A very damp Saturday in January saw the Hoodeners playing for a social group in Lympne Village Hall. Check out the age of the dancers – very young to not-so-young!
Thank you to Deal for your support – a total of almost £600.00 was given in support of our chosen charities including Deal Sea Scouts for extra equipment for their many activities. Another really successful Hoodening Christmas – no snow but you can’t have everything! The Center for the Retired in Deal is always a good place to begin and to warm up afterwards as it gives us chance to play inside. But the main event is playing inRead More
A barn dance for the Ramblers’ Association completes a busy year’s folk dancing. The band comprises concertinas, melodeon, fiddle, guitar and, of course, percussion (bodhran, tambourine …) to keep us all dancing With Christmas coming up we move on to carols …
2017 will mark the thirty-fifth anniversary of the Deal Festival of Music & The Arts. Today it is one of the landmarks of the English music festival scene and a treasured East Kent institution, bringing music and arts lovers from far and wide to enjoy concerts and other events from world-class artists in an eclectic selection of venues and settings. This year there will be a community stage where local talent will be show cased most lunchtimes between 12pm andRead More
On Wednesday 29th March, The Deal Hoodeners presented a cheque for £2,400 to Terry Madgwick of the Deal Centre for the Retired. The Deal Hoodeners are a band of volunteer musicians who play traditional folk music donating their profits to local charities. The Deal Hoodeners’ 2016 charity was The Deal Centre for the Retired to support their new venture into Dementia Outreach. Terry Madgwick said “We are very pleased that The Deal Hoodeners chose us as their 2016 charity andRead More