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The Country Diary in song with Broomdasher

26 March @ 7:39 pm


Sadly – due to the Coronavirus outbreak – this concert has been postponed, and will now take place in   2021. The date will be advised when we know it. 


A musical celebration of Edith Holden’s Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady with traditional folk songs of the day. The Diary was a worldwide phenomenon when published in 1977, with Edith’s beautiful paintings and words creating an exhilarating journey through the seasons.

Edith Holden stayed in Dousland between 1902 and 1910 whilst writing and painting in the local area, and we are pleased to welcome Broomdasher with their show celebrating her life and work in the centenary anniversary year of her death.

In a show approved and praised by Edith Holden’s estate, Broomdasher intertwine Edith’s descriptions with rousing, rueful and romantic songs collected at the time she was writing by Cecil Sharp and others from the working folk who lived in Edith’s idealised countryside.

Broomdasher is a six-voice acapella folk group from London who have earned an outstanding reputation for their harmonies, arrangements and their engaging live performances.  Their recordings are part of the National Sound Archive at the British Library. Broomdasher are presenting their show in three venues, where Edith lived in Solihull and London, and in Meavy.

Margaret Moore plays Edith, the songs were arranged by Richard Cryan and Broomdasher and the script is by John Palmer who also directs.

Tickets £9 will be available from Mike and Annie Inman, 01822  852672, Jonathan Frappell 01822 855541 or the Royal Oak Inn Meavy.

Raising funds for essential repairs to St Peter’s Church, Meavy.


26 March
7:39 pm


St Peter’s PCC


St Peter’s Church, Meavy
Yelverton, Devon PL20 6PJ United Kingdom
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