In association with L2F – Lichfield Festival of Folk
The Six-piece Acapella group Brooomdasher celebrate this year’s 150th birthday of The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady by author Edith Holden, bringing the book to life in a critically acclaimed folk musical, The Country Diary in Song.
The book was a worldwide phenomenon when published in 1977, Edith’s beautiful paintings and words creating an exhilarating journey through the seasons, celebrating birds, flowers, animals and life in the countryside in 1906. Broomdasher intertwines her descriptions with rousing, rueful and romantic folk songs collected by Cecil Sharp and Ralph Vaughan Williams when she was compiling her diary. Edith is played by accomplished actress Margaret Moore, who is also a member of the group.
Broomdasher has an outstanding reputation for their harmonies, arrangements and engaging live performances. Their new CD is a recording of the show, and their debut CD, “Nothing to do With Me”, has been re-issued. All their recordings are part of the National Sound Archive collection at the British Library as “an outstanding example of grassroots folk music today”.
To fully immerse yourself in the show the band invite you to bring along your own light picnic to enjoy during the interval.