Sat 7 Mar, The Olton Project music
Celebrating Edith Holden's centenary.
Edith Holden's classic 1906 diary was a worldwide phenomenon, as her beautiful paintings and words created an exhilarating journey through the seasons.
At the time she was writing, Cecil Sharp and others were collecting songs from the working folk who lived in Edith's idealised countryside.
In a musical show approved and praised by Edith Holden's estate, Broomdasher intertwine Edith's descriptions with rousing, rueful and romantic songs, recreating an era which was never to return.
Broomdasher is a six-voice acapella folk group from London who have earned an outstanding reputation from their harmonies, arrangements and their engaging live performances. Their recordings are part of the National Sound Archive at the British Library.
Margaret Moore plays Edith, the songs were arranged by Richard Cryan and Broomdasher and the script is by John Palmer who directs the show.