Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick at St Lukes Church

Really went for Mr Carthy,  not being a big violin fan, but the way the two of them played so well together made me a bit of a convert to the violin.  Swarbrick seemed to get Carthy fired up, so he played with more of that harsh picking style than I’ve heard from him for a long time.
In an interval I just had to say hello, and mention seeing him and the Watersons in their Hull venue when I was at school.  And then to add that we are related by marriage – his brother in law was married to a cousin of mine.  He said he was seeing cousin Ann the next day and would pass on my hello. I still didn’t buy a CD.

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They were good when playing together but great when they came together and worked so much closer, clearly enjoying the process.

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Swarbrick glancing up to see if another round was in order, or should they end it this time.  Usually it was another round, with a bit more flamboyance.  Great night, and they had Harveys at three pounds a pint voluntary contribution ( church not able to sell beer ).

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