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June 2016

Gecko Bar: the rocking saving grace of a sedate French resort

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Everyone who enters the Gecko Bar seems to know someone who is already there or, because they own or work in it, can usually be found there.

The rapport between musicians and regulars is tangible, partly because the musicians are also regulars. The Gecko is leading the way in keeping music alive, live music alive, in the pleasant but somewhat sleepy Riviera resort of Le Lavandou, midway between Toulon and Saint-Tropez and also midway between Marseille and Nice.

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Dave Swarbrick: the little giant of British folk-rock. RIP

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A further article about Dave Swarbrick's death - with a poignant message from his widow Jill ("a privilege to be married to the old sod ... such colour and energy, love and that fiddle!") - now appears at http://www.francesalut.com/2016/06/dave-swarbrick-folk-fiddler-exemplaire.html, where Jill also enables me to clarify the circumstances of his passing.

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