Dave Swarbrick tells Tim Hughes reports of his death were just (a little) exaggerated
News that the great Dave Swarbrick had died came as a massive shock to fans of the folk-rock fiddle player. It also came as a bit of a surprise to Dave.
The former member of Fairport Convention — one of the finest and fastest fiddlers in the world — read his own obituary while recovering from a chest infection in hospital in Coventry. “It’s not the first time I’ve died in Coventry,” he joked afterwards.
Fifteen years on, and ‘Swarb’ is not only still alive, he is gigging as hard as ever while passionately championing the next generation of folk musicians.
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