Broomdasher are a London-based acapella group who first came together in 2016 having spent many years performing both solo and in other groups.

They share a love of traditional songs from across the British Isles entertaining with their arrangements of both the much-loved and less well known songs and encouraging audiences to join in.

Broomdasher are: Richard Cryan, Deena Marcus-Jedamzik, Margaret Moore and Jo Swinhoe. All are accomplished musicians and creatives in their own right but together provide opportunity to sing along, listen with and reflect on, the rich heritage of folk song and story telling.

They regularly sing at folk clubs and festivals, have hosted their own radio specials and been re-booked everywhere they’ve performed. All their recordings are in the British Library's National Sound Archive Collection as "an outstanding example of grass roots folk music today". Mike Norris of EFDSS Radio says, “Lovely harmonies, they clearly enjoy singing together”.

In 2022 and 2023 they sang across the country at twenty British Cathedrals with Paul Hutchinson’s band Coracle in “From Pub to Pulpit” celebrating Vaughan Williams’s’ 150th birthday and the only RVW150 Festival touring event. Their 2023 album, Ingrave Epiphany features all the songs they sing on the tour with hymns recorded live with Cathedral choirs.

In 2021, they toured their much-praised folk musical, based on Edith Holden’s Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady. The CD of the show was hailed as an album of the year by Folking’s Mike Davies and described as “wonderful” by Folk London.

From Pub To Pulpit Venue and Media Responses

Glorious harmonies and finely crafted arrangements


Highly skilled and rousing singers


Harmonious and truly entertaining


Lovely harmonies, they clearly enjoy singing together

Mike Norris, EFDSS Radio

Broomdasher are an affiliate member of the English Folk Dance and Song Society based at Cecil Sharp House, Camden, London, where most of them sang before forming the group.