MUSIC filled the streets as the Shipston Proms kicked off.

Running until June 25, the event celebrates the best of live music and is returning after being cancelled twice by the pandemic.

This year's launch night was kicked off with Uncle Funk's Disco Inferno, proving a hit with the crowd playing hits by the likes of Sister Sledge, Earth Wind and Fire and Chic.

The following evening, The Cotswolds Choir, formed in 2017 by Amy Walter and based in Shipston performed to a packed audience in the Cherington village hall.

They sang a variety of songs from musicals and theatre including ‘This is Me’- The Greatest Showman, Hallelujah -Shrek, My Song -Elton John and Abba and Grease medleys. 

At the George in Lower Brailes, the Stratford based combo the Mos Eisley Brothers entertained the crowd with some mellow rhythms and great harmonies. 

Meanwhile, singer, songwriter Greg Brice played at the Halford Bridge Inn.

As well as playing his own songs, he played a couple by Eric Bibbs, plus a Lyle Lovel ‘If I had a Boat', and lots of blues classics. 

Both acts on the Sunday were lucky with the weather.

The Brailes Singers entertained in the grounds of the George in Brailes and the garden of the Lion, Tredington was full of people enjoying the music of the Elastic Band.

The Shipston Proms runs for another ten days , including appearances from the exuberant Leamington based Hanksters, blues legend Oliver Darling at the White Bear and arena rocker Rick Parfitt Jnr, son of Status Quo’s Rick Parfitt, on the final night.

The Proms full programme can be found on or please go to their Facebook page for updates.