants to the US. Her career has centred on children, poverty and family policy. She was the first Director of Sure Start, ran the Social Exclusion Task Force, and served as Poverty Advisor to Nicola Sturgeon. She has written two books, "Sure Start, How Government Discovered Early Childhood" and "Parents, Poverty and the State", with Carey Oppenheim. Naomi was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Open University in 2002 and became a Companion of the Bath in 2005. She currently works for the NHS, and loves movies and cooking.

  • £5
  •  11/01/2023 20:00 - 11/01/2023 21:30
  •   London Road, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1JQ, UK

Andrew was born in Northampton in 1958. At age 11 he went to Bedford School where he was a boarder. He did quite well at O level but made a mess of his A level exams and ended up at Lanchester Polytechnic in Coventry where he studied Economics. After a year’s work experience in Cardiff he returned to Northampton to join the family business. In 1985 he married Julia Walklett and in 1991 they were blessed with a daughter Chloe. They have lived in Moulton, Stoke Bruerne and since 2010 Stony Stratford where amongst other things he now helps run the Song Loft.

  • £5
  •  12/10/2022 20:00
  •   London Road, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1JQ, UK

Stony Tracks is finally back, with new presenter Sean Calvert. Sean's first show is a double header with James & Ali Tully, the founders of Stony Radio, the internet station broadcasting 24 hours a day to Stony Stratford and the world from the studio here at York House. The venue is accessible to all, and there will be a bottle & can bar. Tickets available from Odells NOW, and from WeGotTickets from Sept. 29th.

  • £5
  •  08/06/2022 20:00
  •   London Road, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1JQ, UK

Craig was born in Kent in 1963 and began his musical life as a chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral and was the first treble to be chosen to sing solo at the prestigious annual Messiah. He’s been Musical Director of Young Voices UK for over 19 years, and is the director of the Milton Keynes Community Choir, Milton Keynes Youth Choir and a new classical venture entitled TGI Choir. He’s directed many of the UK’s top artists including Beverley Knight, Tony Hadley, Candy Staton, All Angels, Mavis Staples, Alexandra Burke, Miss Dynamite, Katie Melua, Lemar and many more, worked for West End shows, and played bass guitar for various groups.

  • £5
  •  13/04/2022 20:00 - 13/04/2022 21:45
  •   London Road, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1JQ, UK

Born in Malaysia, Kate travelled all over the world as her father was in the forces, and went to 17 schools as a result of all the travel, eventually coming to England in her teens. Kate studied graphic design, fine art and photography at Salisbury College of Art and launched straight into a job as designer for a London marketing agency. Following several other jobs, Kate started working for herself. Several decades later she still retains some of her original clients who trust her creativity. Over the years, Kate became increasingly aware of the stress suffered by staff in the workplace, so she now runs Art & Soul Day where gentle breathing yoga is mixed with a glass of bubbly, good food, good company and art.

  • £5
  •  12/02/2020 20:00
  •   London Road, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1JQ, UK

Anne was born in September 1972, and moved to Milton Keynes in 1975 when her dad got a job at Wolverton Works. Amongst other things she’s worked for Marshall's amps and been a Health Care worker. Anne was elected as the Stony Stratford Ward Councillor on May 8th 2019, and is the eldest of four daughters. She has three children and two grandchildren. Two of her children have autism. A keen Ripperologist, she has over 300 books on the subject, and is a member of the Whitechapel Society. She studied criminology at university, and is interested in Victorian crime and social issues.

  • £5
  •  08/01/2020 20:00
  •   London Road, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1JQ, UK

‘I’m a poet, songwriter, birder and flyer, with a head full of unicorns but feet on the ground. My childhood was bluebell springs and blackberry autumns. Mum created, dug, and scrubbed things, Nan baked, mended and fussed. Dad arm-chaired, and read to us - Wordsworth, Keats, Shakespeare and The Morning Star - and sang opera. We went on a dawn walk, once, to see hares, and planets. With my brothers, and others, I played cricket on the golf course, and made snowballs and ate apple fritters. Then one day we all grew up. I taught, married, enabled, volunteered, performed, knitted. I discovered, and moved to, Stony Stratford. Life is rich, full, with even more words, too much wool, and never enough time for friends, or flies. And unicorns…..’

  •  13/11/2019 20:00
  •   London Road, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1JQ, UK

Peter Waterman moved from Hatfield to the Milton Keynes area in 1968, when he was appointed as a planning officer for the Church of England, and secretary of the Bishop of Oxford’s Ecumenical Committee. He was later appointed as the Social Development Director at Milton Keynes Development Corporation, a post he held for 16 years. He started FoSSl (Freinds of Stony Stratford Library) in 2004 and also the working party which set up the SS Neighbourhood Council as a first step to form a Town Council.

  •  09/10/2019 20:00
  •   London Road, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1JQ, UK

Paul has spent most of his life in Stony Stratford, growing up alongside his twin brothers. He began school at Russell Street, and after passing the 11+ attended the Radcliffe School Wolverton. Leaving school in July 1967 Paul started his working life as a trainee technician / draughtsman at Redpath Dorman Long (Structural Engineers) in Bedford. He remains a Structural Engineer to this day. An accomplished cricketer, he played for many years in the Stony Stratford first Xl primarily as an opening bowler. During 1980 an opportunity came his way to re-join his folk music mates Dave Whetstone and Jean Pierre Rasle in the Hemlock Cock and Bull Band. In December 1981 the band released what became a best selling album on the Topic label topping the Melody Maker charts. Paul still plays in the current Cock and Bull Band.

  • £5
  •  14/08/2019 20:00
  •   London Road, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1JQ, UK

Vanessa was born in Germany where her Royal Air Force father was stationed. The family moved every few years with the Air Force, including to Germany again and to Turkey. Vanessa’s own job with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office took her from London to the Philippines and then to exotic Milton Keynes. She loved the area so much, especially Stony Stratford, that she settled here and has now lived in the area longer than anywhere else, immersing herself in the local culture, especially the Spoken Word scene. Elected as the 6th Bard of Stony Stratford in 2016, she has also been Poet in Residence for Buckingham Literary Festival, and is often to be seen hogging a mic in local hostelries…

  •  12/06/2019 20:00
  •   York House, Stony Stratford

Terrie is better know as storyteller Red Phoenix. She has been storytelling since 2004, but has been performing in theatre since 1992. She founded Red Phoenix Storytelling and Productions in 2007, and is an Arts Award Advisor for Trinity College London, a member of the Society for Storytelling, Equity and a Winston Churchill Fellow. Terrie has performed all over the world, where she’s met and been inspired by many fellow storytellers. She creates her own original tales as well as researching and drawing from original sources. She is currently researching a PhD in applied storytelling and heritage at Loughborough University.

  •  08/05/2019 20:00
  •   York House, Stony Stratford

Andy was born in Rugby in 1955 to George and Jessie Fenton. Dad was a turner with a local engineering company, and mum worked at the local factory which employed half of the town. He was Cross Country Town champion for a number of years, and for Warwickshire schools, being a member of the English Schools winning team in 1970. Andy also played football for Coventry City as a schoolboy. He first picked up a guitar aged 17, an old acoustic left at his house by his cousin, plus a beginner’s book, and as part of comedy band ‘The Measles’, went to Gibraltar in 1985 and had trips to India between 2008 and 2015 with ‘The Floydsound’. He also plays with ‘Hellzaboppin’, ‘After the Lights’ and ‘Little Pig’.

  • £5
  •  10/04/2019 20:00
  •   York House, Stony Stratford

Vicki travelled with her parents for the first thirteen years of her life, the family following her father’s postings to Northern Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall and Malta. In this time she changed schools eleven times eventually ‘settling’ to secondary education in Northampton for five years before arriving at Bletchley Park, by chance, in 1970 to train as a teacher. At the time she did not know that her aunt had been recruited to Bletchley Park in WW2 and that her grandmother was a servant at Sir Herbert Leon’s mansion, also in Bletchley Park, before WW1. Since Vicki settled in Stony Stratford in 1978 she has been involved in arts, music and community projects in the town and across Milton Keynes.

  •  13/03/2019 20:00
  •   London Road, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1JQ, UK

The distinctive figure of Pat Nicholson with his long flowing hair, and faithful dog Oz by his side is a regular sight around Stony. Pat was born just four and a half miles from Stony in the village of Whaddon in 1948. Growing up in the 1960’s, he developed a love for both the arts and music and left for London in 1968 to study architecture. Pat eventually set up his own small practice in Bedford in the 1980’s and has since worked for several practices in both London and the north of England. Further to retiring in 2013, he has concentrated on writing and performing music. He currently runs the successful Vaultage Open Mic, the annual YorkieFest fundraiser and became the Fifth Bard of Stony in 2015.

  • £5
  •  13/02/2019 20:00
  •   London Road, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1JQ, UK

The guest for February is Anna Page. Anna was born in Cape Town, and immigrated to the UK aged 19 to become a pipe organ builder, working for John Page of Page & Howard, who specialised in building and restoring Fairground and Street organs. She later married John Page. She has worked at the OU for over 26 years, currently with a Senior Producer role in Open Media and Open Learning, and is also an OU graduate. Anna plays flute & chime bar in the St Mary & St Giles church band, & sings alto in the Parish Singers & The Open University Choir. Her hobbies include wood carving, knitting, sewing and dolls house making. She was a prime mover in the 10 year campaign to restore the St Mary & St Giles Willis pipe organ.

  • £5
  •  09/01/2019 20:00
  •   York House, London Road, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JQ

Paul was born in Beckenham Kent in 1947. His father was in the RAF, and his Mother was a veterinary assistant. When he was 15 he joined the Junior Leaders Regiment Royal Armoured Corps to begin training as a British Soldier, transferring to the Second Royal Tank Regiment when he was 18. When he left the army, he became a drummer, then a roadie, a technician and a pyro-technician for some of the top pop and rock stars of the 70's 80's & 90's, including Bob Geldof, Hot Chocolate, Gary Numan, Toto, Sister Sledge, Pil, and Suzi Quatro to name just a few. Paul is also a damn fine drummer, and played with local bands 'Out of the Wood” and Penda's Fen. Suzi Quatro wrote the foreword to Pauls recently published book of memoirs "Access-all-Areas" which you can buy at the show at the reduced price of £10

  • £5
  •  12/12/2018 20:00 - 12/09/2018 21:45
  •   York House, London Road, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JQ

Tickets available from York House and Odells. Online booking also available, click the BUY NOW button - 50p booking fee.

  •  14/11/2018 20:00 - 14/11/2018 21:45
  •   York House, London Road, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JQ

I keep being told I should be the interviewee rather than the interviewer at one of the shows , so I thought I'd be the guest for the 1st Anniversary show. Ken Daniels (who was my first S.T. guest) will be asking the questions

  •  10/10/2018 20:00 - 10/10/2018 21:45
  •   York House , London Road, Stony Stratford

This show is sold out with a waiting list, so If you have a ticket you find you can no longer use email

  •  12/09/2018 20:00 - 12/09/2018 21:40
  •   York House, London Road, Stony Stratford

Bob was born in Stony Stratford, and has spent most of his life here. He is probably best known as the chair of Folk on the Green, but there's a lot more to him than that.

  •  13/06/2018 20:00 - 13/06/2018 21:30
  •   York House, London Road, Stony Stratford

Andy was born in 1962 and grew up in Fareham. He studied at the London Electronics College, moving to Milton Keynes in 1981 to work at Hanslope Park. He has travelled the world extensively as head of training for ShoreTel, is a keen photographer, loves planes, plays several instruments in a number of bands, and has recently discovered the joys of acting with two local theatre groups. Andy is the first Stony Tracks guest who isn't a resident of Stony, but was in the past, and spends a lot of his time here, either as a musician / actor, and as the chairman of Stony Live!

  •  09/05/2018 19:30 - 09/05/2018 21:30
  •   York House, London Road, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JQ

Doors at 19.30 - show starts at 20.00. Sarah was born in Stony Stratford, and lived in Syria until she was eight, when she was sent to board at Bedford High School. She describes herself as “the naughtiest girl in the school” and was thrown out at 16, after which she went to Edinburgh Academy for Boys. Amongst other things, she's been head of English at Lea Manor High School in Luton, and has been a full-time writer for nine years, writing over 20 novels. Published last year, “Behind Her Eyes” was The Sunday Times No.1 best seller. Sarah has also written screenplays for the BBC, including episodes of New Tricks. Sarah has recently moved back to Stony after a spell living in London.

  •  11/04/2018 20:00 - 11/04/2018 21:30
  •   York House, London Road, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JQ

Doors at 19.30 - show starts at 20.00. The event is in the Beechey Room. Please use rear entrance to York House. There is a ramp for wheelchair access, and York House has disabled toilet facilities. There will be a small bar with wine, beer and soft drinks. All profits from ticket money and bar go to York House’s community projects.

  • £5
  •  14/03/2018 19:30
  •   York House, London Road, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JQ

Born in Llangollen in 1949, a tomboy who also loved reading books about horses and ballet. Judy has been an OU tutor, had two children’s novels published, and is still writing. She taught A level history at Luton Sixth Form College and to Stantonbury Sixth Form students. Nowadays her life is dominated by her work with Stony Stratford in Bloom, of which she was the co-founder and is the Chair. She is also Ambassador for Thames & Chilterns in Bloom, and has been a Stony Stratford Town Councillor.

  • £5
  •  14/02/2018 19:30 - 14/02/2018 21:30
  •   York House, London Road, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JQ

The first bard of Stony and locally famous wood-sculptor puts music to his past. From the second summer of love, battles with riot police, life on the canal, depression and domestic violence. This 1970’s Surrey school boy could identify every native bird whilst being a whiz at football . Now settled in Stony after marrying his love in a castle, a love-story ending to a rebellious past.

Conversation, photos & music

Track 1   Sandy Nelson, "Let there be drums"

Track 2   The Yardbirds, "Smokestack Lightening

Track 3   John Mayall, "Crawling up a Hill"

Track 4   Focus, "Sylvia"

Track 5   Spooky Tooth, "Evil Woman"

Track 6   Joe Walsh, "Rocky Mountain Way"

Track 7   Frank Zappa, "Peaches en Regalia"

Track 8    Chicago, "25 or 6 to 4"

Track 9   Lynyrd Skynrd, "Freebird"

Track 10  Weather Report, "Thanks for the Memory" (featuring Wayne Shorter)

If Paul could only have one track - Track 5 - Spooky Tooth


Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury

DR No - Ian Fleming

Stark - Ben Elton  (not Elton John as I said at the show)

And talking of books, you can buy Paul's book 'Access-all-Areas'  HERE or to collect personally please email or or phone 01908 635 917

Luxury Item

A laptop and DVD of 2001 A Space Odyssey

Track 1   -  Stranger on the Shore - Andy Williams

Track 2   -  Bus Stop - The Hollies

Track 3   -  Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed

Track 4   -  Let’s Dance – David Bowie

Track 5   -  Everything Possible – Roy Bailey

Track 6   -  In These Shoes – Kirsty McColl

Track 7   -  Singt dem grossen Bassa Lieder  - Mozart

Track 8   -  Asmarina  Mulatu Astatqe

Track 9   -  In My Life - The Beatles

Track 10 - Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen


A Place of Greater Safety - Hilary Mantel
The Strangers Child - Alan Hollinghurst

Luxury Item

A camera with a Solar Charging Panel

Click the  text below to download the full text on which Terrie's show was based. There's lots of info' we didn't have time to cover.

Stony Tracks.pdf

Track 1    Final Countdown  -   Europe. 1st Single I bought.

Track 2    Children of the Revolution  -   T.REX. 

Track 3    Bohemian Rhapsody  -   Queen  My Dad and I loved Queen, so much that as a Kid I used my dolls to re-enact the LiveAid concert for my Dad whilst force feeding him very sweet biscuits I made.

Track 4    No Rain  -  Blind Melon   I loved this song back in the day, most people don't know the band, but when I met my partner he was a big fan too.

Track 5    Dr.Who Theme 

Track 6    As the World Falls Down. David Bowie    Any of the songs from this film (Labyrinth) Remind me of my Granddad. Although Ziggy Stardust is my Bowie Favourite, this song has a personal connection.

Track 7.   Stand and Deliver. Adam Ant.

Track 8    Think  -  Aretha Franklin.

Track 9    Crucify  -   Tori Amos.

Track 10   Wuthering Heights  -   Kate Bush.

If Terrie could only have one track - Track 4

Not part of Teriie's choices but also 
The program which inspired my career. The Storyteller, Jim Henson

And see if you can spot Terrie's in this Suede video. She's from 2.40 for 10 seconds and you can only see her hair!


1. Katherine Briggs Dictionary of British Folk Lore

2. H.Harman. Sketches of Buckinghamshire

3. Terry Prachett complete collection.

Luxury Item

A Magic Lamp

Click the  text below to download the full text on which Terrie's show was based. There's lots of info' we didn't have time to cover.

Stony Tracks.pdf

Track   1  -   I Was Born Under a Wandering Star - Lee Marvin

Track   2  -  Seasons in the sun – Terry Jacks  

Track   3  -   Does your mother know – Abba 

Track   4  -   Paradise by the Dashboard Light – Meatloaf

Track   5  -   Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel 

Track   6  -    Another Suitcase in another Hall - Barbara Dickson

Track   7  -   Nothing Compares to You - Sinead O'Connor

Track   8  -   Room for a Life - Kate Bush - 

Track   9  -   Slipping Through my Fingers - Abba

Track   10  -  With a little help from my friends  - Wet Wet Wet


Sophie’s World - Jostein Gardner
The Book Thief- Markus Zusac
 Whistle Down the Wind - Mary Hayley Bell

Luxury Item
A freezer full of men for different occasions!

Read some of Vanessa's poetry on her Blog


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Track 1     The Goons  -  The Ying Tong Song

Track 2     Shirley Bassey  -  Goldfinger

Track 3     Rolling Stones  -  The Last Time

Track 4     John Mayalls Bluesbreakers  -  Dust my Blues

Track 5     Gabriel Yacoub  -  Pierre de Grenoble

Track 6     Peter Gabriel  -  Sledgehammer

Track 7     Gentiane  -  Plant Un Cao

Track 8     Gilles Chabenat  & Frederic Paris  -  Où t'en vas-tu?

Track 9    The Waifs  -  Lighthouse

Track 10  Jewell & Martin - La Passeggiata (sorry, not available on YouTube)

If Paul could only have one track - Track 7

Spike Milligan Book of Poetry

Bob Dylan Songbook


A box with  his Guitar & Mandola

Track  1  Joseph Locke - I'll take you home again Kathleen

Track  2  The Goons - I'm walking backwards for Christmas

Track  3  Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley

Track  4  Julie London - Cry me a river

Track  5  Blind Willie Johnson - Nobody's fault but mine 

Track  6  The Beatles - Love me do

Track  7  Beethoven - 9th Symphony 4th movement

Track  8  Ivor Cutler - Stick out your chest

Track  9  Mahalia Jackson - I walked into the garden

Track 10 Juan Serrano - Zambra

Luxury Item
More music on an Ipod


  • Gormenghast trilogy by Mervyn Peake
  • Complete works of Ivor Cutler or Kurt Vonnegut
  • If I’m allowed a large dictionary, Finnegan’s Wake by James Joyce

Track  1  Everly Brothers – When will I be loved – from The Fabulous style of the Everly Brothers

Track  2  The Beatles – I’ll be back from Hard Day’s Night

Track  3  The Kinks – Last of the steam powered trains from The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society

Track  4  Bob Dylan – Mr Tambourine Man  from The real Albert Hall concert 1966

Track  5  Bert Jansch & John Renbourn - Waggoner’s lad from Bert & John

Track  6  John Coltrane – My favourite things  from My favourite things

Track  7 Mary Chapin Carpenter – Come on, come on from Come on, come on 

Track  8  Jackie Leven – Another man’s rain from Oh What a blow that phantom dealt me

Track  9  Traveling Wilburys – Handle with care from The Traveling Wilburys Vol One

Track 10 Patti Smith – Fuji-san from Banga

Luxury Item

Mark Twain - Life on the Mississippi
Thomas Pynchon - Against the day
Tristram Shandy

Track  1   Nightingale Singing  (Recording of Nightingale birdsong on May 19th 1942 as 197 Wellington and Lancaster bombers fly overhead on a bombing raid to Germany) Fast forward to 2 mins 30 secs. 

Track  2     Specials  –  Ghost Town

Track  3    Xpansions  –  Move Your Body

Track  4   Arrested Development  –  Everyday People

Track  5    Headmix Collective  - Spirals

Track  6    Inner Terrestrials  -  Run Tings

Track  7     My Lady of Autumn 

Track  8     Ben Howard  -  Keep Your Head

Track  9    Crowns  -  Kissing Gate

Track 10   The Waterboys  -  A Man is in Love

Luxury Item
A top quality axe

Propa Propaganda - Benjamin Zephaniah
The Fish Who Could Wish - John Bush & Korky Paul

Track  1    Blueberry Hill by Fats Domino

Track  2    Symphony No 5 in C Minor, op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven (First Movement)

Track  3.  The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Peggy Seeger

Track  4.  The Knotty (from a musical documentary directed  by Peter Cheeseman

Track  5.  Do You Ever Think of England? by Rod Hall

Track  6 . Rise Up Jock! by Tony Barrand and John Roberts

Track  7.  Noye's Fludde by Benjamin Britten (Kyrie Eleison)

Track  8.  There's A War On by John Close

Track  9.  Mack the Knife by Louise Armstrong and Lotte Lenya

Track 10. Patriotic Song by Stephen Oliver (from Nicholas Nickleby)

Luxury item
A telescope

The Complete Works of Shakespeare
Paradise Lost - John Milton
The Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer

Track   1   Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles

Track   2   Money Money Money - Abba

Track   3   Come on, Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners

Track   4   Hancock's Half Hour theme

Track   5    Material Girl - Madonna

Track   6   The Piano Man – Billy Joel

Track   7   We are Family - Sister Sledge

Track   8   Freedom '90 - George Michael

Track   9   I walk the line - Johnny Cash

Track 10  One Day like this – Elbow

If Sarah could only have one track - George Michael – Freedom '90

Luxury Item
My dog, Ted


The Stand – Stephen King

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C S Lewis

The Passage – Justin Cronin


Track   1 -  Songs From the Wood - Jethro Tull

Track   2 -  Nessun Dorma - Luciano Pavoroti From 3 Tenors World Cup concert (this isn't the version played at the show)

Track   3 -  Who will blow the candle out - Coope Boyes & Simpson

Track   4 -  Streets of London - Ralph McTell. (First song I ever played on my own in the Vaults)

Track   5 -  Opus Taylor: Working in the coal mine / I feel good - Run C&W. 

Track   6 -  Nkosi Sikele’l- Afrika Shosholoza - Lady Smith Black Mabazo.

Track   7 -  Sound and Vision - David Bowie. (Genius at work)

Track   8 - Watching Records go round and round - Jimmy Brewer

Track   9 -  Icarus - Sound of Rum (written by Kate Tempest)

Track  10 - Mistress Alcohol - Palmerston. (In memory of my dear friend Peter Ball)

If Andy could only have one Track -  Songs From the Wood - Jethro Tull

Luxury Item
A guitar with indestructible strings.
I gave Andy a very expensive guitar, & an endless supply of strings.


The Boys Handy Book by D.C. beard

The Lord of the rings... Tolkien

The complete works of Shakespeare,

Track  1    Spike Jones & his City Slickers
If you like more of Spike here's a link to a documentary about him

Track  2    Cream - White Room (Live Royal Albert Hall 2005)

Track  3    Bruce Hornsby and The Range - Jacob’s Ladder

Track  4     Bryan Adams & Tina Turner - It’s Only Love

Track  5    Jerry Douglas - Sir Aly B

Track  6    Dermot Crehan - Give Me Your Hand

Track  7    Bonnie Raitt & Bruce Hornsby - I can’t make you love me

Track  8   Mohini Dey with A R Rahman, Prasanna and Berklee College of Music Indian Ensemble - Thee Thee & Malargale 

Track  9   Roy Bailey - Rolling Home

Track 10   Spooky Men’s Chorale - Crossing the Bar

If Bob could only have one Track - Bonnie Raitt & Bruce Hornsby

Luxury Item

A tool chest


  • Complete Works of Shakespeare
  • A survival book (I gave Bob The Wilderness Survival Guide by Joe O'Leary
  • A Sarah Pinbporough book (Bob once lived next door to Sarah)


Track 1   Ned Miler - From a Jack to a Queen

Track 2   NAP200 - Panic in your Mind

Track 3   The Blues Collective - The Crack

Track 4   Siouxsie and the Banshees - Happy House

Track 5   David Bowie - 5 Year

Track 6   Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse

Track 7   MOZART   Requiem  - LACRIMOSA 

Track 8   Calon Lan - Dunvant Male Choir with Bryn Terfel at  Mynddbach chapel

Track 9   Elvis Costello - Tramp the Dirt Down

Track 10   Cornishmen sung by Andy Powell the & audience.

If Caz could only have one track
Mozart's Requiem

Luxury item
A solar powered fridge full of booze, a Big Mac, and and Boots Hangover cure.

The Complete Works of Shakespeare
The Complete Works of Dickens
Anthology of Poetry

Some of my favourite music, four with family significance

Track 1    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba -  George Frederic Handel 
Also one of mums favourite pices.

Track 2    I can see for miles  -  The Who

Track 3    Bare Wires Suite  - John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers (played from 5 minutes - Mick Taylors guitar solo)

Track 4    Mozart Clarinet Concerto Sharon Kam & Czech Phil’ Orc’
My daughter used to play clarinet, including this.

Track 5    Shine on you Crazy Diamond – Pink Floyd

Track 6    I’m not in Love  -  10CC 
The first record Maggie & me danced to at a Stony Cricket Club function.

Track 7    Spoonful – Cream

Track 8    A Sailors Life - Fairport Convention 

Track 9    Ott & the all seeng I - The Queen of All Everything

Track 10 Tale of the Pig Horse Marital Affair – Forest of Fools
My sons band forest of fools

If Derek could only have one track - Pink Floyd - Shine on you Crazy Diamond.


How Music Works - David Byrne

London Orbital - Iain Sinclair

The Moonlandings An eyewitness account - Reginald Turnhill

Luxury Item

An ipod and player with top of the range headphones