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The Country Diary in Song With Broomdasher
October 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm£10
ST MARY’S CHURCH PEMBRIDGE , FRIDAY 15 OCTOBER AT 7.30
If you enjoyed The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady you’ll be charmed by a new, critically acclaimed musical celebrating this year’s 150th birthday of its author Edith Holden.
Broomdasher bring Edith’s beautiful descriptions to life through well-loved folk songs like Wild Mountain Thyme; Bushes and Briars; If I was a Blackbird; Seeds of Love and Country Life, wistfully recalling a much-loved era. Critics said: “Inspired”; “A Unique Tribute”, A beautiful evocation of a bygone England” and “Traditional folk meets Edwardian Eco-Warrior. Fantastic”.
They present Edith as an Edwardian Eco-Warrior, using her 1906 diary notes to inspire her school pupils to appreciate and conserve the natural works around them.
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.
It sold seven million copies and inspired dozens of Country Diary products like bedclothes. curtains; porcelain; diaries; notelets; visitors’ books; craft manuals – many of which are still in homes today.
Broomdasher are a London-based five voice acapella folk group who have an outstanding reputation for their harmonies, arrangements and engaging live performances. All their recordings are part of the National Sound Archive collection at the British Library as “an outstanding example of grass roots folk music today”. www.broomdasher.com
The show is touring Churches across England, with proceeds to church projects.
Tickets for the show at St Mary’s Church, Pembridge cost £10 and are available from:
The Steppes, Pembridge (paper tickets), Catherine Fothergill on 01544 388279 or Meryl Griffith on 01544 340381/email email@example.com to pay and reserve for collection at the door.