Broom Bezzums with Eileen Healy

Winter Carol Tour 2017 – Broom Bezzums (GB) & Eileen Healy (IRL)

After the successes of previous years, Broom Bezzums are to hit the icy roads again for Winter Carol Tour in December.

Eileen Healy, Cork Singer and Fiddler

Eileen Healy, Cork Singer and Fiddler

The band are pleased to announce that Eileen Healy from Cork is to join them for this tour as third member, adding her dark, soulful voice along with her skills as an “Ol Time” and Irish fiddler.

In 2017 the tour will be throughout Germany from 30th November – 10th December and will feature tracks from a special re-release of the popular Winterman CD, some selected material from the current CD No Smaller than the World and some arrangements of beautiful winter folk songs from Ireland and beyond.

The Winterman CD and the new one  – which make great Christmas presents – are available at gigs and online. For a preview of the music and other information, click here

Broom Bezzums are looking forward to an exciting set with all the emotions of the season covered, from critical and even subversive views of Christmas time to all out Yultide party atmosphere.

Broom Bezzums with Eileen Healy

Here is some footage of previous Winter Carol Tours (with Katie Doherty)

Winter Carol – Trio Tour Dates

30th Nov 2017 53604 Bad Honnef – Folk im Feuerschlösschen
1st Dec 2017 28832 Achim – Kulturhaus Alter Schützenhof
2nd Dec 2017 17398 Bugewitz – Weitblick
3rd Dec 2017 12209 Berlin – Petruskirche
4th Dec 2017 31683 Obernkirchen – Kulturfenster
5th Dec 2017 Münster – House Concert
6th Dec 2017 Krefeld – House Concert (Invite Only)
7th Dec 2017 67149 Meckenheim – Rathaus
8th Dec 2017 75438 Knittlingen – Kulturkeller Cellarium
9th Dec 2017 69493 Hirschberg Grosssachsen – Zum Weissen Lamm

Winter Carol – Duo Dates

13th Dec 2017 42119 Wuppertal – Pauluskirche
16th Dec 2017 55543 Bad Kreuznach – Haus des Gastes
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Album of the Week on BBC Gaelic Radio Folk Show

Broom Bezzums’ No Smaller Than the World is Album of the Week (Clàr na Seachdain) on the “Caithream Ciuil” show, which is the BBC Gaelic station’s Celtic music programme. 

See this link to BBC RADIO NAN GÀIDHEAL
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07mwqlc

Broom Bezzums - No Smaller Than the World

Broom Bezzums – No Smaller Than the World

 

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June German Islands Tour 2016

 

German Islands Tour

German Islands Tour

Broom Bezzums combine English and Frisian folk music in a special collaboration with FolkBaltica Festival’s artist in residence und and singer from the band Kaüün, Keike Faltings.

 

Thursday 9th June Münster – House Concert  
SOLD OUT, Germany
Friday 10th June 24468 Wangerooge – Kleiner Kursaal  
with Keike Faltings
Strandpromenade, Germany
Saturday 11th June 21762 Otterndorf – Seelandhallen Achtern Diek  
with Keike Faltings
Norderteiler Weg 2a, Germany
Monday 13th June 25946 Norddorf auf Amrum – Gemeindehaus Norddorf “Insel Amrum”  
with Keike Faltings
Germany
Tuesday 14th June 25938 Wyk auf Föhr – Kurgartensaal  
with Keike Faltings
Sandwall 38, Germany

 

Tickets available at the links in the gigs list above.

 

 

 

 

 

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Texu

Texu plus Steve Crawford & Sabrina Palm in Birkenfeld

Mark’s side project:

See the flyer:

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Celtic Night mit Texu und Sabrina Palm & Steve Crawford – 20:00 Uhr, Samstag, 21. Mai 2016 – Jahnturnhalle Birkenfeld

Karten €8 VVK / €10 AK Vorverkauf: Buchhandlung Thiel, Friedrich-August-Strasse 9 und Buchhandlung Engel, Achtstr 17, Birkenfeld. Für Informationen und Reservierungen: Ticket-Hotline anrufen – 06782 8764095 oder Email bezzums@broombezzums.com senden.

TEXU
texu klingen wie keine andere Band in Deutschland. Die drei Musiker sind stark verwurzelt in den Traditionenen verschiedener europäischer Länder. Die treibende, unwahrscheinlich kraftvolle Wirkung des asturischen Dudelsacks (Gaita) von Borja Baragaño trifft den von Mark Bloomer geschaffenen traditionellen Groove auf modern klingendem Schlagzeug. Dazu das Gitarrenspiel von Brian Haitz, das innovative Fusion-Anteile dazu bringt. Elektronische Samples und Klänge transportieren steinalte gälische Lieder ins 21. Jahrhundert.

STEVE CRAWFORD & SABRINA PALM
Steve Craword ist Sänger und Gitarrist aus Aberdeen, Schottland. Mit seinen Bands wie Catford und Ballad of Crows, sowie im Duo mit dem Mundharmonikaspieler Spider MacKenzie ist er schon durch ganz Europa und darüber hinaus getourt. Gemeinsam mit der Bonner Fiddlerin Sabrina Palm präsentiert der Schotte nun Musik aus seiner Heimat. Mit seiner einfühlsamen Stimme entführt er die Zuhörer mit den Geschichten und Balladen Schottlands. Es geht in den Liedern um Liebe und Tod, die See und die Berge. Bei fetzigen Jigs, Reels und Strathspeys begeistert Sabrina Palm auf ihrer Fiddle das Publikum. Da bleibt kein Fuß ruhig. Die Bonnerin spielt seit ihrer Jugend keltische Musik, tourt u.a. mit der Band Whisht! und hat als erste Deutsche die Prüfung zum Lehrer für traditionelle Musik in Dublin bestanden. Steve Crawford und Sabrina Palm ergänzen sich so perfekt wie die verschiedenen Geschmacksnuancen eines guten schottischen Whiskys. Eine gute Grundlage für einen schönen Abend.
www.crawfordpalm.com

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Keep Hauling – Lyrics, Notation, Chords

A few people have asked for the words, music and chords for Keep Hauling. The song is on the album No Smaller Than the World. Here’s a PDF of the song sheet to download.

Keep Hauling Lead Sheet – PDF to download

Keep Hauling Lead Sheet thumb

Words, music and chords

Keep Hauling
Words & Music: Andrew Cadie – Publisher: Steeplejack Music (c) + (p) 2015

When life keeps hitting you hard me boys
Keep hauling keep hauling
And your woes just seem to outweigh your joys
Keep hauling boys

When true love seems so far away…
The tide will flood your heart some day…

Keep hauling Ho!
Rouse and raise your voice
Hold your course and don’t let go
Keep hauling boys

If your guiding star is in cloudy skies…
You’ll find your way in the bright sunrise…
If you gave your best and your heart stayed true…
There’s only one thing left to do…

If you fought so hard but you lost your hold…
Remember fate rewards the bold…

Whatever your ship or wherever your sea…
Whatever your storm or rocks might be…

From the Broom Bezzums album, No Smaller Than the World. 2015.

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Here is a live version of the song on YouTube

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Winter Carol Tour 2016 – 1.-10. December

Winter Carol Tour 2016 to Feature Return of Keike Faltings, Friesian Folk Singer

Broom Bezzums with Keike Faltings

Broom Bezzums with Keike Faltings

 

After the successes of previous years, Broom Bezzums are to hit the icy roads again for Winter Carol Tour in December.

The band are pleased to announce that Keike Faltings from the Friesian folk band Kalüün (who also won the German Record Critics Prize) is to join them for this tour as third member.

In 2016 the tour will be throughout Germany from 1st-10th December and will feature favourites from the 2012 Winterman CD, some selected material from the new CD No Smaller than the World and some arrangements of beautiful, little-known Christmas folk songs from the Friesian islands.

The Winterman CD and the new one  – which make great Christmas presents – are available at gigs and online. For a preview of the music and other information, click here

Broom Bezzums are looking forward to an exciting set with all the emotions of the season covered, from critical and even subversive views of Christmas time to all out Yultide party atmosphere.

Dates So Far

1st Dec 2016 86830 Schwabmünchen – Buchhandlung Schmid  
Winter Carol Tour
Fuggerstraße 14, 86830 Schwabmünchen, Germany
2nd Dec 2016 82380 Peißenberg – Tiefstollenhalle  
Winter Carol Tour
Tiefstollen 5, 82380 Peißenberg, Germany
3rd Dec 2016 97084 Würzburg-Rottenbauer – Trinitatuskonzerte  
Winter Carol Tour
Untere Kirchplatz 3, 97084 Würzburg-Rottenbauer, Germany
4th Dec 2016 26121 Oldenburg – Wilhelm13  
Winter Carol Tour with Keike Faltings
Leo Trepp Str 13, 26121 Oldenburg, Germany
7th Dec 2016 06667 Weißenfels – Geleitshaus  
Winter Carol Tour
Große Burgstr. 22, 06667 Weißenfels, Germany
8th Dec 2016 19230 Hagenow – Alte Synagoge  
Winter Carol Tour
Hagenstraße 48, 19230 Hagenow, Germany
9th Dec 2016 33617 Bielefeld – Neue Schmiede  
Winter Carol Tour
Handwerkerstraße 7, 33617 Bielefeld, Germany
10th Dec 2016 36341 Lauterbach – Saal im Hotel Johannesberg  
Winter Carol Tour
Bahnhofstraße 39,, 36341 Lauterbach, Germany
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Broom Bezzums - Mark Bloomer & Andrew Cadie

(Deutsch) Broom Bezzums Frühlingstournee – April-Mai 2017

In spring 2017 Broom Bezzums will be covering a lot of ground in Germany, calling in at some of their favourite venues and visiting some new places.

Munich’s concert is with Folk Noir, a project of Faun’s frontman Oliver Tyr. In Neunkirchen the boys will be joined on stage by their good friend, singer and bodhrán player, Michaela Haitz.

7th Apr 2017 89542 Herbrechtingen – Kloster  
8th Apr 2017 74706 Osterburken – Kulturkommode  
27th Apr 2017 81475 München – Spectaculum Mundi
double bill with Folk Noir
Sorry, cancelled due to illness in Folk Noir
28th Apr 2017 44805 Bochum – Kulturmagazin  
29th Apr 2017 49080 Osnabrück – Lutherhaus  
30th Apr 2017 12209 Berlin – Petruskirche  
4th May 2017 79098 Freiburg – Wodan Halle  
5th May 2017 66538 Neunkirchen – Stummsche Reithalle  
Trio with Michaela Haitz
6th May 2017 76829 Landau/Pfalz – Haus am Westbahnhof  

 

Folk Noir: http://www.folk-noir.com

 

Michaela Haitz

Michaela Haitz will appear with Broom Bezzums on  5th May in Neunkirchen

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Broom Bezzums - No Smaller Than the World

Broom Bezzums Win German Record Critics’ Award

Preis der deutschen schallplattenkritik

Preis der deutschen schallplattenkritik

Broom Bezzums have won an important German music prize. Today it was announced that the band’s current CD, No Smaller Than the World, received the German Record Critics’ Award in the Singer-Songwriter/Folk category.

The Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik website states that, “Its mission is to provide producers, composers, artists and music lovers with an honest guide to new releases of true artistic significance.” and strives to “remain independent from the commercial interests of the production companies”.

Broom Bezzums - No Smaller Than the World

Broom Bezzums – No Smaller Than the World

Broom Bezzums are extremely pleased to have been recognised in this way and are very thankful to engineer and co-producer Jürgen Treyz for helping to bring the band’s ideas to fruition.

No Smaller Than the World features singer Katie Doherty as a third member and has a host of guest appearances from the likes of Gudrun Walther and Jürgen Treyz (Cara), Keike Faltings (Kalüün), Ian Stephenson and Andy May (Baltic Crossing) and many more.

You can listen to an album trailer, read more and buy the album at this link: No Smaller Than the World

Link to German Critics’ Award website

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UK Tour Feb/March 2016

Dates have been finalised for our regular tour of the UK. We’re everywhere from the Highlands down to Hampshire calling in at North Northumberland, the Pennines, Merseyside and the East Coast. Come along and warn your friends.

26th Feb 2016 Kingswinford – Woodman Folk Club  
Ashwood Marina, Ashwood Lower Lane, Kingswinford, England
28th Feb 2016 Southport – Bothy Folk Club  
Park Golf Club, Park Rd West, Southport, Lancashire, Southport, England
29th Feb 2016 Stirling – Stirling Folk Club  
STIRLING COUNTY R.F.C.
BRIDGEHAUGH PARK, Stirling, Scotland
1st Mar 2016 Arrochar – Three Villages Hall  
Arrochar, Scotland
2nd Mar 2016 Cottingham – Cottingham Live  
The Back Room
173 Hallgate Cottingham, Cottingham, England
3rd Mar 2016 Grayshott, Hampshire – Applegarth Farm  
Meal and music event
Headley Road, Grayshott, Hampshire, England
4th Mar 2016 Frodsham – Frodsham Folk Club  
The Conservative Club, 74 Main Street Frodsham, Frodsham, England
5th Mar 2016 Wooler, Northumberland – The Black Bull Inn  
with Katie Doherty
High Street, Wooler, Northumberland, England
6th Mar 2016 Alston – Garrigill Village Hall  
with Katie Doherty
Village Hall in Garrigill is to the left of the pub (George & Dragon) – CA9 3DS, Alston, England
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Pointing in Stratford

UK Tour Finalised – March 2017

Hot on the heels of the UK release of their award-winning CD, No Smaller than the World, Broom Bezzums embark on a 12 date tour of England and Scotland. From the Highlands down to the West Country, they take in village halls, intimate folk clubs and even a farm-shop restaurant! See the dates below and book your tickets now!

Note: Some dates are with the trio line-up with Katie Doherty.

Pointing in Stratford

Pointing in Stratford

 

 

 

 

 

1st Mar 2017 Faversham – Folk Club  
The Limes, Preston Street, Faversham, England
2nd Mar 2017 Grayshott, Hampshire – Applegarth Farm  
Meal and music event
Headley Road, Grayshott, Hampshire, England
3rd Mar 2017 Burton-on-Trent – Brewtown Folk Club  
The Old Cottage Tavern
36 Byrkley Street, Burton-on-Trent, England
4th Mar 2017 Carperby (Near Leyburn) – Village Institute
– with Katie Doherty
North Yorkshire, Carperby (Near Leyburn), England
6th Mar 2017 Devizes, Wiltshire – Folk Club  
Lamb Inn, 20 St. John’s Street,, Devizes, Wiltshire, England
7th Mar 2017 St Neots – Folk Club  
Priory Centre, St Neots, England
8th Mar 2017 Cottingham – Cottingham Live  
The Back Room
173 Hallgate, Cottingham, England
9th Mar 2017 Denholm – Folk Club  
Auld Cross Keys Inn, Denholm, Scotland
10th Mar 2017 Bollington – Folk Club  
Cheshire
Dog and Partridge, Palmerston Street, Bollington, England
11th Mar 2017 Arrochar – Three Villages Hall  
Tickets £10 (concessions £8) from the Hall or Post Office
Arrochar, Scotland
12th Mar 2017 Newcastle upon Tyne – Gosforth Civic Theatre  
with Katie Doherty
Regent Farm Road, Newcastle,, Newcastle upon Tyne, England

 

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