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Dave Swarbrick (born 5 April 1941) is an English folk musician. He plays violin, viola, mandolin, and guitar. His work with Fairport Convention from 1969 is usually credited with leading them to produce their seminal album Liege and Lief (1969) which initiated the electric folk movement.

Swarbrick was born in New Malden, Surrey and grew up in Birmingham. He learnt the rudiments of the violin from a local fiddler and attended the Birmingham College of Art (now the Birmingham Institute… read more

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    On spotify nearly every album by Martin Carthy has been wrongly listed as recorded by Dave Swarbrick,so they scrobble wrong as well.
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    The Cuckoo's Nest, irresistible.
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    fiddle fiddle
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    If you're a fan of hard to find folk muic, please join this game: [group]Obscure Music Game[/group]. The leader eliminates players based on whether they know the music you listen to during a round. If you win two rounds in a row, you get to eliminate players for one round. The more members who listen to different genres, the more interesting the game becomes.
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    Swarbrick has been a great fiddler over here in the UK. Not sure how he rates against the US competition in areas like Appalachia.
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    Fairport Convention New Release!! This DVD is the only official filmed document of the Full House line up of Fairport Convention (they were never filmed commercially until reunions at the band’s regular Cropredy Festival years later). Released in their 40th year, demand is expected to be high. To view a You Tube feed, go to: Available from: www.classicfairportconventiondvd.com

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