Dave Swarbrick

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Dave Swarbrick
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Swarbrick performing in London, 2006
Background information
Birth nameDavid Cyril Eric Swarbrick
Also known as'Swarb'
Born(1941-04-05)5 April 1941
New Malden, Surrey, England
Died3 June 2016 (aged 75)
GenresFolk music, folk rock, electric folk
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, arranger
InstrumentsViolin, viola, mandolin, guitar
Years active1960s – 2016
LabelsTransatlantic, Sonet, Logo
Associated actsIan Campbell Folk Group, Martin Carthy, Fairport Convention, Whippersnapper, Swarb's Lazarus

David Cyril Eric Swarbrick (5 April 1941 – 3 June 2016) was an English folk musician and singer-songwriter. He was one of the most highly known musicians produced by the second British folk revival.

His work for the group Fairport Convention from 1969 along with their album album Liege & Lief (1969) was thought to create the electric folk movement.

Swarbrick died on 3 June 2016 from emphysema, aged 75.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. News. "Musician Dave Swarbrick Of Fairport Convention Dies at 75". Retrieved 5 June 2016.

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