Broomdasher is a six voice acapella group singing traditional English folk songs. Formed two years ago by singers with a long folk pedigree, the group has also been mentored and supported by several folk artists including John Tams and Barry Coope.
Their evocative harmony singing and engaging stage shows have seen them rebooked everywhere they've sung and their debut CD Nothing To Do With Me has been enthusiastically reviewed.
Glorious harmonies and finely crafted arrangements. An impressive calling card to bolster their flourishing live reputation
Six voices with lovely harmonies and they clearly enjoy singing together
Nice harmonies and if Trad is your thing, this should please you
Their enthusiasm shines through as the voices blend together in evocative harmonies
Deena, Chris and Margaret were founder members of the Cecil Sharpe House Choir – Huw and Jo joined later – and have sung at UK and overseas festivals with the likes of Sam Lee and Lisa Knapp.
Deena was taught by Leon Rosselson and sang with him in Paris. Jo's tutor was revered baritone John Carol Case, renowned for his work with Vaughan Williams, and has sung in notable concert venues including Edinburgh’s Usher Hall. Richard sings with Dorten Yonder and was half of Radio Derby regulars The Moonshine Duo. Chris is a member of Shanty Festival favourites Hog Eye Men and (with Matthew Crampton) the London Lubbers. He also worked with Skinny Lister.
With hundreds of years of singing experience between between them, their live shows have proved real audience pleasers.
Wonderful sound for a Sunday afternoon
A joyous and full blooded sound, with bewildering harmonies and vocal layers – should be on every folk club's programme
Wonderful singing.. and they're such fun, we all joined in
After Broomdasher supported Coope Boyes and Simpson at their farewell gig, the trio gave them their whole repertoire from which to choose songs to sing with six voices. Barry Coope arranged Rufford Park Poachers for their debut CD Nothing To Do With Me. John Tams gifted them How High the Price/All Clouds the Sky for the CD when they supported him at The Ram.
The CD features tracks gifted by Coope Boyes and Simpson and John Tams and is produced by Andy Seward, best known for producing Kate Rusby; Coope Boyes and Simpson and The Radio Ballads.