Broomdasher Show Will Raise The Roof At St Michael's Camden 7.30 Sat 11 Dec 2021
Tickets £10 from: The Country Diary in Song with Broomdasher Tickets, Sat, Dec 11, 2021 at 7:30 PM | Eventbrite
The show, which is based on Edith Holden's best-selling 1906 book achieved numerous sold out houses on its Autumn tour and raised several thousand pounds for charity.
“The response around the country was overwhelming, with full houses and lots of money being raised,” said Broomdasher's Margaret Moore, who lives within walking distance of the church and plays Edith Holden as well as singing in the musical.
“St Michael’s ceiling has just been repaired and we wanted to give our friends there a Christmas present by raising money towards that. We rehearse there every week and are pleased to show our appreciation by donating the proceeds of the show.”
In the musical, almost thirty of the most popular traditional folk songs – including Wild Mountain Thyme; Bushes and Briars; The Seeds of Love and If I was a Blackbird – take the audience on a journey through the year in a musical version of the classic book recreating a nostalgic, heart-warming and intimate atmosphere – with audiences eagerly joining in the choruses.
Critics have described it as “Traditional Folk meets Edwardian Eco Warrior – Fantastic!”; “A Fabulous Musical Entertainment”; “Wonderful Singing” “Glorious Entertainment” and “Inspiring and Uplifting”.
Edith Holden’s 1906 Country Diary sold seven million copies and is still the all-time Sunday Times Booklist chart topper, being number one for 65 weeks. This 90-minute musical brings the book vividly to life with songs reflecting the farming seasons and holidays like Mayday and Christmas.
Broomdasher have many years of experience between them and first came together in 2016 at Cecil Sharp House in Camden. Since then, they have created an enviable reputation for their arrangements, harmonies and engaging live shows. They have appeared on TV; hosted their own radio specials and sung at folk cubs and festivals across the country. All their recordings are in the British Library's National Sound Archive Collection as " an outstanding example of grass roots folk music today".