Folk rock’s fiddle wizard has died

Folk rock’s fiddle wizard has died


norman lebrecht

June 03, 2016

The death has been announced of Dave Swarbrick, the violin virtuoso at the heart of the British folk rock group, Fairport Convention. Swarb was 75 and had been suffering for years with emphysema.

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  • Chris Walsh says:

    I think they mean it this time.

  • PaulD says:

    Sad news. I’ve been listening to old Fairport albums lately. They were quite an interesting band.

  • David Osborne says:

    A really major figure. I hope he get’s the acknowledgement he deserves.