Despite the cold winter weather, the community and Hyde Rotarians were treated to a fabulous feast of hot ‘Cajun Music’- that punchy, dancer-friendly genre from South Louisiana last Sunday afternoon, when they held their Cajun event at Oaklands Hall in Hyde.
The opening performance saw ‘The Prohibition Swing Club’ – who set the hall rocking by playing swing music from the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s in the nostalgic style of a western swing band, before moving on to the top of the bill where ‘The Ragin Cajuns’ performed the authentic, emblematic Cajun music, born in the deep south of Louisiana!
The event was organised by Rotarian and International and Foundation chair Maureen Clayton and all profits; which totalled £1.001.00 from the musical extravaganza going to Maureen’s International charity ‘The Winnie Mabaso Foundation’ in Africa.
Following the event Maureen said. “…it took a while to bring the musicians back together again, they all came from various parts of the UK, but based upon the audience’s reaction it’s been well worth all the effort.”
The event sold out of tickets two weeks prior to the event and was played to a capacity audience. Hyde Rotary would like to thank all those involved in this fabulous show and our sincere thanks to Nick at the Oaklands Hall for accommodating this event.