Dave Swarbrick

Song of the Day: Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick ... Byker Hill

July 2021 update: this appeared 10 years ago today. Geoff, once a good friend and I was best man at his wedding, have drifted apart over the years. I would love to make contact agaan and wonder if he remembers... Read more →

Song of the Day Revisited: Dave Swarbrick with Fairport Convention ... Now Be Thankful

June 2021 update: just over five years ago the wonderful musician Dave Swarbrick left us. As I explain below, I have particular reasons to remember Swarb, his battles with ill-health and the passion for music that remained with him to... Read more →

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

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... Read more →