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".
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.
What a night! Superb harmonies and so much to sing along with
We’d never booked anyone quite so “traditional’ before. It was a revelation!
Wonderful sound for a Sunday afternoon
Clever arrangements, impressively sung. Plenty to join in with too - and join in we did. Cracking!
We’d heard a lot of good things about you and now we know why! We’ll see you again next year
Joyous. Should be on every folk club’s programme.
Traditional songs without any of the fustiness some performers feel is essential for trad”.
Glorious harmonies and finely crafted arrangements. An impressive calling card to bolster their flourishing live reputation
A palpable sense of togetherness in their enjoyable and well-oiled performances
Six voices with lovely harmonies and they clearly enjoy singing together
Broomdasher are an affiliate member of the English Folk Dance and Song Society based at Cecil Sharp House, Camden, London.
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; Huw, a long time member of the Cecil Sharp House Choir; 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’.