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, Broomdasher were offered all CBS’s repertoire to sing with six voices. Barry Coope arranged Rufford Park Poachers for their 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, they met while singing at Cecil Sharp House and formed Broomdasher to develop their harmonies and encourage others to sing.
Here's what people say about Broomdasher:
- "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
- “Wonderful sound for a Festival Sunday” - Moseley Folk Festival