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Photos and video: Stone Rocks!

A host of young musical talent was on show at Christ Church Academy on Saturday 4th July as one-day mini music festival ‘Stone Rocks’ turned the school fields into an explosion of sound and colour. Organised by Christ Church teacher Kieron Harrison, with support from Stone’s Young Musicians’ Collective, the day saw dozens of young people taking to one of ...

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Launch gig in Stone for The Blueshounds’ debut album

Stone’s The Blueshounds are set to launch their debut album on Saturday 13th June with a gig at The Royal Exchange. The popular foursome, comprising Al, Tony, JP and Caz, told us: “The Blueshounds have been playing our own unique brand of contemporary electric rhythm and blues at pubs, clubs and festivals around the Midlands for the last 11 years.  We decided ...

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Stone Choral Society concert celebrates summer

Members of Stone Choral Society recently returned from a five-day trip to south-east Poland, where they performed at two concerts and enjoyed exploring and sightseeing, topped off with evening meals with the Strzyzow choir which meant lots more singing to go with the beer, wine and vodka! They are now gearing up for their next concert, asking what sums up ...

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Jazzing it up at Granvilles

  Jazz returns to Granvilles on Sunday 12th April courtesy of The Jonathan Vinten – Julian Stringle quartet.   The guys have previously graced the Granvilles stage alongside the late greats George Melly and Kenny Ball.  More recently, Julian appeared with Digby Fairweather. Tickets, including a two-course supper, are £25 each.  Space is limited, however, so get in there quick ...

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Stone Choral Society singing masterclass

On Saturday 17th January, Stone Choral Society are hosting a special Come and Sing event. The day will include the singing of Fauré’s splendid Requiem, a popular work among choral societies with its soaring melodies and rich harmonies. There will also be a singing masterclass led by Musical Director and voice specialist, Harriet Johnson. This singing masterclass is designed to ...

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Reunited Stone band CID release Xmas single!

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A Stone band that formed in the 1980s have reformed and released a cracking Christmas single. CID’s ‘Christmas Santa’s Coming’ is going down a storm on YouTube and is available to download from the iTunes store. We love it at A Little Bit of Stone HQ and it’s gone straight on to our Christmas playlist – it sounds like the ...

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Lewis wins Alleyne’s Academy talent show

The organiser of Stone’s Alleyne’s Academy’s annual talent show was all set to cancel the evening’s proceedings, due to their sound system failing with only hours to go before the event was due to start. Twelve talented artists were waiting in the wings, all poised to break a leg and step into the limelight to sing and dance and beam and ...

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Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Barn Dance

The local Stone group of the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust are holding their annual fundraising barn dance on Friday October 10th, 2014. Barn doors open at 7:30pm at Oulton Village Hall and the £8 admission price includes food. For further details please see – http://www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/events/2014/10/10/swt-stone-and-district-group-barn-dance?instance=0  

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Stone Choral Society Concert This November

Stone Choral Society wants to make all its concerts special, and this one is special because it features the work of a local composer and choir member: Stuart Johnson. We shall be singing his Requiem and also Vivaldi’s Gloria. Stuart Johnson is well known throughout Staffordshire for his work with music education and was the Head of Music for Staffordshire ...

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Barn Dance at Oulton Village Hall

Yee har!  Everybody dosey doe!  Grab your partner by the hair, then hit ’em on the head with a wooden chair! Oulton Village Hall have organised a barn dance, taking place on Saturday 27th September, as part of their rolling entertainments programme. Starting at 7.30pm, it promises to be a fun event, dancing the night away to the Campbell-Kelly band, ...

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