Wednesday 5th July



1.00pm St Andrew’s Church, Deal

Harpist Alex Rider presents an enchanting programme, weaving together 17th Century with 20th Century works taken from the keyboard repertoire, including music by Couperin, Tournier, Purcell and Benjamin Britten.


Alex Rider is much in demand as a chamber and orchestral musician.  Recent highlights include orchestral work with the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and a Radio broadcast of Takemitsu’s chamber music (as part of the BBC total immersion series). For two summers he was harpist with the Schleswig Holstein Festival Orchestra in Germany and is regularly guest principal harp of the Opera and Ballet in Kristiansund in Norway.



An enchanting programme for a summer's day, weaving together 20th century works and 17th century works taken from the keyboard repertoire.

Oonder en Linde Groen - J. Sweelinck

Sonatina Prodigio - V. Mortari

La Visionaire

Les Bergeries

Tic Toc Choc - F. Couperin

Images 4th Suite - Marcel Tournier

Suite in F major - H. Purcell

Suite for Harp op.83 - Benjamin Britten


Ticket Price: Full 8.00  Students £4.00

Tickets available from The Astor Community Theatre, Deal on 01304 370220 or online

Alternatively please click here to download a printable postal booking form.



7.45pm The Astor Theatre, Deal

We are delighted to welcome The Moulettes back to Deal.  If The Moulettes’ sound could be described in one word, it would be ‘intricate.’  Constantly challenging themselves, each song is vividly elaborate, from the detailed meaning behind every lyric to their polished, harmonic sound. Though previously compared to artists like Pink Floyd and Pentangle, the Brighton-based band encompasses elements of folk and progressive rock and pop with their own unique style.


“A compelling and original band” The Guardian


Brighton based band Moulettes is made up of Björk, Frank Zappa & Gentle Giant loving multi-instrumentalists that explore several genres with 3 part harmony female vocals, amplified Cello, distorted Bassoon, Auto-Harp, Guitar, Drums, Bass and Synths into an incomparable alt.pop/rock/folk universe.


Since the success of ‘Constellations’ (No.7 Indie Charts, Spiral Earth Best Album 2014), Bajian Irish Londoner Raevennan Husbandes has joined the band on Vocals and Electric Guitar. With this new line-up the band have made what they describe as a C.R.A.F.T Pop album (Complex Chamber Rock Avant-garde Folk together in a Pop package) which was written and recorded during a busy touring schedule in Europe and Canada. ’Preternatural’ will be their 4th Studio album & is a concept album about strange creatures.


Singles from their eponymous release in 2010 (****Mojo), their follow up 'The Bear's Revenge' in 2012 (**** The Guardian) and third studio album 'Constellations' (Best Album: Spiral Earth Awards) have been played by several DJ's on BBC6 and BBC2 (Cerys Mathews, Mark Radcliffe, Mary Anne Hobbs, Bob Harris, Tom Robinson, Laura Laverne). Moulettes’ eclectic style of testifies to the scope of their creativity; which has drawn together such a varied ensemble of featured artists including legends ArthurBrown (God of Hellfire) and Herbie Flowers (Lou Reed, Bowie), as well as contemporaries Blaine Harrison (Mystery Jets), The Unthanks and Emma Richardson (Band Of Skulls) and many more.


From starting playing together at school in Glastonbury to residencies on Tin Pan Alley, to a multitude of festivals including Glastonbury, Bestival, Cropredy, Cambridge Folk, End Of The Road and Green Man along with relentless world touring, they have become renowned for their breathtaking live shows

which insured a recent sell out tour including the notorious London Union Chapel. On the way the band have shared both the stage and studio with many well known artists in Folk, Prog, Pop and Rock, including Mick Jagger, Nick Cave, Seasick Steve, Bonobo, Gentle Giant, Mumford and Sons (Ted Dwane was in Moulettes), Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Bellowhead, The Levellers, and many more.


Ticket Prices: Full £18.00  Students £9.00

Tickets available from The Astor Community Theatre, Deal on 01304 370220 or online

Alternatively please click here to download a printable postal booking form.

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