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Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick


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Martin Carthy MBE is an English singer and guitarist who has remained one of the most influential figures in British traditional music, inspiring contemporaries such as Bob Dylan and Paul Simon and later artists such as Richard Thompson since he emerged as a young musician in the early days of the folk revival.
Dave Swarbrick is an English folk musician, best known for his fiddle playing. Swarbrick joined the The Ian Campbell Folk Group in 1960.

In 1966 he teamed up with Martin Carthy and the pairing had a significant influence on the contemporary folk music scene. In 1969 he joined electric folk group Fairport Convention. In 1973 he contributed mandolin to Al Stewart’s “Past, Present, & Future” album.
In 2003, Dave Swarbrick was awarded a ‘Gold Badge’by the English Folk Dance and Song Society and the ‘Gold Badge of Merit’ by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. In 2004 he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. In 2007 Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick won the ‘Best Duo’ Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.


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