Dave Swarbrick obituary

swarbrickDave Swarbrick, fiddler extraordinaire, died on 3 June.

In the 1960s he was based in Birmingham while playing with the Ian Campbell Folk Group, and through that met Charles Parker.

He took part in two of the Radio Ballads: the coalmining programme The Big Hewer (1961) and The Fight Game (1963), about boxing.

His obituary on BBC’s The Last Word can be heard at

There were also newspaper obituaries in the Guardian and the Telegraph

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