A Tribute to Dave ‘Swarb’ Swarbrick Dave Swarbrick was an iconic figure in the folk music scene, probably most famous for being fiddler, singer and composer with folk-rock pioneers Fairport Convention and for his collaborations with English folk-revival legend Martin Carthy. Gig Junkies reviewed their concert at Settle’s Victoria Hall in 2015, on what turned out to be their final tour together. Alas Dave passed-away in 2016 leaving instructions that there should be no funeral. However, before he died he did talk about one last celebratory bash with his friends. Now some of those musical friends and collaborators have got together to organise a touring tribute to the man and his music – ‘Swarb! Suits Him Well’. Hebden Bridge is the first date of the tour and The Trades Club is sold-out.


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Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick are 'folk royalty', both widely acclaimed for their impressive contributions to folk music. Swarbrick has been described as "the most influential [British] fiddle player bar none" by Ashley Hutchings, one of his former colleagues in seminal folk-rock band Fairport Convention. Carthy was a key player in the British folk revival of the 1960s and is renowned for his individual treatment of traditional songs, often featuring his unconventional guitar tuning and percussive picking style. Like Swarbrick he has collaborated widely and has been in numerous bands, notably Steeleye Span, The Watersons, Brass Monkey and, most recently, The Imagined Village. What is especially exciting about tonight is that Carthy and Swarbrick are touring as a duo again: they have played together on many albums from the 1960s to the present, beginning with Carthy's debut album way back in 1965.


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Martin & Eliza Carthy Martin Carthy and his daughter, Eliza Carthy, are folk royalty. They are known for their long and successful solo careers, as members of family band Waterson:Carthy (with mother Norma Waterson) and as members of 'world-folk' ensemble, The Imagined Village. But while father and daughter have frequently worked together they have never previously made an album as a duo.


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Martin & Eliza Carthy Martin Carthy and his daughter, Eliza Carthy, are folk royalty. They are known for their long and successful solo careers, as members of family band Waterson:Carthy (with mother Norma Waterson) and as members of 'world-folk' ensemble, The Imagined Village. But while father and daughter have frequently worked together they have never previously made an album as a duo.


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Martin Carthy Martin Carthy MBE is a legend of the traditional English folk music scene. The most famous anecdote about him is probably how he taught Paul Simon his arrangement of the traditional song ‘Scarborough Fair’ back in the 1960s. Simon and Garfunkel then recorded it, to considerable popular and financial success. Martin was recently the subject of BBC Radio 4’s long running (since 1942) programme ‘Desert Island Discs’, where famous people from all walks of life get to tell their stories and choose the records they would select to be marooned with on a desert island.


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The Graham Coxon Power Acoustic Ensemble Old Albarn may be the most famous Blur-ite but GC’s been putting out all kinds of good shit over the last decade or so, culminating in 2009’s 'The Spinning Top' – an ambitious concept album that tells one man’s story from birth to death (actually, as Graham pointed out tonight it doesn’t... not really... he just said that in an interview and now it’s all people talk about... and I’ve just gone and compounded this misconception... balls).


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