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 http://www.celticmusicradio.net

    68 minutes of recollections, stories and wonderful music.

    You can hear it again on the Celtic Music Radio archive site,  http://listenagain.canstream.co.uk/celticpodcast/index.php?id=505

    Celtic Music Radio is a Charity registered in Scotland, number SC041172 

  • Thanks Bruce
  • 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....
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