Broomdasher sing traditional English Folk Songs of love and loss, work and play, revenge .. and murder. Their debut EP Nothing To Do With Me is out now.
Their debut shows this year produced astonishing responses as they were immediately invited back by every venue they played. Some of the country’s most respected folk artistes have also been guiding their progress and gifting songs for them to perform in their own style.
After supporting Coope Boyes and Simpson at their farewell gig, the trio gave Broomdasher all their repertoire to arrange for six voices. Barry Coope arranged Rufford Park Poachers for the CD. John Tams gave them How High The Price/All Clouds The Sky for the CD when they supported him at The Ram. Andy Seward, best known for producing Coope Boyes and Simpson and Kate Rusby, produced it. And there’s a guest appearance by gypsy legend Levi Smith, courtesy of Topic Records.
Having spent many years performing solo or with other groups, the singers met while singing at Cecil Sharp House and formed Broomdasher to develop their harmonies and encourage others to sing. As well performing for clubs and festivals they are official artistes for the National Open Gardens and London Squares Schemes.
“Outstanding harmonies – and they’re edgy too” Lester Simpson
“A great balance of voices” Barry Coope
“Brilliantly evocative and impressive voices” John Tams
“Passionate, powerful singing that will make you tingle” Andy Seward
“Fabulous for a Sunday afternoon” Moseley Folk Festival