stylised picture of blue sky and irish hills with a celtic harp


At the Silvester Horne Institute, Church Stretton

On Friday 6th December 2019, 7.30pm

Maire and Chris’s alchemy on harp and guitar creates a very special magic at all times. Individually famed for originality, innovation and virtuosity on their respective instruments, together they have created one of the most distinctive voices in modern acoustic music and tour worldwide.

maire and chris with their harp and guitar
maire and chris with their harp and guitar

Their new Christmas show brings together a blend of traditional Irish music, swing jazz and blue grass together with festive favourites delivered with a fresh voice with arrangements that are both moving and beautiful, performed in their characteristically heart- warming style.

Their music is delightful and their relaxed professional ability is outstanding. This is a festive feast for the Christmas Season, joyful and uplifting.

“One of the UK’s most staggering and influential acoustic guitarists (fRoots) and the doyenne of Irish harpers”

Scotland on Sunday

Tickets Adults £12 Children £6 available from Burway Books, John Thomas Florist, or C.S. Council Office or on line here

For more information please phone 01694 720132 Mike Walker.

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She'Koyokh in a garden

8th November 2019 at 7:30pm

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She'Koyokh in a garden

Among the finest klezmer ensembles on the planet”

The Australian.

She’Koykoh’s evolution spans busking on London’s streets to performing on the Global stage. Renowned for musicianship precision and general ‘joie de vivre’

Their members hail from the UK, Serbia, Sweden and Turkey. They bring together the stunning polyphonic melodies and intricate rhythms of Bulgaria, treasured traditions from Serbian villages, exhilarating Gypsy dances from the Romanian mountains and soulful Sephardic and klezmer music from Turkey, Macedonia, Poland and Ukraine.

She’Koyokh is a Yiddish word meaning “nice one”. They are currently touring their fourth album, First Dance on Second Avenue, which was nominated in the 2018 Songlines World Music Awards.

“one of the finest British-based exponents of global music”.

The Guardian

Tickets- Adult £12 Child £6 available from Burway Books, John Thomas Florist, or CS Town Council or on-line…..

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My Sweet Patootie

Sandra Swannell, Terry Young and John Jackson.

Non-Stop Show

Sandra Swannell, Terry Young, and percussionist John Jackson
My Sweet Patootie’s non-stop show

My Sweet Patootie is a non-stop acoustic show from Canada, embracing the fun that makes live music so intoxicating. “With a sly wink and a grin, they draw you into a world of carnival barkers and nostalgic romantics, making you feel part of it”.

The dynamic trio features Canadian Folk Music Award winners singer-violinist Sandra Swannell and singer-fingerstyle guitar virtuoso Terry Young along with Devonshire’s ricky-tick percussionist John Jackson.

Uplifting and Humorous

So expect shades of vintage swing, country blues, folk and ragtime in an uplifting and humorous show, performed with vocal harmonies and instrumental virtuosity.

Original Song Writing

The band’s name “My Sweet Patootie” is 1920’s North American slang, a term of endearment meaning “hot dame” or “sassy sweetheart”. Their approach to creating captures their original song writing ‘s vintage flavour and their cheeky approach to creating memorable performances.

With their arsenal of instrumental virtuosity combined with alternating humour and sincerity, and unflagging energy they filled the hall with joy”

Bill Monahan, Meaford Live Music 

A winning combination of world-class musicians and great entertainers

Rondo Theatre

“Swing, folk, country and nostalgia collide head-on in a most pleasing fashion ….. My Sweet Patootie 4 out of 4 stars!

Maverick Magazine

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Double bill Trovatori with SassCapella

Welcome to our New Season

Friday 27th September 2019, 7.30pm

Welcome back to Friday Night At The Horne at the Silvester Horne Institute. Help us celebrate with a free glass of wine, or equivalent as tonight we launch our 2019 Autumn Programme of music and entertainment.

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Double Bill

This evening will be both enjoyable and entertaining as it is a special double bill. We bring together our popular Trovatori who are based here in the Strettons, and Sasscappella who are joining us from the Malverns.


Trovatori are baritone and soprano duo, Darren and Caroline Clarke, with Darren on Guitar
Darren and Caroline

Trovatori are Darren Clarke (baritone ) and Caroline Clarke (soprano). They provide their own accompaniment on classical guitars, and share a passion for singing, travelling and discovery. They explore the musical world for all the best songs that include opera, operetta, traditional, folk and ballads.

Their talents take them all over the world, and they are much in demand as guest artists for cruise companies.

“……..a very talented duo that went over beautifully”

Entertainment Director , P&O Oriana


The three members of SassCappella: Gwen Woodfield (songwriter), Marie-Therese King, Janet Smith
Gwen Woodfield (songwriter), Marie-Therese King, Janet Smith

SassCappella are a very entertaining three part A cappella group. Janet, Marie-Therese and Gwen bring an eclectic musical mix from Jazz to pop and their original songs include some comedy items!

SassCappella have been treading theatre boards and singing from their early days and now love being part of this A cappella trio. Their performances includes some piano and guitar playing as well.

With perfect harmonies this dynamic sassy trio make it their mission to entertain and have a good camaraderie.

An exhilarating performance and really entertaining singers

Lord Faulkner, House of Lords.

Ticket £12 include a glass of wine to push the boat out!

Tickets available from Burway Books, John Thomas Florist, or C.S. Council Office.

For more information please ‘phone Mike Walker on 01694 720132