Hands Up For Trad
Dave Swarbrick RIP
Very sad news to hear of Dave's passing. He was an influential musician whose career spanned decades. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
Last night, Gordon Hotchkiss broadcasted a tribute to Dave on Celtic Music Radio
68 minutes of recollections, stories and wonderful music.
You can hear it again on the Celtic Music Radio archive site,
Celtic Music Radio is a Charity registered in Scotland, number SC041172
Gordon has sent me the playlist for that tribute:
Dave Swarbrick - 79th Farewell to Gibraltar.
Ian Campbell Folk Group - Johnny Lad.
Martin Carthy / Dave Swarbrick - Byker Hill.
Dave Swarbrick - Barney Ballaghan Selection.
Fairport Convention - Crazy Man Michael.
Fairport Convention - Lark in the Morning / Rakish Paddy / Foxhunters Jig / Toss the Feathers.
Fairport Convention - Tam Linn.
Whippersnapper - Farewell my Lovely Nancy.
Alistair Hulett / Dave Swarbrick - Red Clydesiders.
Swarb’s Lazarus – Tune Selection.
Jason Wilson / Dave Swarbrick - Sail On.
Dave Swarbrick - The Hens March to the Midden / The Four Poster Bed.
Dave Swarbrick - Sheebeg Sheemore.
My family loved Whippersnapper. Don't know how we heard them!
Sad news indeed.
I'm not sure what you meant there Simon? Do you mean where and when you first heard them? They toured a lot in the mid eighties. I saw them at a few festivals but I recall they were at Edinburgh Folk Festival in 1989..Maybe before too.
I just mean I'm not sure how Whippersnapper entered our listening sphere - we were more Silly Wizard fans...
I was a fan of quite a few....