Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Dave Swarbrick - The Fiddler from Fairport

Peter Clemons zooms in on one of Coventry's most celebrated musicians - Dave Swarbrick who began with The Ian Campbell Folk Group, played in bands with ex members of Coventry's Dando Shaft but is best known for his work with Fairport Convention. Here's Pete's article from the Coventry Telegraph...

Spanish Ladies - Dave Swarbrick with Martin Carthy and Diz Disley

Ian Campbell Folk Group

Whippersnapper - Dave Swarbrick with Coventry's Martin Jenkins and Kevin Dempsey (Ex Dando Shaft) 1984, consisting of Dave Swarbrick (fiddlemandolinvocals), Chris Leslie (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), Kevin Dempsey (guitar, vocals) and Martin Jenkins (mando-celloflute, vocals). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whippersnapper_(band)

Crazy Man Michael - Fairport Convention

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Trane - Coventry Band Named After John Coltrane.

Pete Clemons looks at the tragic history of a promising 60's Coventry band named after John Coltrane for his latest article in the Coventry Telegraph - The Trane...

With more material on the Hobo A to Z of Bands

The Trane

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Rugby rag Blues festival 1969 with Pink Floyd Free and King Crimson

Pete Clemons, with his Rock-Blues pen, hits newsprint again with his latest article for the Coventry Telegraph. This time up he takes us back in time and over to Rugby for the 3 day Rugby Rag Blues Festival featuring Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Free and so many more rock, blues and folk artists.