Stony Tracks

Stony Tracks 9 - September 12th with Bob Adams. Tickets on sale now

About & Contact

The profile picture of "Stony Stratford Island" was created by Victoria Holton, who was the guest for January 2018
Tickets are ONLY be available from York House & Odells and NOT by asking for them to be reserved via the Facebook page, or by messaging me personally, as it gets a bit complicated keeping track with requests coming from all directions.
You can also buy for the next show in the interval or at the end of the show you're attending.

Please tell all your friends.


Stony Tracks is like Desert Island Discs, but with pictures to illustrate the guest's life and choice of music.
The main part of the shows last approximately one hour, then after a short break there is a chance for the audience to ask questions of their own.
Soon after each show, some of the photos, together with links to the music on YouTube, (where possible), will be available on the relevant pages.
There is a bottle & can bar at the shows.

Derek Gibbons will be in conversation with a Stony Stratford resident on the second Wednesday of each month.
N.B. There will be no Stony Tracks in July or August.

The Stony Tracks shows are held in the Beechey Room at the rear of York House. Please enter the building by the back door.
Occasionally the guest may be someone who contributes to the life of the town by working here, but lives elsewhere.
A big thank you to everyone who helps with the show, Bar staff - Front of house - room prep' and breakdown - Bob Adams of Arts & Entertainment Management for the loan of his lights.

If you would like to be part of the team, email and a FREE Ticket will be yours on the shows you help at.
Use the same email address for any questions about Stony Tracks.
YORK HOUSE - Contact York House to reserve tickets 
01908 563361

York House Centre is a vibrant and well used building, and plays an important role in the life of the town. Many improvements have been made to the building and grounds recently, but the three storey Victorian (c.1860) Grade II Listed  building  requires a great deal of maintenance.
The profits from Stony Tracks will help to fund important projects to make York House even better, and secure it for the future.

York House Centre, London Road,
Stony Stratford,
Milton Keynes,
MK11 1JQ
Office Hours. The office is on the first floor.
Monday  9.00am – 2.30pm
Tuesday 9.00am – 12noon
Friday     9.00am – 2.30pm
Please note these hours are for Term Time only.  During School Holidays hours are subject to change.

About & Contact

Ken Daniels

Former landlord of the Fox & Hounds, and self confessed curmudgeon, Ken was born in Blackpool in 1945. His father was a baker & confectioner and his mother was mainly involved in market gardening. After much travelling in the late 60’s 70’s, he gravitated to Stony, moving here in 1991 and two years later, bought the leasehold & business of the Fox & Hounds. He soon established it as the place in town to go for good music (mostly of the blues & folk variety), good beer, good company, and just about everything else that’s good about an English pub. Since selling the pub, he’s continued to be involved in many of the events in Stony such as Stony Live, & C.L.A.S.S. Nowadays a lot of his time is taken up with being the Chairman of, and organising events here in York House, and during his tenure it’s gone from strength to strength.

Click here for some of the photos of Kens life


Below is a list of Kens 10 tracks. Each one is a link to YouTube, except No. 8 which links to Soundcloud

Track 1    I’ll take you home again, Kathleen – Josef Locke

Track 2     I’m walking backwards for Christmas – The Goons

Track 3     Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley

Track 4     Cry me a river - Julie London

Track 5     Nobody’s fault But Mine – Blind Willie Johnson

Track 6     Love me do – The Beatles

Track 7     Beethoven’s 9th symphony – final movement (we played an extract from 7:20 – fade at 9:45)

Track 8    Ivor Cutler - Stick out your chest for Charlie

Track 9     I walked into the garden - Mahalia Jackson 

Trach 10   Zambra - Juan Serrano

If Ken could only have one record - Track 8 as he knows all Ivor Cutlers material, and listening to it would trigger the memories of his other songs & verse.

Some of Kens favourite things

Favourite food - Aubergine

Favourite fruit - Mango

Favourite cuisine - Turkish

Favourite country - India

Favourite city - Istanbul

Three books;

Gormenghast trilogy by Mervyn Peake (which is of course three books, but I allowed him Finnegans Wake by James Joyce as well

Luxury item - An ipod with 1000's of tracks.


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Other Guests Choices

Andy Powell's Choices

  • 13/06/2018 20:00

Roy Nevitt's Choices

  • 11/04/2018 20:00

Judy Deveson's Choices

  • 14/03/2018 20:00

Future Shows

Conversation and Music

  • 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. Tickets on sale from York House & Odells now.

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  • York House , London Road, Stony Stratford

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  • 14/11/2018 20:00 - 14/11/2018 21:30
  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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