Broomdasher are a London based six voice acapella group singing traditional English Folk Songs. With many years of experience between them, they first came together in 2017.
Since then they've been re-booked everywhere they’ve sung; had their own radio special; sung at festivals and folk clubs throughout the UK and been added to the British Library's National Sound Archive Collection to illustrate "grass roots folk music today".
This year they’ll release the soundtrack to their critically acclaimed folk musical celebrating The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady author Edith Holden, The Country Diary in Song, to support the show’s nationwide tour. Their debut CD Nothing To Do With Me also earned them enthusiastic reviews for their inspired harmonies and imaginative arrangements.
Their evocative CD Nothing To Do With Me has been enthusiastically reviewed and their harmony singing and engaging stage shows have earned them a loyal following.
Nothing To Do With Me:
Traditional Folk meets Edwardian Eco-Warrior”
Lovely harmonies, they clearly enjoy singing together
Real togetherness, enjoyable performances
What a night!
Plenty of joining in. Cracking night
Broomdasher are an affiliate member of the English Folk Dance and Song Society based at Cecil Sharp House, Camden, London, where most of them sang before forming the group.
They are Chris, a founder member of shanty festival favourites Hogeye Men and the London Lubbers, who also worked with Skinny Lister; Deena, who was taught by and toured with Leon Rosselson; Colin, a TV songwriter/composer and musician who has written for and sung with Eliza Carthy; Jo, originally a classical performer, who studied with revered baritone John Carol Case renowned for his work with Vaughan Williams; Margaret, an accomplished woodwind player and actress as well as a singer and Richard, a member of Dorten Yonder, who was also half of BBC Radio Derby regulars The Moonshine Duo’.