Guildford Show — Folk-Rock Legends Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick

Folk Legends Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick will be performing at the Holy Trinity Church (The BOILER ROOM) Guildford SURREY this September.

English folk musician and singer-songwriter Dave Swarbrick is one of the most influential fiddle players on the folk-rock scene.

Photo by Jean-Luc Ourlin 1977

Photo by Jean-Luc Ourlin 1977

His work with the group Fairport Convention from 1969 has been credited with leading the band to produce their seminal album Liege and Lief (1969) which initiated the electric folk movement.

Swarbrick was born in New Malden, Surrey (now in Greater London) his family later moved to Linton, near Grassington, North Yorkshire.

In the 1960’s he played with Ewan MacColl, and McColl’s wife Peggy Seeger and began to collaborate with singer and guitarist Martin Carthy.

Martin Carthy
Martin Carthy had a residency at The Troubadour folk club in London’s Earls Court in the early 1960s.

His famous arrangement of the traditional ballad “Scarborough Fair” was adapted, without acknowledgement, by Paul Simon on the Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme recording. This caused a rift in their relationship (later resolved.)

Carthy has played with ‘all’ the legendary British folk-rock bands. He was a member of Steeleye Span, the Albion Country Band, The Watersons and helped out with Fairport Convention.

He was named Folk Singer of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2002.

Now you can get to see both Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick playing together again at a special performance at the Holy Trinity Church, High St, Guildford on Saturday 19 September.

See for tickets and further details.

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