Dave Swarbrick first came to prominence on the folk scene as as young instrumental virtuoso in the Ian Campbell Folk Group. By 1967 Dave had left them and had teamed up with Martin Carthy as a duo. While they featured hot instrumental tracks in their live sets and recordings, Dave’s forte in the duo was sensitive accompaniment to Martin’s voice and guitar. In 1969 Dave Swarbrick joined Fairport Convention and helped invent English folk-rock.
A lost classic, first released in 1967 and immediately recognised as a recording landmark. Rags, Reels & Airs focuses solely on Dave Swarbrick and it finally gave him a chance to really stretch out and demonstrate his leading instrumental prowess. The result [...]