Dave Swarbrick


Dave Swarbrick (1941- ) was another influence on instrumental music in the folk revival. He did much to introduce the fiddle into British folk through his concerts, recordings and broadcasts with Ewan McColl and Peggy Seeger, A.L. Lloyd and with the Ian Campbell Folk Group, which he joined in 1960. He later became a leading figure in the genre of ‘folk rock’ through his work with the band Fairport Convention. Swarbrick’s official biography can be read here.