The Country Diary in Song is a new folk musical celebrating the 150th birthday of The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady author Edith Holden. If brings her diary to life through well-loved folk songs like Wild Mountain Thyme; Bushes and Briars; If I was a Blackbird and Seeds of Love.
You’re encouraged to join in choruses as London-based acapella folk group Broomdasher intertwine Edith’s beautiful descriptions with songs collected by Cecil Sharp and Ralph Vaughan Williams at the same time she was writing her diary.
Audiences will remember the book and many will have something in their house featuring paintings from the Diary. A family-friendly show, where possible audiences are invited to bring their own picnic/snacks to get into the spirit of Edith’s exploratory bike-rides. Broomdasher have an outstanding reputation for their harmonies, arrangements and engaging live performances. All their recordings are part of the National Sound Archive at the British Library as “an outstanding example of grassroots folk in Britain today”.
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