Events

Events at, or near, The Royal Oak

The Country Diary in Song

with Broomdasher

St Peter’s Church, Meavy

Saturday 18th September at 7:00pm.

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 spent many holidays in Dousland and stayed all of April 1910 whilst writing and painting in the local area. We are pleased to welcome Broomdasher with their show celebrating her life and work during the 150th anniversary year of her birth.

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.

Tickets £10 in advance please from Annie Inman 01822 852672, Sarah Gordon 01822 854298, Jonathan Frappell 01822 855541

Concert in aid of St. Peter’s church funds.

Refreshments available.

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 several locations until Christmas.