Broomdasher Return To The South Downs Festival

Broomdasher had such a wonderful time on their South Downs Folk Festival debut that they’re coming back – and this year will lead the Big Sing of Sussex Songs with local choirs as well as performing their own sets

The London-based acapella group bring powerful harmonies and sensitive arrangements to traditional English Folk Songs of love, loss, lust - and murder. They made hundreds of new friends and followers with their engaging and energetic performances at South Downs last year and they were delighted to be invited back.

Broomdasher's members have sung at prestigious venues like the Southbank Centre; Edinburgh’s Usher Hall; London Colosseum; The Roundhouse and Union Chapel. They met at the home of folk music, Cecil Sharp House, and formed the group two years ago to spread the appreciation and enjoyment of folk harmony.

They have been in regular demand ever since and earned praise from folk giants Coope, Boyes and Simpson; John Tams and The Young Uns, who “gifted” songs from their own repertoires for Broomdasher to arrange in their own unique style

This year, they are official artistes for the National Open Gardens and London Open Squares Schemes, which will see them sing in prestigious London venues and aftrer their South Downs shows they are also joining The Chelsea Pensioners at The Royal Chelsea Hospital for a very special performance of the songs that shaped the pensioners’ lives.