Sweeping out of the world-renowned home of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, Broomdasher are 16 powerful acapella voices whose passion, exuberance and harmonies enthrall, uplift and engage audiences.
Since their 2016 debut at Moseley Folk Festival they have been in regular demand with 2017 gigs at Conway Hall; South Downs Folk Festival; Rochester Sweeps; National Open Gardens and folk clubs large and small.
Broomdasher's members met whilst singing at Cecil Sharp House, and formed the group to spread the appreciation and enjoyment of folk harmony. Many have sung at prestigious venues like Southbank Centre; Edinburgh's Usher Hall; London Colosseum; The Roundhouse; Union Chapel; National Maritime Museum; Cutty Sark and The House of Commons.
John Tams has nominated one of his compositions for them to arrange and perform at each gig, as have Chris While and Julie Matthews. Their performances also feature specially-composed arrangements by musical director Sally Davies, whose book of arrangements "Lovers, Legends and Laments" is a must-have work.
Singing as 16, 12, 10 or 8 to suit each venue, Broomdasher’s repertoire includes favourite English Folk songs, plus more obscure tales of love, loss, work and play. They do workshops too!