Broom Bezzums, England's 'accidental folk ambassadors' in Germany, will be sweeping into the UK next month for a rare tour of their homeland.

Often dubbed 'Germany's most famous English folk band' Andrew Cadie and Mark Bloomer will bring their exuberant music home for an eight-date tour which includes a visit to The Conquest Theatre in Bromyard.

Andrew and Mark, originally from Northumbria and the Black Country respectively, earned their stripes busking round Europe and are now firmly established on the German acoustic circuit and both married to German women.

Formed in 2006, their infectious music, narrative songs, political edge and quirky humour have proved a big hit in their adopted land, where they sometimes sing in German and have been playlisted on several national radio stations, as well as working with the likes of Show of Hands and Jez Lowe.

Based on Anglo-Celtic traditions, their sound features two distinctive voices, contrasting songwriting approaches and multi-instrumental skills. Andrew plays the Northumbrian pipes of his homeland while is deft fiddle playing is influenced by neighbouring Scottish styles.

Mark, formerly drummer with British rock band Babylon Zoo, learned to play both guitar and mandola as a stalwart of the Cork session scene.

Folk in the Foyer with Broom Bezzums at The Conquest Theatre, Bromyard on Friday, March 9. To book, call 01885 488575 or visit