The force of nature that was Dave Swarbrick has gone. I have no words to describe what this man and his music have meant to me over the years.
This is a video of the very first Cropredy I went to and the first time I understood the brilliance of the fiddle as a rock instrument. I remember standing there with shock on my face as he coaxed sounds that were a little scary and somewhat indescribable from an instrument that in my mind was genteel.
Swarb was truly unique, the Hendrix of the fiddle: