Dave Swarbrick

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One of the most influential British fiddle players, Dave Swarbrick, presents an evening of extraoridinary performance, anecdotes and insights. Opening for Dave are all female traditional English folk trio, Said the Maiden, with whom he will perform tunes throughout the show.

Dave Swarbrick, or Swarb as he is affectionately known, has been credited with the heralding of the ‘second folk revival’ in 1968 when he started playing with Fairport Convention. His fiddle playing is regarded as being largely responsible for the then new sound and direction of Fairport Convention and he has been described by Ashley Hutchings as ‘the most influential [British] fiddle player bar none’ and his style has been copied or developed by almost every British, and many World folk violin players that have followed him.

In 2004 he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC 2 Folk Awards, and shared the award for ‘Most Influential Folk Album of All Time’ with current and past members of Fairport Convention at the 2006 BBC 2 Folk Awards. Dave was inducted into the Coventry Music Hall of Fame in March 2013.

Said the Maiden will provide a jaunty and polished selection of their arrangements of traditional folk songs, with a combination of a capella pieces, fiddle and flute, guitar and ukulele accompaniment.

Visit Dave Swarbrick’s profile on Folk Icons for more information.




Past Event

Dave Swarbrick

Thu 15 May 2014


Ends: Thu 15 May

Key Theatre



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